Kaye George’s CHOKE Nominated for Agatha Award

I am pleased—but not surprised—to announce that Kaye George’s CHOKE: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel.

The Agathas, which honor the “traditional mystery” (“loosely defined as mysteries which contain no explicit sex or excessive gore or violence”), are awarded annually at the Malice Domestic convention in Bethesda, Maryland.

A review of Choke appeared here last June. After almost nine months of deliberation, I still agree with what I wrote then. So instead repeating myself, I’ll provide a link.

I will add, however, that although Choke contains no explicit sex, would-be PI Immy Duckworthy wouldn’t mind if it did contain just a bit. She runs across some awfully good-looking guys in the unlicensed private detective business. Both Saltlick, Texas and Wymee Falls have more than their fair share.

Some of them don’t even turn out to be criminals.

8 thoughts on “Kaye George’s CHOKE Nominated for Agatha Award

  1. I’m interested in the format of this book, which I assume is for adults, presented in a picture book style… from the cover at least.


    1. The “book” in the photo isn’t a book–it’s a poster the owner of the bookstore had made for Kaye’s signing. That’s why it looks like a picture book. Choke is a trade paperback. (It took me a while to figure out why you thought it was a paperback, but I finally got there. 🙂


        1. That should read “why you thought it was a PICTURE BOOK,” not paperback. I really need someone to follow me around and correct my errors. It would be a full-time job.


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