macdonald-roarofthecrowdJanice MacDonald, The Roar of the Crowd: A Randy Craig Mystery, Ravenstone Books

Wherever Randy Craig goes, trouble seems to follow. 


hovey-deepestdarkJoan Hall Hovey, The Deepest Dark, Books We Love Ltd.

Following the accidental deaths of her husband and daughter, author Abby Miller sinks into depression.

misri-jewellofthamesAngela Misri, Jewel of the Thames, Fierce Ink Press

There's a new detective at 221 Baker Street... 


bolin-nightofthelivingthreadJanet Bolin, Night of the Living Thread, Berkley Prime Crime

Before she becomes the next fashion victim, Willow must follow a trail of glow-in-the-dark thread, delve into ancient Egyptian curses, and creep through a haunted graveyard… 

harlick-silvertotemR.J. Harlick, Silver Totem of Shame, Dundurn

The murder of a young Haida carver sends Meg Harris to Haida Gwaii, where she unravels a tangle of betrayal that reaches back to the 1880s.

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News Highlights

Congratulations to Andrew Pyper author of The Demonologist, which has won the Thriller Award, for Best Hardcover Novel!

Congratulations to Twist Phalen, author of Footprints in Water, which has won the Thriller Award for Best Short Story!


Congratulations to the Winners of the

Arthur Ellis Awards

Best Novel
Seán Haldane, The Devil’s Making, Stone Flower Press

Best First Novel
J. Kent Messum, Bait, Penguin Canada

Best Novella
Melodie Campbell, The Goddaughter’s Revenge, Orca Books

Best Short Story
Twist Phelan, Footprints in Water, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Best Book in French
Maureen MartineauL’enfant promis, La courte échelle

Best Juvenile/YA
Elizabeth MacLeod, Bones Never Lie, Annick Press

Best Unpublished First Novel (Unhanged Arthur)
Rachel Greenaway, Cold Girl

Find out more about these books in the CCC Shortlist Special


This is the inaugural year of the CWC Grand Master Award, intended to recognize Canadian crime writers who have a substantial body of work that has garnered national and international recognition.

This year’s winner of the CWC Grand Master Award is Howard Engel, the author of the award winning Benny Cooperman detective series. A mainstay of the Canadian crime writing scene for many years, Mr. Engel helped put Canadian crime writing on the map at a time when few mysteries were set in this country.


[Note: As the Nonfiction category did not receive the minimum number of entries, books submitted this year will be considered for the 2015 award.] 



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