Oline H Cogdill

This month has been the month of awards with the Edgar, Agatha, Lefties and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize announced.

Here are the honorees to date. We will up date the list as more awards are announced.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.
The winners are listed first, in bold type, with ** in front of title
(The Agatha Award winners were announced on April 23, 2022, during the Malice Domestic conference)
Best Contemporary Novel
**Cajun Kiss of Death by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane Books)
Watch Her by Edwin Hill (Kensington)
The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
Her Perfect Life by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)
Symphony Road by Gabriel Valjan (Level Best Books)

Best Historical Novel
**Death at Greenway by Lori Rader-Day (HarperCollins)
Murder at Mallowan Hall by Colleen Cambridge (Kensington)
Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara (Soho Crime)
The Bombay Prince by Sujata Massey (Soho Crime)
The Devil's Music by Gabriel Valjan (Winter Goose Publishing)

Best First Novel
**Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala (Berkley)
The Turncoat's Widow by Mally Becker (Level Best Books)
A Dead Man's Eyes by Lori Duffy Foster (Level Best Books)
Murder in the Master by Judy L. Murray (Level Best Books)
Mango, Mambo, and Murder by Raquel V. Reyes (Crooked Lane Books)

Best Short Story
**"Bay of Reckoning" by Shawn Reilly Simmons in Murder on the Beach (Destination Murders)
"A Family Matter" by Barb Goffman (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Jan/Feb 2021)
"A Tale of Two Sisters" by Barb Goffman in Murder on the Beach (Destination Murders)
"Doc's at Midnight" by Richie Narvaez in Midnight Hour (Crooked Lane Books)
"The Locked Room Library" by Gigi Pandian (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine July/Aug 2021)

Best Non-Fiction
**How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America by MWA with editors Lee Child and Laurie R. King (Simon & Schuster)
The Combat Zone: Murder, Race, and Boston's Struggle for Justice by Jan Brogan (Bright Leaf Press)
Murder Most Grotesque: The Comedic Crime Fiction of Joyce Porter by Chris Chan (Level Best Books)
The Irish Assassins: Conspiracy, Revenge, and the Phoenix Park Murders that Stunned Victorian England by Julie Kavanaugh (Atlantic Monthly Press)

Best Children's/YA Mystery
**I Play One on TV by Alan Orloff (Down & Out Books)
Cold-Blooded Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce (Algonquin Young Readers)
The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur (Fiewel and Friends/Macmillan)
Leisha's Song by Lynn Slaughter (Fire and Ice/Melange Books)
Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer (Wednesday Books)


Mystery/Thriller category
Awarded April 22, 2022 during the L.A. Times Books Festival
(Note: This category judged by Paula L. Wood, Alex Segura and Oline H. Cogdill)
**The Turnout by Megan Abbott (Putnam)
The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)
The Collective, by Alison Gaylin (Morrow)
Velvet Was the Night, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey)

The Lefties were announced April 9 during the Left Coast Crime Conference in Albuquerque 2022 Lefty Awards: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel
(winner) Raquel V. Reyes, Mango, Mambo, and Murder (Crooked Lane Books)
Ellen Byron, Cajun Kiss of Death (Crooked Lane Books)
Jennifer Chow, Mimi Lee Cracks the Code (Berkley Prime Crime)
Elle Cosimano, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It (Minotaur Books)
Cynthia Kuhn, How To Book a Murder (Crooked Lane Books)
Wendall Thomas, Fogged Off (Beyond the Page Books)

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel
(Bruce Alexander Memorial) for books covering events before 1970
(winner) Naomi Hirahara, Clark and Division (Soho Crime)
Susanna Calkins, The Cry of the Hangman (Severn House)
John Copenhaver, The Savage Kind (Pegasus Crime)
Sujata Massey, The Bombay Prince (Soho Crime)
Catriona McPherson, The Mirror Dance (Hodder & Stoughton)
Lori Rader-Day, Death at Greenway (William Morrow)

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel
(winner) Wanda M. Morris, All Her Little Secrets (William Morrow)
Alexandra Andrews, Who Is Maud Dixon (Little, Brown and Company)
Marco Carocari, Blackout (Level Best Books)
Zakiya Dalila Harris, The Other Black Girl (Atria Books)
Mia P. Manansala, Arsenic and Adobo (Berkley Prime Crime)

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel
(winner) William Kent Krueger, Lightning Strike (Atria Books)
Tracy Clark, Runner (Kensington Books)
S.A. Cosby, Razorblade Tears (Flatiron Press)
Matt Coyle, Last Redemption (Oceanview Publishing)
P.J. Vernon, Bath Haus (Doubleday)