Brenda Chapman, Shallow End, Dundurn Books
Wading through deeply buried secrets to the truth will take Stonechild and the team on a twisted journey into the heart of evil.
Carolyn Arnold, Remnants, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
The FBI team is sent to Savannah, Georgia, to hunt a serial killer and find themselves embroiled in a creepy psychological nightmare. Book 6
Janet Brons, Measured for Murder, TouchWood Editions
In the jarring third Forsyth and Hay mystery, ruthless murder and terrifying mayhem is inflicted on women who just might be Measured for Murder.
Vicki Delany, Blood and Belonging, Orca Book Publishers
Sun, sand, vacation…a tiny country struggling to cope with a desperate human wave washing up on its shores. Third in Sgt Ray Robertson series.
Chris Laing, A Family Matter, Seraphim Editions
P.I. Max Dexter's mother is back in Hamilton after an absence of more than 20 years. But why should he meet her after she'd abandoned him when he needed her most?
Colleen Baxter Sullivan, Lil's Way, Waldorf Publishing
Mystery, drama, love, lust and suspense all take place in this novel and the outcome is one you won’t forget.
Iona Whishaw, Death In The Darkening Mist, TouchWood Editions
Lane's midwinter visit to the local hot springs is horribly interrupted when she discovers a man shot to death. Unbeknownst to her, her past will put her very life into the hands of a desperate and deadly killer.
Melissa Yi, Human Remains, Windtree Press
A dead man in the snow leads Dr. Hope Sze from an Ottawa stem cell lab to a series of corpses, both at home and around the globe.
Carolyn Dale, Here Be Dragons, Carrick Publishing
When a bloodstained knife is found in the Dragon Fountain it leads to the discovery of a professor who has been murdered in his home.
Donna Warner and Gloria Ferris, Death's Footprint
Death’s Footprint is the second novella in the Blair and Piermont crime thriller series, placed in Quebec City. Book one, Targeted, is Jordan and Darcy's Caribbean adventures. Both are fast-paced, stand-alone reads.
R.M. Greenaway, Undertow, Dundurn Press
A heartbreaking set of murders bring RCMP constables Leith and Dion together in the Lower Mainland, where violence flows like a riptide.
Cathy Ace, The Case of the Curious Cook, Severn House Publishers
The WISE women face puzzles involving newly discovered works by a murdered artist, an untraceable octogenarian, and an old folks’ home.
Michael Blair, The Evil That Men Do, Linda Leith Publishing
When two sociopaths face off, someone is bound to die.
Steve Burrows, A Shimmer of Hummingbirds, Dundurn Press
In this 4th book in the Birder Murder mystery series, Domenic Jejeune finds that sometimes, the wrong choice is the only choice you have.
Vicki Delany, Elementary, She Read, Crooked Lane Books
The first in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium series.
Sarah Fox, For Whom the Bread Rolls, Penguin Random House
In the seaside town of Wildwood Cove, pancake house owner Marley McKinney is tangling with a salty troublemaker . . . and a ravenous killer.
Linda Wiken, Roux the Day, Berkley Prime Crime
J.J. Tanner loves planning events, like the fundraising Casino Night Dinner Cruise. What she hadn’t planned on was murder.
Arthur Ellis Award Winners
Best Novel: Eric Wright, The Night the Gods Smiled (Scribner's: New York, 1983)
Best Novel: Howard Engel, Murder Sees the Light (St. Martin's: New York, 1984)
Best Nonfiction: Martin Friedland, The Trials of Israel Lipsky (Beaufort: New York, 1984)
Best Novel: Eric Wright, Death in the Old Country (Scribner's: New York, 1985)
Best Nonfiction: Maggie Siggins, A Canadian Tragedy (McClelland & Stewart: Toronto, 1985)
Best Novel: Edward O. Phillips, Buried on Sunday (McClelland & Stewart: Toronto, 1986)
Best First Novel: Medora Sale, Murder on the Run (PaperJacks: Toronto, 1986)
Best Nonfiction: Elliott Leyton, Hunting Humans (McClelland & Stewart: Toronto, 1986)
Best Novel: Carol Shields, Swann: A Mystery (Viking: Toronto, 1987)
Best First Novel: Laurence Gough, The Goldfish Bowl (Gollancz: London, 1987)
Best Short Story: Eric Wright, "Looking For an Honest Man" in Cold Blood (Mosaic Press: Oakville, ON, 1987)
Best Nonfiction: Gary Ross, Stung: The Incredible Obsession of Brian Moloney (McClelland & Stewart: Toronto, 1987)
Best Novel: Chris Scott, Jack (Macmillan: Toronto, 1988)
Best First Novel: John Brady, A Stone of the Heart (Collins: Toronto, 1988)
Best Short Story: Jas. R. Petrin, "Killer in the House", in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, 1988
Best Nonfiction: Mick Lowe, Conspiracy of Brothers (Macmillan of Canada: Toronto, 1988)
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Best Novel: Laurence Gough, Hot Shots (Gollancz: London, 1989)
Best First Novel: John Lawrence Reynolds, The Man Who Murdered God (Viking: Toronto, 1989)
Best Short Story: Josef Skvorecky, "Humbug" in The End of Lieutenant Boruvka (Lester & Orpen Dennys: Toronto, 1989)
Best Nonfiction: Lisa Priest, Conspiracy of Silence (McClelland & Stewart: Toronto, 1989)
Best Novel: L.R. Wright, A Chill Rain in January (Macmillan: Toronto, 1990)
Best First Novel: Carsten Stroud, Sniper's Moon (Viking Penguin: Toronto, 1990)
Best Short Story: Peter Robinson, "Innocence" in Cold Blood III (Mosaic Press: Oakville, ON, 1990)
Best Nonfiction: Susan Mayse, Ginger: The Life and Death of Albert Goodwin (Harbour: Madiera Park, BC, 1990)
Best Criticism/Reference: Donald A. Redmond, Sherlock Holmes Among the Pirates: Copyright and Conan Doyle in America (Greenwood Press: Westport, CT, 1990)
Best Novel: Peter Robinson, Past Reason Hated (Viking Penguin: Toronto, 1991)
Best First Novel: Paul Grescoe, Flesh Wound (Douglas & McIntyre: Vancouver, 1991)
Best Short Story: Eric Wright, "Two in the Bush" in Christmas Stalkings (Mysterious Press: New York, 1991)
Best Nonfiction: William Lowther, Arms and the Man: Dr Gerald Bull, Iraq and the Supergun (Doubleday Canada: Toronto, 1991)
Best Criticism/Reference: Wesley A. Wark, Spy Fiction: Spy Films and Real Intelligence (Frank Cass: London, 1991)
Best Novel: Carsten Stroud, Lizardskin (Bantam: New York, 1992)
Best First Novel: Sean Stewart, Passion Play (Beach Holme: Victoria, BC, 1992)
Best Short Story: Nancy Kilpatrick, "Mantrap" in Murder, Mayhem and the Macabre (Mississauga Arts Council: Mississauga, ON, 1992)
Best Nonfiction: Kirk Makin, Redrum the Innocent (Viking Penguin: Toronto, 1992)
Best Novel: John Lawrence Reynolds, Gypsy Sins (HarperCollins: Toronto, 1993)
Best First Novel: Gavin Scott, Memory Trace (Cormorant: Dunvegan, ON, 1993)
Best Short Story: Robert J. Sawyer, "Just Like Old Times" in On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of Speculative Writing, Vo1. 5, No.2, 1993
Best Juvenile/YA: John Dowd, Abalone Summer (Raincoast: Vancouver, 1993)
Best Nonfiction: David R. Williams, With Malice Aforethought (Sono Nis: Victoria, BC, 1993)
Best Play: Timothy Findley, The Stillborn Lover (Blizzard: Winnipeg, 1993)
Best Novel: Gail Bowen, A Colder Kind Of Death (McClelland & Stewart: Toronto, 1994)
Best First Novel: Sparkle Hayter, What's A Girl Gotta Do? (Soho Press: New York, 1994)
Best Short Story: Rosemary Aubert, "The Midnight Boat To Palermo" in Cold Blood V (Mosaic Press, Oakville, ON, 1994)
Best Juvenile/YA: James Heneghan, Torn Away (Viking: Toronto, 1994)
Best Nonfiction: Michael Harris, The Prodigal Husband (McClelland & Stewart: Toronto, 1994)
Best Novel: L R. Wright, Mother Love (Doubleday: Toronto, 1995)
Best First Novel: (Tie) John Spencer Hill, The Last Castrato (Constable: London, 1995)
D.H. Toole, Moonlit Days and Nights (Cormorant: Dunvegan, ON, 1995)
Best Short Story: Mary Jane Maffini, "Cotton Armour" in The Ladies' Killing Circle (General Store: Burnstown, ON, 1995)
Best Juvenile/YA: Norah McClintock, Mistaken Identity (Scholastic: Richmond Hill, ON, 1995)
Best Nonfiction: Lois Simmie, The Secret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson (Greystone Books: Vancouver, 1995)
Best Novel: Peter Robinson, Innocent Graves (Viking: Toronto, 1996)
Best First Novel: C. C Benison, Death At Buckingham Palace (Bantam: New York, 1996)
Best Short Story: Richard K. Bercuson, "Dead Run" in Storyteller, Winter Issue, 1996
Best Juvenile/YA: Linda Bailey, How Can A Frozen Detective Stay Hot On The Trail? (Kids Can Press: Toronto, 1996)
Best Nonfiction: Jean Monet, The Cassock And the Crown (McGill/Queen's University Press: Montreal/Kingston, 1996)
Best Novel: William Deverell, Trial of Passion (McClelland & Stewart: Toronto, 1997)
Best First Novel: Kathy Reichs, Déja Dead (Scribner's: New York, 1997)
Best Short Story: Sue Pike, "Widow's Weeds" in Cottage Country Killers (General Store Publishing House: Ottawa, 1997)
Best Juvenile/YA: Norah McClintock, The Body in the Basement (Scholastic: Toronto, 1997)
Best Nonfiction: Patricia Pearson, When She was Bad (Random House: Toronto, 1997)
Best Novel: Nora Kelly, Old Wounds (HarperCollins: Toronto, 1998)
Best First Novel: Liz Brady, Sudden Blow (Second Story Press: Toronto, 1998)
Best Short Story: Scott Mackay, "Last Inning" in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, 1998
Best Juvenile/YA: Norah McClintock, Sins of the Father (Scholastic: Toronto, 1998)
Best Nonfiction: Derek Finkle, No Claim to Mercy (Penguin: Toronto, 1998)
Best Novel: Rosemary Aubert, The Feast of Stephen (BridgeWorks Publishing: Toronto, 1999)
Best First Novel: Andrew Pyper, Lost Girls (HarperCollinsCanada: Toronto, 1999)
Best Short Story: Matt Hughes, “One More Kill” in Blue Murder Magazine, 1999
Best French: Lionel Noël, Louna (Éditions de Beaumont: Montréal, QC 1999)
Best Juvenile/YA: Linda Bailey, How Can a Brilliant Detective Shine in the Dark? (Kids Can Press: Toronto, 1999)
Best Nonfiction: Gordon Sinclair, Jr., Cowboys and Indians (McClelland & Stewart: Toronto, 1999)
Best Novel: Peter Robinson, Cold Is the Grave (Penguin Canada: Toronto, 2000)
Best First Novel: Mark Zuehlke, Hands Like Clouds (Dundurn Group: Toronto, 2000)
Best Short Story: Peter Robinson, “Murder in Utopia” in Crime through Time III (Berkley Prime Crime: New York, 2000)
Best French: Norbert Spehner, Le roman policier en Amérique française (Éditions Alire: Québec, 2000)
Best Juvenile/YA: Tim Wynne-Jones, The Boy in the Burning House (Groundwood Books: Toronto, 2000)
Best Nonfiction: A.B. McKillop, The Spinster and the Prophet (Macfarlane Walter & Ross: Toronto, 2000)
Best Novel: Michelle Spring, In the Midnight Hour (Ballantine: New York, 2001)
Best First Novel: Jon Redfern, The Boy Must Die (ECW Press: Toronto, 2001)
Best Short Story: Mary Jane Maffini, “Sign of the Times” in Fit to Die (RendezVous Press: Toronto, 2001)
Best French: Anne-Michèle Lévesque, Fleur Invitait au Troisième (Vents d’Ouest: Gatineau, QC 2001)
Best Juvenile/YA: Norah McClintock, Scared to Death (Scholastic Canada: Toronto, 2001)
Best Nonfiction: (Tie) Stevie Cameron & Harvey Cashore, The Last Amigo (Macfarlane Walter & Ross: Toronto, 2001) and Andrew Nikiforuk, Saboteurs (Macfarlane Walter & Ross: Toronto, 2001)
Best Novel: Rick Mofina, Blood of Others (Kensington Publishing: New York, 2002)
Best First Novel: James W. Nichol, Midnight Cab (Knopf Canada: Toronto, 2002)
Best Short Story: James Powell, “Bottom Walker” in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, May 2002
Best French: Jacques Côté, Le Rouge idéal(Éditions Alire: Québec, 2002)
Best Juvenile/YA: Norah McClintock, Break and Enter (Scholastic Canada: Toronto, 2002)
Best Nonfiction: Andrew Mitrovica, Covert Entry (Random House Canada: Toronto, 2002)
Best Novel: Giles Blunt, The Delicate Storm (Berkley, 2004)
Best First Novel: Jan Rehner, Just Murder (Sumach Press, 2003)
Best Nonfiction: Julian Sher and William Marsden, The Road to Hell (Knopf Canada, 2003)
Best Short Story: Gregory Ward, "Dead Wood", in Hard Boiled Love (Insomniac Press, 2003)
Best Juvenile: Graham McNamee, Acceleration (Random House, 2003)
Best French: Jean Lemieux, On finit toujours par payer (La Courte Echelle, 2003)
Best Novel: Barbara Fradkin, Fifth Son (Napoleon and Co, 2004)
Best First Novel: Jon Evans, Dark Places (HarperPB, 2004)
Best Nonfiction: Matthew Hart, The Irish Game (Walker Books, 2004)
Best Short Story: Leslie Watts, "Crocodile Tears", in Revenge: A Noir Anthology (Insomniac Press, 2004)
Best Juvenile: Carrie Mac, The Beckoners (Orca Book Publishers, 2004)
Best French: Ann Lamontagne, Les douze pierres (Vents d'Ouest, 2004)
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