Shelby Cain, Mountain Girl, Oolichan Books
A girl disappears in the woods and returns home four years later, a sick child in her arms and a man she calls her husband by her side.
Janet Kellough, Wishful Seeing, Dundurn Press
Fraud, murder and secret lust threaten both Thaddeus Lewis and the Cobourg-Peterborough railway.
Rene Natan, Lemoncella Cocktail, Archway Publishing
Patrick worries. The records dealing with the crime he committed when he was thirteen-year old were really sealed forever? He doubted...
Linda Wiken, Toasting Up Trouble, Berkley Publishing
A delicious new cosy series featuring the Culinary Capers Dinner Club—who are fearless at cooking up new dishes and putting down crime.
Maureen Jennings, Dead Ground In Between, McClelland & Stewart
Set in Britain during the darkest days of World War II, this is a must-read for fans of Foyle's War, Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs series, and wartime dramas.
Jay Allan Storey, The Arx, Non Sequitur Publishing
On leave after a mental breakdown, a homicide detective stumbles on a conspiracy to kidnap children. But can he find anyone to believe him?
Sarah Fox, The Crêpes of Wrath, Penguin Random House (Alibi)
In the seaside town of Wildwood Cove, Marley McKinney finds herself in a sticky situation.
Mary Sawyer, Lockdown Murder
Stella Page is a good principal who has found her way back to liking her job until a dead body is found in the school's boiler room.
2016 Arthur Ellis Awards
Peter Kirby, Open Season, Linda Leith Publishing
Best First Novel:
Ausma Zehanat Khan, The Unquiet Dead, Minotaur Books
The Lou Allin Memorial Award for Best Novella*:
Jeremy Bates, Black Canyon, Ghillinnein Books
Best Short Story:
Scott Mackay, The Avocado Kid, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine
Best Book in French:
Luc Chartrand, L'Affaire Myosotis, Québec Amérique
Best Juvenile/YA :
Stephanie Tromly, Trouble is a Friend of Mine, Kathy Dawson Books
Dean Jobb, Empire of Deception, HarperCollins Publishers
The Dundurn Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel:
Jayne Barnard, When the Flood Falls
CWC announces the 2016 Grand Master Eric Wright
If there ever was a crime writer whom the Canadian crime-writing community needs to thank it is Eric Wright. He wrote eighteen crime novels, in four different series, as well as novels, a novella, and a memoir. Eric’s first novel, The Night the Gods Smiled (1983), won the first Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel, the John Creasey Award from the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA), and the City of Toronto Book Award. The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn (2000) won an Arthur and was nominated for an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America (MWA). His writing career spanned over forty years and his contribution to Canadian crime writing was, without question, immense. This was recognized in 1998 when Eric received the Derrick Murdoch Award for lifetime contribution to Canadian crime writing. Eric Wright passed away in October, 2015, shortly after being notified that he had been selected for the Grand Master Award. Eric continued writing until shortly before his death, and in May 2016, Cormorant Books released The Land Mine, a historical novel loosely based on Eric’s own childhood in World War II London.
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