Agatha Award (Best Contemporary Mystery)
Book Title Author Date
The Wrong Girl Hank Phillippi Ryan 2013
The Beautiful Mystery Louise Penny 2012
Three-Day Town Margaret Maron 2011
Bury Your Dead Louise Penny 2010
Blue Heaven C. J. Box 2009
The Cruelest Month Louise Penny 2008
A Fatal Grace Louise Penny 2007
The Virgin of Small Plains Nancy Pickard 2006
The Body in the Snowdrift Katherine Hall Page 2005
Birds of a Feather Jacqueline Winspear 2004
Letter from Home Carolyn Hart 2003
You've Got Murder Donna Andrews 2002
Murphy's Law Rhys Bowen 2001
Storm Track Margaret Maron 2000
Mariner's Compass Earlene Fowler 1999
Butchers Hill Laura Lippman 19980
The Devil in Music Kate Ross 1997
Up Jumps the Devil Margaret Maron 1996
If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him Sharyn McCrumb 1995
She Walks These Hills Sharyn McCrumb 1994
Dead Man's Island Carolyn Hart 1993
Bootlegger's Daughter Margaret Maron 1992
I. O. U. Nancy Pickard 19910
Bum Steer Nancy Pickard 1990
Naked Once More Elizabeth Peters 1989
Something Wicked Carolyn G. Hart 1988