Current Award Nominees

Macavity Award Nominees

Mystery Readers International have released their 2019 Macavity Award shortlist  and included among the nominees is Leslie Budewitz's Agatha Award winning tale “All God’s Sparrows” (from AHMM’s May/June 2018 issue). The historical tale, which can be read here and listened to in our podcast series is about Stagecoach Mary and the settling of Montana Territory. The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cats” of T.S. Eliot. Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in five categories. The winners will be announced at Bouchercon 2019. A new Stagecoach Mary story by Leslie Budewitz is forthcoming in AHMM’s November/December 2019 issue. 

Agatha Award Nominees

The 2018 Agatha Award Finalists for Best Short Story have been announced by Malice Domestic, and they include two stories from AHMM: Leslie Budewitz's All God’s Sparrows,” set in eighteenth-century Montana Territory, and Tara Laskowski's modern whodunit, “The Case of the Vanishing Professor,” both from the May/June 2018 issue. The awards will be presented at the Malice Domestic conference in Bethesda, Maryland on May 4, 2019. The Agatha Awards honor the year’s best traditional mysteries.