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Agatha Award for Nonfiction

The Agatha Award for Nonfiction is awarded to a mystery or crime-related title about or written in a similar style to Agatha Christie (i.e closed setting, no sex or violence, amateur detective).  Previous winners and finalists have included:

The hour of peril : the secret plot to murder Lincoln before the Civil War / Daniel Stashower Double cross : the true story of the D-day spies / Ben Macintyre The Sookie Stackhouse companion / edited by Charlaine Harris The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in jazz age New York / Deborah Blum Talking about detective fiction / P.D. James The talented Miss Highsmith : the secret life and serious art of Patricia Highsmith / Joan Schenkar The new annotated Sherlock Holmes : the novels / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ; edited with annotations by Leslie S. Klinger Amelia Peabody's Egypt : a compendium / preface by Elizabeth Peters Kitchen privileges : a memoir / Mary Higgins Clark The Oxford companion to crime and mystery writing / editor in chief, Rosemary Herbert

 updated 2/6/2014