Linwood Barclay, Broken Promise, Doubleday Canada
Secrets big and small are about to rip the town of Promise Falls apart
Gloria 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.
Kay 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.
Vicki Delany, Haitian Graves, Orca Rapid Reads
The vibrant color and sounds of Haiti hide dark secrets.
Cathy 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).
Judy 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.
Kristina Stanley, Descent, Imajin Books
At an isolated mountain resort, a driven but inexperienced security director pursues the killer of an Olympic-caliber ski racer.
Louise 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...
Erika Chase, Book Fair and Foul, Berkley Prime Crime
For the mystery lovers of Ashton Corners, burial plots tell the most intriguing stories.
Virginia Winters, The Child on the Terrace, Cambridge Books
Vacationing Anne McPhail must rescue a kidnapped Israeli child.
SG 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.
Giles 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.
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.
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.
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)
CWC wishes to thank our MC for the
2015 ARTHUR ELLIS AWARDS:
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