Dowdall AftertheWinter

Anna Dowdall, After the Winter, The Wild Rose Press

It's classic romantic suspense, with a spiked ending. But the wintry landscape, the secrets, the Gothic house on a hill, they're all there. Plus a curious Canadian heroine.

Penny GlassHouses

 Louise Penny, Glass Houses, Minotaur Books, St. Martin’s Publishing Group

Number-one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience.

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Barbara Fradkin, The Trickster's Lullaby, Dundurn Press

A winter camping trip turns deadly as two missing teenagers, a twisted love triangle, and the spectre of radicalism create turmoil in the remote Laurentian wilderness.

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Lisa de Nikolits, No Fury Like That, Inanna Publications

A one-of-a kind literary thriller about life and death and the power of second chances. The novel takes you on a fast-paced, funny, adventurous ride, exploring themes of love, the meaning of life, friendship and revenge.

Driscoll Danna BeforeItsTooLate

Jen J. Danna (writing as Sara Driscoll), Before It's Too Late, Kensington Publishing

FBI handler Meg Jennings and her trusted search-and-rescue Lab, Hawk, must race against the clock before a diabolical killer strikes again.

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Vicki Delany, Body on Baker Street, Crooked Lane Book

The unusually perceptive Gemma Doyle and her confused but ever-loyal friend Jayne Wilson return in the second in the "charming" Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series.

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Junie Coffey, Beachbound. Lake Union Publishing

Living well is the best revenge...but not the only one.

Bell Dying On Second

E.C. Bell, Dying on Second, Tyche Books

All Marie wants is fresh air and exercise. Is that too much to ask?

Butler FullCurl

Dave Butler, Full Curl, Dundurn Press

When National Park Warden Jenny Willson discovers that trophy animals are being slaughtered in Canada's mountain parks, how far will she go in a cross-border race for justice?

Bradshaw WinnersLoss

Mel Bradshaw, Winner's Loss, Iguana Books

In the fertile artistic milieu of 1927 Toronto, a painter is dead. Detective Sergeant Paul Shenstone won’t rest until he finds out why.

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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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