Aunt Agatha’s

New & Used Mysteries, Detection & True Crime Books

Owners Robin & Jamie Agnew


Robin & Jamie Agnew both worked many retail jobs including Borders, in Jamie’s case, and when their daughter Margaret was born in 1991 the idea of starting a business where they could share both work and child care was born. Modeled on Uncle Edgar’s mystery bookstore in Minneapolis, the Agnews took the leap in 1992 and never looked back. The store won the Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 2013 for service to the mystery community outside the realm of creative writing. After 26 years, Aunt Agatha’s closed its brick-and-mortar store in the fall of 2018 but still sells online at auntagatha’ They continue to host monthly book discussions and feature book reviews on their site.