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Award Winning Books!: Mystery/Horror

Mystery / Horror Winners

Agatha Awards

Named in honor of Agatha Christie, The Agatha Awards recognize the Traditional Mystery, books typified by the works of Agatha Christie and others. The literary prizes are awarded at Malice Domestic, an annual fan convention celebrating the mystery genre. Awards are announced in May.

link to Bayou Book Thief by Ellen Byron in the catalog

2023 Best Contemporary Novel Nominee

link to death by bubble tea by jennifer  j chow in the catalog

2023 Best Contemporary Novel Nominee

Link to a world of curiosities by louise penny in the catalog

2023 Best Contemporary Novel Nominee

link to because I could not stop for death by amanda flower in the catalog

2023 Best Historical Novel Nominee

link to the lindbergh nanny by mariah fredericks in the catalog

2023 Best Historical Novel Nominee

link to cheddar off dead by korina moss in the catalog

2023 Best First Novel Nominee

the bangalore detectives club by harini nagendra in the catalog

2023 Best First Novel Nominee

link to the science of murder the forensics of agatha christie by carla valentine in the catalog

2023 Best Non-fiction Nominee

link to agatha christie an elusive woman by lucy worsley

2023 Best Non-fiction Nominee

Bram Stoker Awards

The Horror Writers Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement in works of Horror published in the English language. The Award is named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of the seminal horror work, Dracula. Awards are announced in May.

Link to My heart is a chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones in the Catalog

2021 Superior Achievement in a Novel Winner

Link to The River has Teeth by Erica Waters in the Catalog

2021 Superior Achievement in a YA Novel Winner

Link to The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix in the Catalog

2021 Superior Achievement in a Novel Nominee

Link to The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig in the Catalog

2021 Superior Achievement in a Novel Nominee

Link to Children of Chicago by Cynthia Pelayo in the Catalog

2021 Superior Achievement in a Novel Nominee

Link to The Queen of the Cicadas by V. Castro in the Catalog

2021 Superior Achievement in a Novel Nominee

Link to When the Reckoning Comes by LaTanya McQueen in the Catalog

2021 Superior Achievement in a First Novel Nominee

Link to Rabbits by Terry Miles in the Catalog

2021 Superior Achievement in a First Novel Nominee

Link to Tidepool by Nicole Willson in the Catalog

2021 Superior Achievement in a First Novel Nominee

Link to All the Bodies by Kendare Blake in the Catalog

2021 Superior Achievement in a YA Novel Nominee

Link to House of Hollow Krystal Sutherland in the Catalog

2021 Superior Achievement in a YA Novel Nominee

Link to Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis in the Catalog

2021 Superior Achievement in a YA Novel Nominee

The Edgar Awards

The Edgar Awards, are widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the mystery genre. Named in honor of Edgar Allen Poe, and presented by Mystery Writers of America, the awards honor the best in mystery fiction and nonfiction. Awards are presented in April.

Link to Like a Sister by  Kellye Garrett n the catalog

2023 Best Novel Nominee

Link to Gangland by Chuck Hogan in the catalog

2023 Best Novel Nominee

Link to Devil House by John Darnielle in the catalog

2023 Best Novel Nominee

Link to The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias in the catalog

2023 Best Novel Nominee

Link to Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka in the catalog

2023 Best Novel Nominee

Link to The Maid by Nita Prose in the catalog

2023 Best Novel Nominee