Wilson Mezacalero

 T.E. Wilson, Mezcalero, Boularderie Island Press

First book in the Detective Sánchez chronicles. Rich in detail, this is an absorbing tale that shines light into the dark corners of Mexico's pervasive and devastating world of organized crime.

Brown EvilResurrection

 Harold Lea Brown, Deadly Invisible Enemies: Evil Resurrection, Harold Lea Brown

What if all things that happen in life, good and evil, are not random or coincidence, but really intentional cyber events?

Sullivan Yolk

 Colleen Baxter Sullivan, Yolk, Waldorf Publishing

Yolk is a fun, fast-paced, but ultimately suspense-filled novel filled with complex characters and a mystery that unfolds in an exciting way.

Orchard OverMayaDeadBody

 Sandra Orchard, Over Maya Dead Body, Revell Publishing

FBI agent Serena Jones must unearth the ringleader of an antiquities smuggling ring on Martha's Vineyard before another dead body turns up.

Bronken BloodyBusinessofLuck

 Trine Bronken, The Bloody Business of Luck, Trine Bronken

Communications manager Kate Logan and investigative reporter Rhys Wilson, butt heads and dodge bodies to avoid being the next victims of the Provincial Lottery Corporation.

Barclay Chase

 Linwood Barclay, Chase, Puffin Canada

The Incredible Journey meets Gordon Korman's On the Run in this exciting middle-grade thriller.

Kellough HeartBalmTort

 Janet Kellough, The Heart Balm Tort, Janet Kellough

Preacher Thaddeus Lewis investigates seduction, arson and murder in London, Canada West. When his granddaughter Martha is threatened by the killer, Thaddeus gets some unexpected help from an old adversary - con-artist and fraudster Clementine Elliott

White DrownedGirls

 

Loreth Anne White, The Drowned Girls, Montlake

When a rapist escalates to serial murder, a sex crimes detective takes a turn at homicide.

Sullivan Jaded

 

Colleen Baxter Sullivan, Jaded, Waldorf Publishing

As a sequel to Lil’s Way, Jaded takes you to a new level of intrigue and thrills. Delve into this world of deceit and family drama leading to murder. 

Doyle GhostsintheBrothel

 

Robert U. Doyle, Ghosts in the Brothel, APF Press

A sex worker murders a mob enforcer and escapes a Toronto brothel.Tara Street takes on the mob and ghosts in this cracker of a case.

Soosar PTA

 

Jennifer Soosar, Parent Teacher Association, Black Opal Books

A small town with a bad reputation. A troubled new teacher. An aggressive mother with a bizarre agenda. Welcome to Splinter Wood, Pennsylvania.

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About the Grand Master Award

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CWC established the Grand Master Award in 2014 to recognize a Canadian crime writer with a substantial body of work who has garnered national and international recognition.

The Grand Master is chosen by a jury chosen by the Chair of Crime Writers of Canada, with advice from the board. The award is presented biennially, alternating with the Derrick Murdoch Award.

Grand Masters

Wright Eric

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.

 

Howard Engel

2014 Grand Master: Howard Engel

It is with great pleasure that Crime Writers of Canada presents the inaugural award to Howard Engel, a mainstay of Canadian crime writing for many years.

Since his first book, Suicide Murders, introduced P.I. Benny Cooperman in 1980, his detective series has garnered both national and international recognition. He has won numerous awards for his writing, including 1985 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, the 1990 Harbourfront Festival Prize for Canadian Literature, the 1998 Derrick Murdoch Award and the 2005 Writer’s Trust Of Canada Matt Cohen Award. He was chosen as the Barker Fairley Distinguished Visitor for University College at the University of Toronto and in 2007 named to the Order of Canada.

His books have been published in over 20 countries and two have been adapted for TV films.

Mr. Engel was a founding member of Crime Writers of Canada and a past president.

 

 

 

 

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