Victoria Abbott, The Hammett Hex, Berkley Publishing
When, San Francisco turns deadly for book researcher, Jordan Bingham, should she blame Hammett’s noir legacy and trust no one?
Cathy Ace, The Corpse with the Ruby Lips, TouchWood Editions
A stint as a lecturer in Budapest, without Bud, has Cait Morgan investigating a cold case that might have links to the Cold War.
E.C. Bell, Stalking the Dead, Tyche Books
Murder can really put a kink in a Jenner family reunion.
Axel Howerton, Furr, Tyche Books
A modern gothic fairy tale marrying Noir and Urban Fantasy in the Canadian Rockies.
Rick Blechta, Rundown, Raven Books
Toronto might have a crazy on the loose, someone who’s using cars to kill innocent people. It’s up to Pratt and Ellis to figure it out.
Peter Robinson, When the Music’s Over, McClelland & Stewart
When the body of a young girl is found in a remote countryside lane, evidence suggests she was drugged, abused, and thrown from a moving van -- before being beaten to death.
M. H. Callway, Glow Grass and Other Tales, Carrick Publishing
Comedy, suspense and noir: seven gripping stories and two novellas by Arthur Ellis and Derringer finalist, M. H. Callway.
Roy Innes, The Extra Cadaver Murder, NeWest Press
Med students, cadavers and murdered surgeon. RCMP Inspector Coswell is up to his ears again, this time with an unwelcome female corporal at his side.
Eileen Schuh, Operation MaxTracker, Kastle Harbour Publishing
She’s intelligent, powerful and out to save the world from cybercriminals. However, she doesn’t have the skills to keep her children safe.
Iona Whishaw, A Killer in King's Cove, TouchWood Editions
A smart and enchanting postwar mystery that will appeal to fans of the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear.
Phyllis Smallman, Beach Kill
The second book in the Singer Brown mystery series.
Marcelle Dubé, Shelter, Falcon Ridge Publishing
Shelter is a taut, gothic-tinged suspense novel featuring a young woman running from an abusive husband and who must now confront the mystery surrounding her new home.
Anthony Bidulka, Set Free, Bon Vivant Books
"I would have packed less if I knew I was going to die." Author Jaspar Wills discovers that some kinds of freedom come at too high a cost.
Lisa de Nikolits, The Nearly Girl, Inanna Publications
Amelia Fisher suffers from a rare psychosis. She nearly gets things right but when it comes to accepted behaviours, she fails, with murderous consequences.
Barbara Fradkin, Fire in the Stars, Dundurn Press
A traumatized foreign aid worker battles danger from nature and man as she searches for a fellow trauma survivor in the Newfoundland wilds.
Mike Martin, A Long Ways from Home, Friesen Press
Canada's best-loved Mountie is back on the case. Outlaw bikers out of control and a small town in turmoil. Cool, Canadian crime.
Elle Wild, Strange Things Done, Dundurn Press/Thomas Allen Publishers
As roads snow over in Dawson City, journalist Jo Silver investigates the suicide of a local politician and discovers that nothing in the sleepy town is what it seems.
Carolyn Arnold, In the Line of Duty, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing
A hero has fallen, and hard-edged detective Madison Knight will stop at nothing short of finding justice—even if it means risking her own life.
Merrilee Robson, Murder is Uncooperative, North Star Press
Finding an apartment can be murder. At first Rebecca thinks her new housing co-op is perfect. But then she finds a body.
Nate Hendley, The Big Con, ABC-CLIO
A look at infamous US swindles and hoaxes, from the Victorian-era to today.
2017 Arthur Ellis Awards
CRIME WRITERS OF CANADA ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR 2017 ARTHUR ELLIS AWARDS AND A TOTAL OF $1750 IN PRIZE MONEY
Crime Writers of Canada has made the call for entries to the 2017 Arthur Ellis Awards for excellence in Canadian crime writing. They also announced a new prize of $1000CDN for Best First Crime Novel, to be sponsored by Rakuten Kobo, and a $500 prize for the Best Unpublished Crime Novel manuscript written by an unpublished writer, known as the “Unhanged Arthur”, which is sponsored by Dundurn Press. There is also a $250 prize for the Lou Allin Memorial Best Crime Novella.
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2017 Arthur Ellis Awards Submission Rules
Submission Rules for the Arthur Ellis Awards for Published Works
Entry Form for Published Works
Les prix Arthur Ellis appel de soumission
Submission Rules for The Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript
Entry Form for Unhanged Arthur Award
Unhanged Arthur Award Style Guide (containing formatting rules)
Crime Writers of Canada would like to thank our award sponsors.
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