Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction

 

2017 selection

From Holmes to Sherlock

Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction 2017

by Mattias Boström Mysterious Press (August 01, 2017)

Everyone knows Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created a unique literary character who has remained popular for over a century and is appreciated more than ever today. But what made this fictional character,...


2013 selection

The Hour of Peril

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2014, Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction 2013

by Daniel Stashower Minotaur Books (January 28, 2013)

"It's history that reads like a race-against-the-clock thriller." --Harlan Coben

Daniel Stashower, the two-time Edgar award-winning author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl, uncovers the riveting true story of the...


2011 selection

Books, Crooks and Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure

Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction 2011

by Leslie Budewitz Quill Driver Books (October 01, 2011)

Addressing the misunderstood and misrepresented aspects of the law in today’s writing, this reliable guidebook demonstrates how to use legal concepts, terminology, and procedure to create fiction that is true...


2010 selection

Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks

Macavity Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction 2011, Anthony Award for Best Critical/Biographical Nonfiction 2011, Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction 2010

by John Curran HarperCollins (March 30, 2010)

Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks is the fascinating exploration of the contents of Agatha Christie’s long hidden notebooks, including illustrations, analyses, and two previously unpublished Hercule Poirot...


2001 selection

Seldom Disappointed

Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction 2001

by Tony Hillerman Harper Perennial (May 21, 2013)

When Tony Hillerman looks back at seventy-six years spent getting from hardtimes farm boy to bestselling author, he sees lots of evidence that Providence was poking him along. For example, when an absentminded...