barclay-brokenpromiseLinwood Barclay, Broken Promise, Doubleday Canada

Secrets big and small are about to rip the town of Promise Falls apart 



 






ferris-shroudofrosesGloria Ferris, Shroud of Roses, Dundurn Press

Fifteen years after the final graduation party, a skeleton is found curled up in an abandoned high school locker. 




 






kendall-rainydaywomenKay Kendall, Rainy Day Women, Stairway Press-Seattle

1969. Austin Starr jets from Toronto to Vancouver, infant in tow, to save her pal accused of killing a women's lib leader at UBC. 






delany-haitiangravesVicki Delany, Haitian Graves, Orca Rapid Reads

The vibrant color and sounds of Haiti hide dark secrets. 
 
 

 






ace-caseofthedottydowagerCathy Ace, The Case of the Dotty Dowager, Severn House Publishing

Meet the Women of the WISE Enquiries Agency (one is Welsh, one Irish, one Scottish & one English). 


 






penzsheluk-hangmansnooseJudy Penz Sheluk, The Hanged Man's Noose, Barking Rain Press

Small-town secrets and subterfuge lead to murder in this fast-moving, deftly written tale of high-stakes real estate wrangling gone amok. 






stanley-descentKristina Stanley, Descent, Imajin Books

At an isolated mountain resort, a driven but inexperienced security director pursues the killer of an Olympic-caliber ski racer. 

 






penny-natureofthebeastLouise Penny, The Nature Of The Beast, Minotaur Books

Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines... 

chase-bookfairandfoulErika Chase, Book Fair and Foul, Berkley Prime Crime

For the mystery lovers of Ashton Corners, burial plots tell the most intriguing stories. 
 

 






winters-childontheterraceVirginia Winters, The Child on the Terrace, Cambridge Books

Vacationing Anne McPhail must rescue a kidnapped Israeli child. 
 






wong-inforapoundSG Wong, In For A Pound

Lola Starke and her Ghost, Aubrey, investigate a double murder in 1930s Crescent City, where hauntings are normal and the Chinese dominate. 

blunt-hesitationcutsGiles Blunt, The Hesitation Cut, Random House Canada

One sight of the faint scars from a failed suicide attempt is enough to turn a young Benedictine monk's life upside down. 

 






News Highlights


Congratulations!

The winner of the Kobo Emerging Writers, Genre Fiction Prize is Sam Wiebe for
Last of the Independents (Dundurn). Bestowed to a different genre every year, this year's prize acknowledges a work of mystery.

 


 

CHECK IT OUT

Arthur Gala Slide Presentation

Also check out the 2015 Arthur Photo Album on Facebook.

 

 

Announcing the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award Winners for Crime Writing

Best Novel

C.C. Humphreys, Plague, Doubleday Canada

Best First Novel

Steve Burrows, Siege of Bitterns, Dundurn Press

Best Novella *

Jas. R. Petrin, A Knock on the Door, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine

Best Short Story 

Margaret Atwood, Stone Mattress, McClelland & Stewart

Best Book in French

Andrée Michaud, Bondrée, Editions Québec Amérique

Best Juvenile/YA Book

Sigmund Brouwer, Dead Man's Switch, Harvest House

Best Nonfiction Book

Charlotte Gray, The Massey Murder, HarperCollins

Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel

Strange Things Done by Elle Wild


*CWC announces the Lou Allin Memorial Award of $200 for the Arthur Ellis Novella Category

Sponsored by the 2011 Bloody Words Conference Committee, this award will be given in honour of Lou Allin.  Lou was a board member of CWC, a co-chair of the 2011 Bloody Words Conference, an award-winning writer, and a mentor to many.  This award is particularly fitting, as she was the winner of the first Arthur Ellis Novella Award.  We miss you dearly, Lou.

 

Many thanks to artist and CWC member Don Graves for donating a Canadian landscape painting as a prize for Best Novel.

 

 

CWC announces the 2015 Derrick Murdoch Award Winner,

Sylvia McConnell

In 1998, Sylvia McConnell began RendezVous Crime, a publishing house with the mandate to publish crime novels written by Canadians set in Canada. Over the next thirteen years she published 80 works of crime fiction, many of which were nominated for or won prestigious awards.  For her belief in the value of Canadians telling Canadian stories, for her encouragement of new Canadian authors, and for her recognition of talent with staying power, we are proud to present Sylvia McConnell with the Derrick Murdoch award for 2015.

 


 

 Congratulations to the winner of the 2015 Bony Blithe Award!

Cathy Ace, The Corpse with the Platinum Hair (Touchwood Editions)

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CWC wishes to thank our MC for the

2015 ARTHUR ELLIS AWARDS:

Allison Dore

cohost from the WARD AND AL SHOW, ON Sirius XM Radio!

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Allison Dore is a comedian, actor and radio personality. She is the cohost of the Ward and Al show on SiriusXM's Canada Talks channel 167, where she has the opportunity to talk about news, pop culture, entertainment, and current events for 3 hours a day. In an effort to use her skills to give back, Allison has had the privilege of hosting events for charities such as the BluMatter Project and Dress for Success, and performing comedy on various fundraisers for charities of all kinds.

 


 

 

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