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Fran Hinkel - 07:03am May 3, 2004 PST(#1 of 3)
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2004 Agatha Award Nominees:

Best Novel

Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon by Donna Andrews (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
Mumbo Gumbo by Jerrilyn Farmer (William Morrow)
Letter From Home by Carolyn Hart (Berkley Prime Crime)
Dream House by Rochelle Krich (Ballantine Books)
Last Lessons of Summer by Margaret Maron (Mysterious Press)
Shop till You Drop by Elaine Viets (Signet)

Best First Novel

Dealing in Murder by Elaine Flinn (Avon)
Haunted Ground by Erin Hart (Scribner)
Take the Bait by S. W. Hubbard (Pocket)
Alpine for You by Maddy Hunter (Pocket Books)
Murder Off Mike by Joyce Krieg (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
O’ Artful Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Soho Press Inc.)

Best Nonfiction

Mystery Women: An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction, vol. 3 (parts 1 & 2) by Colleen A. Barnett (Poisoned Pen Press)
A Second Helping of Murder: More Diabolically Delicious Recipes from Contemporary Mystery Writers, edited by Jo Grossman and Robert Weibezahl (Poisoned Pen Press)
Atomic Renaissance: Women Mystery Writers of the 1940s and 1950s by Jeffrey Marks (Delphi Books)
Amelia Peabody’s Egypt: A Compendium, edited by Elizabeth Peters and Kristen Whitbread (William Morrow)
Dick Francis Companion by Jean Swanson and Dean James (Berkley Prime Crime)

Best Short Story

“Doppleganger” by Rhys Bowen in Blood On Their Hands (Berkley Prime Crime)
“No Man’s Land” by Elizabeth Foxwell in Blood On Their Hands (Berkley Prime Crime)
“Safety First” by Marcia Talley in Blood On Their Hands (Berkley Prime Crime)
“Red Meat” by Elaine Viets in Blood On Their Hands (Berkley Prime Crime)
“Sex and Bingo” by Elaine Viets in High Stakes (Signet)

Best Children's/Young Adult

Gangsters at the Grand Atlantic by Sarah Masters Buckey (Pleasant Company)
Danger, Dynamite! by Anne Capeci (Peachtree Publishers)
Ghost Light on Graveyard Shoal by Elizabeth McDavid Jones (Pleasant Company)
The 7th Knot by Kathleen Karr (Marshall Cavendish)
The Secret of the Equestrian Park by Gay Toltl Kinman (Amber Quill Press)


Fran Hinkel - 07:30am May 3, 2004 PST(#2 of 3)
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2004 Edgar Award Nominees:

Best Novel

The Guards by Ken Bruen
Out by Natsuo Kirino
Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Best First Novel

12 Bliss Street by Martha Conway
Offer of Proof by Robert Heilbrun
Night of the Dance by James Hime
Death of a Nationalist by Rebecca Pawel
Bridge of Sighs by Olen Steinhauer

Best Paperback Original

Cut and Run by Jeff Abbott
The Last Witness by Joel Goldman
Wisdom of the Bones by Christopher Hyde
Southland by Nina Revoyr
Find Me Again by Sylvia Maultash Warsh


Fran Hinkel - 07:34am May 3, 2004 PST(#3 of 3)
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Mary Higgins Clark Award Nominees:

Ricochet by Nancy Baker Jacobs
A Bloodhound to Die For by Virginia Lanier
The Samurai's Daughter by Sujata Massey
The Body in the Lighthouse by Katherine Hall Page
Song of the Bones by Marcia K. Preston

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