Abbott HammettHexVictoria 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?


Ace RubyLips


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.

Bell StalkingtheDead


E.C. Bell, Stalking the Dead, Tyche Books

Murder can really put a kink in a Jenner family reunion.

Howerton Furr


Axel Howerton, Furr, Tyche Books

A modern gothic fairy tale marrying Noir and Urban Fantasy in the Canadian Rockies.

Blechta Rundown


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.

Robinson WhentheMusic


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.

Bidulka SetFreeAnthony 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.


deNikolets NearlyGirlLisa 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.


Fradkin FireintheStarsBarbara 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.


Martin LongWaysfromHomeMike 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.


Wild StrangeThingsElle 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.


Arnold LineofDutyCarolyn 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.


Robson MurderUncoopMerrilee 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.


Hendley BigConNate Hendley, The Big Con, ABC-CLIO

A look at infamous US swindles and hoaxes, from the Victorian-era to today.



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2017 Arthur Ellis Awards


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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