Sheluk HoleinOne

Judy Penz Sheluk, A Hole in One: A Glass Dolphin Mystery (#2), Barking Rain Press

Murder, mystery, and mayhem—small-town secrets have never been bigger…

Whishaw ItBeginInBetrayal

Iona Whishaw, It Begins in Betrayal, TouchWood Editions

Darling has been charged with murder and faces the hangman in London. Lane returns to England to save the man she loves.

Duncan MarmaladeMurders

Elizabeth J. Duncan, The Marmalade Murders, St Martin's Press

Orange is the new dead.

Wiken MarinatinginMurder

Linda Wiken, Marinating in Murder, Berkley Prime Crime

There's one thing J.J. Tanner and the Culinary Capers Dinner Club didn't have on the menu -- the dead body in the trunk!

Violini ClueTrail

Juanita Rose Violini, Clue Trail: From Whodunnit to Solution, Mystery Factory

Clue Trail, based on the Mystery Bones method, is a 'How-To' create clues, beat writers block and stop re-writing book.

Finlay RemoteAccess

Barry Finlay, Remote Access, Keep On Climbing Publishing

Will satisfy readers who have even a casual interest in tonight's news and who love page-turning suspense.

Moss LindstromAlone

John Moss, Lindstrom Alone, Iguana Books: A Stonewood Imprint

Drawn into the saga of a family bent on self-destruction, a Toronto P.I. travels to Sweden and a showdown with a killer on the windswept island of  Fårö.

Guidoccio DifferentKindofReunion

Joanne Guidoccio, A Different Kind of Reunion, The Wild Rose Press

One lost email could cost a life.

Greenaway Creep

R.M. Greenaway, Creep, Dundurn Press

As Halloween approaches, somebody is lurking in fun-fur and scaring the wits out of the locals. But is he, she, or it, also responsible for the mangled corpse.

Shortell CelticKnot

Ann Shortell, Celtic Knot, FriesenPress

Ottawa 1868: A hero shot, a rebel hanged, and three others die before young Irish maid Clara Swift untangles the Celtic Knot.

Arnold SecretLostPharaoh

Carolyn Arnold, The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.

Archaeologist and adventurer Matthew Connor and his friends set off for Egypt when a recent dig hints at the discovery of a legnedary treasure.

Dickinson WhiteRibbonMan

Mary Lou Dickinson, The White Ribbon Man, Inanna Publications

A woman’s body is found in the basement toilet of a downtown Toronto church.

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Mon Apr 23 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
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2016 Shortlists

April 21, 2016: Crime Writers of Canada
was proud to announce the 
2016 Arthur Ellis Awards
for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing

Shortlists

 

Best Novel

Peggy Blair, Hungry Ghosts, Simon & Schuster

John Farrow, The Storm Murders, Minotaur

Andrew Hunt, A Killing in Zion, Minotaur

Peter Kirby, Open Season, Linda Leith Publishing

Inger Ash Wolfe, The Night Bell, McClelland & Stewart

 

Best First Novel

J. Mark Collins, Hard Drive, iUniverse

David Hood, What Kills Good Men, Vagrant Press

Ausma Zehanat Khan, The Unquiet Dead, Minotaur

Alexis Koetting, Encore, Five Star

Brian R. Lindsay, Old Bones, Volumes Publishing

 

Best Novella

Jeremy Bates, Black Canyon, Dark Hearts, Ghillinnein Books

Alison Bruce, Deadly Season, Imajin Books

M.H. Callway, Glow Glass, Carrick Publishing

Barbara Fradkin, The Night Thief, Orca Book Publishers

Brian Harvey, Beethoven’s Tenth, Orca Book Publishers

 

Best Short Story

Karen Abrahamson, With One Shoe, Playground of Lost Toys, Exile Editions

Hilary Davidson, The Seige, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

Sharon Hunt, The Water Was Rising, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

Scott Mackay, The Avocado Kid, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

S. G. Wong, Movable Type, AB Negative Anthology, Coffin Hop Press

 

Best Book in French

Luc Chartrand, L'Affaire Myosotis, Québec Amérique

Jean-Louis Fleury, L'affaire Céline, Éditions Alire

André Jacques, La bataille de Pavie, Druide        

Jean Lemieux, Le mauvais côté des choses, Québec Amérique

Guillaume Morrissette, L'affaire Mélodie Cormier, Guy Saint-Jean éditeur

 

Best Juvenile/YA Book

Robert Hough, Diego’s Crossing, Annick Press

Jeff Ross, Set You Free, Orca

Kevin Sands, The Blackthorn Key, Aladdin

Allan Stratton, The Dogs, Scholastic

Stephanie Tromly, Trouble is a Friend of Mine, Kathy Dawson Books

 

Best Nonfiction Book

Gary Garrison, Human on the Inside: Unlocking the Truth about Canada’s Prisons, University of Regina Press

Dean Jobb, Empire of Deception, Harper Collins Publishers

Debra Komar, The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson’s Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr., Goose Lane Editions

Jerry Langton, Cold War, Harper Collins Publishers

Colleen Lewis and Jennifer Hicks, Mr. Big: The Investigation into the Deaths of Karen and Krista Hart, Flanker Press

 

The Dundurn Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel

Jayne Barnard, When the Flood Falls

Alice Bienia, Knight Blind

Pam Isfeld, Brave Girls

J.T. Siemens, Better the Devil You Know

J.G. Toews, Give Out Creek

 

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Click here for the 2013 Shortlists

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