Agatha Award Winners

Best First Novel

2013 - Leslie Budewitz, Death Al Dente

2012 - Susan M. Boyer, Lowcountry Boil

2011 Sara J. Henry, Learning to Swim 

2010 - Avery Aames, The Long Quiche Goodbye

2009 - Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

2008 - G.M. Malliet, Death of a Cozy Writer
 
2007 - Hank Phillippi Ryan, Prime Time
 
2006 - Sandra Parshall,  The Heat of the Moon
 
2005 - Laura Durham, Better Off Wed
 
2004 - Harley Jane Kozak, Dating Dead Men
 
2003 - Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs
 
2002 - Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter
 
2001 - Sarha Strohmeyer, Bubbles Unbound
 
2000 - Rosemary Stevens, Death on a Silver Tray
 
1999 - Donnia Andrews, Murder with Peacocks
 
1998 - Robin Hathaway, The Doctor Digs a Grave
 
1997 - Sujata Massey, The Salaryman's Wife
 
1996 - Anne George, Murder on a Girl's Night Out
 
1995 - Jeanne M. Dams, The Body in the Transept
 
1994 - Jeff Abbott, Do Unto Others
 
1993 - Nevada Barr, Track of the Cat
 
1992 - Barbara Neely, Blanche on the Lam
 
1991 - Mary Willis Walker, Zero at the Bone
 
1990 - Katherine Hall Page, The Body in the Belfry
 
1989 - Jill Churchill, Grime and Punishment
 
1988 - Elizabeth George, A Great Deliverance
 
Best Novel

2013 - Hank Phillippi Ryan, The Wrong Girl

2012 - Louise Penny, The Beautiful Mystery

2011 - Margaret Maron, Three-Day Town  

2010 - Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead

2009 - Louise Penny, A Brutal Telling
 
2008 - Louise Penny, The Cruelest Month
 
2007 - Louise Penny, A Fatal Grace
 
2006 - Nancy Pickard, The Virgin of Small Plains
 
2005 - Katherine Hall Page, The Body in the Snowdrift
 
2004 - Jacqueline Winspear,  Birds of a Feather
 
2003 - Carolyn Hart, Letter From Home
 
2002 - Donna Andrews, You've Got Murder
 
2001 - Rhys Bowen, Murphy's Law
 
2000 - Margaret Maron, Storm Track
 
1999 - Earlene Fowler, Mariner's Compass
 
1998 - Laura Lippman, Butchers Hill
 
1997 - Kate Ross, The Devil In Music
 
1996 - Margaret Maron, Up Jumps The Devil
 
1995 - Sharyn McCrumb, If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him
 
1994 - Sharyn McCrumb, She Walks These Hills
 
1993 - Carolyn Hart, Dead Man's Island
 
1992 - Margaret Maron, Bootlegger's Daughter
 
1991 - Nancy Pickard, I.O.U.
 
1990 - Nancy Pickard, Bum Steer
 
1989 - Elizabeth Peters,Naked Once More
 
1988 - Carolyn G. Hart, Something Wicked