yourkowski-sweetrevengeYvonne Yourkowski, Sweetest Revenge, Create Space

The only way to stop the voices is to appease them with more blood, and he's more than capable of obliging. 

mesdames-thirteeno-clockMesdames of Mayhem, Thirteen O'Clock, Carrick Publishing

Twisted tales of time...and crime. 

chase-lawandauthorErika Chase, Law and Author, Berkley Prime Crime

The Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society reconvenes to solve a murder in their own backyard. 

gates-bookedEva Gates, Booked for Trouble, Penguin Obsidian

Lucy must hunt down a dangerous killer before the authorities throw the book at her poor mother. 

delany-haitiangravesVicki Delany, Haitian Graves, Orca Rapid Reads

The vibrant color and sounds of Haiti hide dark secrets. 


blunt-hesitationcutsGiles 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. 


arnold-bluebabyCarolyn Arnold, Blue Baby, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.

Happiness is elusive for many, but from the killer’s standpoint, it’s something he creates. And he’s determined to get it right... 


penny-natureofthebeastLouise 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... 

chase-bookfairandfoulErika Chase, Book Fair and Foul, Berkley Prime Crime

For the mystery lovers of Ashton Corners, burial plots tell the most intriguing stories. 


wong-inforapoundSG 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. 

denikolets-betweenthecracksLisa de Nikolits, Between The Cracks She Fell, Inanna Publications

A powerful-first person narrative about the explosive consequences of betrayal, survival in troubled times. 

koetting-encoreAlexis Koetting, Encore, Five Star Publishing

Set in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Encore offers a backstage look at life in the theatre along with humor, heartbreak, and plenty of suspense. 

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News Highlights

Arthur Ellis Awards will open for entries on Sept. 1. 

Stay tuned!


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.




Arthur Gala Slide Presentation

Also check out the 2015 Arthur Photo Album on Facebook.



Announcing the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award 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.


Many thanks to artist and CWC member Don Graves for donating a Canadian landscape painting as a prize for Best Novel.



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 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


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.




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