ace-corpsewiththesapphireeyesCathy Ace, The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes, TouchWood Editions

Cait, Bud, and Cait's sister Sian tackle the case of The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes, attempting to solve the mystery before another sinister event can ruin their nuptials. 

blair-truebelieverMichael Blair, True Believers, Linda Leith Publishing

Things are slow for PI Hack Loomis when his assistant asks him to look into the disappearance of her friend Belle Ryerson. 

farrow-stormmurdersJohn Farrow, The Storm Murders, Minotaur

After a massive blizzard, two policemen are called to an isolated farm house sitting in the middle of a pristine snow-blanketed field. 

danna-flameinthewindJen J. Danna, A Flame In The Wind of Death, Harlequin Worldwide Mysteries

Forensic anthropologist Matt Lowell and Massachusetts State Police Trooper Leigh Abbott are called in to investigate burned remains following a fire in a historic antique shop. Mass market edition. 

kroll-dropzoneBob Kroll, The Drop Zone, ECW Press

When a deranged teenager, a possible witness, crosses Peterson's path, he is propelled into a sleazy, violent world... 

campbell-codenamegmMelodie Campbell, Code Name: Gypsy Moth, Imajin Books

It isn't easy being a female barkeep in the final frontier...especially when you’re also a spy! 

carson-ancientdangersJo-Ann Carson, Ancient Danger, Jo-Ann Carson Terpstra

Sadie Stewart, a super model by day and CIA operative by night, is sent to stop the theft of King Tut’s scarab from Highclere castle. 

duncan-slatedfordeathElizabeth Duncan, Slated for Death, St. Martin's Press

Pandemonium erupts in the North Wales town of Llanelen. 

wong-dieonyourfeetSG Wong, Die On Your Feet, SG Wong

Arthur Ellis Award finalist now in print! 

martin-deadletterFinley Martin, The Dead Letter, Acorn Press

Dirty cops,tainted politicians, tough-minded women, and ruthless criminals block PI Anne Brown's investigation into an alleged murder. 

arnold-coffeeismurderCarolyn Arnold, Coffee is Murder, Carolyn Arnold

Their first case as private investigators have Sean, Sara, and Jimmy neck-deep in coffee beans trying to find a killer. 

jobb-empireofdeceptionDean Jobb, Empire of Deception, HarperCollins Canada

The untold story of 1920s Chicago con man Leo Koretz, who ran one of the longest and most successful swindles in history. 

martin-twistoffortuneMike Martin, A Twist of Fortune, Baico Publishing

Sgt. Windflower is back on the case in Newfoundland. This time there's drugs, danger and more than one dead body.

deverell-sing-a-worried-songWilliam Deverell, Sing a Worried Song, ECW Press

Arthur Beauchamp prosecutes a thrill killer who turns on him, seeking to add him to his list. 

burrow-pityingofdovesSteve Burrows, A Pitying of Doves, Dundurn Press

Why would a killer ignore expensive jewellery and take a pair of Turtledoves as the only bounty? 

News Highlights

Announcing the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards

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.



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 five finalists for the 2015 Bony Blithe Award!

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

Judith Alguire, Many Unpleasant Returns (Signature Editions)

E.C. Bell, Seeing the Light (Tyche Books)

Janet Bolin, Night of the Living Thread (Berkley Prime Crime)

Allan Stratton, The Resurrection of Mary Mabel McTavish (Dundurn Press)

The award will be presented at the Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award Bash on Friday, May 29, at The Hot House Restaurant & Bar, 35 Church St., Toronto (Church at Front). The festivities start at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Room. For more information, contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



CWC is please to announce the MC for the


Allison Dore

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


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.

Thursday May 28 2015

6 PM



Tickets will be available starting April 25



Congratulations to Anthony Bidulka, a long-time member of the board of the CWC, who has been named
Saskatoon's Citizen of the Year, along with his husband Herb McFaul.

Read the story here.



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