White LullabyGirl

Loreth Anne White, The Lullaby Girl, Montlake

Detective Angie Pallorino's past made her a cop. Now her past could kill her. Book 2 in the Angie Pallorino Series, a gritty, northern noir procedural set on Vancouver Island.

Delany HarktheHerald

Vicki Delany, Hark the Herald Angels Slay, Penguin Random House

Santa’s summer vacation plans turn deadly in this festive mystery from the author of Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen and We Wish You a Murderous Christmas.

Wilkshire Moscow

Nick Wilkshire, The Moscow Code, Dundurn Press

In Moscow, the truth can be a dangerous commodity.

Dube ForsakenMan

Marcelle Dubé, The Forsaken Man, Falcon Ridge Publishing

It’s been a hard winter and Chief of Police Kate Williams longs for a quiet Spring. What does she get instead? The theft of valuable bull semen from the local vet and increasingly dangerous vandalism at a construction site.

Danna Lament

Jen J. Danna, Lament The Common Bones, Jen Danna

Forensic anthropologist Matt Lowell doesn’t go looking for death. But when one of Matt’s students suspects the skeleton hanging in a research lab is actually from a murder victim...

Kerr Framed

Wayne Kerr, Framed, Imajin Books

After surviving ten years in prison for a murder she didn't commit, former homicide detective Reggie Swann, wants to return to her old life.

Bruce GhostWriter

Alison Bruce, Ghost Writer, Imajin Books

Jen has to deal with two kinds of spooks: spies and ghosts. But which one is trying to kill her?

Kong ToxicCraft

Debra Purdy Kong, A Toxic Craft, Imajin Books

Who knew that the elderly knitters at a Christmas craft fair would take their rivalry so far that someone could die?

Arnold PowerStruggle

Carolyn Arnold, Power Struggle, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.

Detective Madison Knight investigates the murder of the man who killed her grandfather, and she fears the Russian Mafia is behind it.

Barclay PartingShot

Linwood Barclay, Parting Shot, Doubleday Canada

From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes a new, standalone blockbuster thriller that spins off from the events of the explosive Promise Falls trilogy.

Duncan MuchAdoAboutMurder

Elizabeth J. Duncan, Much Ado About Murder, Crooked Lane

Costume designer Charlotte Fairfax has another murder on her hands as she prepares for the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company's production of Much Ado About Nothing.

Kent FoldedDreams

Michael Kent, Folded Dreams, Mezzo Publications Inc.

It’s bad publicity for the city when the businesswoman of the year is murdered execution style. Officials want the case solved fast.

Latest Events

2017 Shortlists

 

Crime Writers of Canada presents the

2017 Arthur Ellis Awards for

Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing

Shortlisted Works

Best Novel

Kelley Armstrong, City of the Lost, Penguin Random House of Canada

Michael Helm, After James, McClelland & Stewart

Maureen Jennings, Dead Ground In Between, McClelland & Stewart

Janet Kellough, Wishful Seeing, Dundurn Press

Donna Morrissey, The Fortunate Brother, Viking Canada

 

Best First Novel sponsored by Ratuken Kobo

Ryan Aldred, Rum Luck, Five Star Publishing

R.M.Greenaway, Cold Girl, Dundurn Press

Mark Lisac, Where the Bodies Lie, NeWest Press

Amy Stuart, Still Mine, Simon & Schuster Canada

Elle Wild, Strange Things Done, Dundurn Press

 

Best Novella The Lou Allin Memorial Award

Rick Blechta, Rundown, Orca Book Publishers

Brenda Chapman, No Trace, Grass Roots Press

Jas. R. Petrin, The Devil You KnowAlfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Dell Publishing

Linda L. Richards, When Blood Lies, Orca Book Publishers

Peter Robinson, The Village That Lost Its HeadEllery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Dell Publishing

 

Best Short Story

Cathy Ace, Steve’s StoryThe Whole She-Bang 3, Toronto Sisters in Crime

Susan Daly, A Death at the ParsonageThe Whole She-Bang 3, Toronto Sisters in Crime

Elizabeth Hosang, Where There’s a WillThe Whole She-Bang 3, Toronto Sisters in Crime

Scott Mackay, The AscentEllery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Dell Publishing

David Morrell, The Granite KitchenEllery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Dell Publishing

 

Best Book in French

Marie-Eve Bourassa, Red Light: Adieu, Mignonne, Groupe Ville-Marie Littérature, vlb éditions

Chrystine Brouillet, Vrai ou faux, Éditions Druide

Guillaume Morrissette, Terreur domestique, Guy Saint-Jean Éditeur

Johanne Seymour, Rinzen et l’homme perdu, Expression Noire

Richard Ste-Marie, Le Blues des sacrifiés, Éditions Alire

 

Best Juvenile/YA Book

Gordon Korman, Masterminds: Criminal Destiny, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.

Norah McClintock, Trial by Fire, Orca Book Publishers

John Moss, The Girl in a Coma, The Poisoned Pencil- Poisoned Pen Press

Caroline Pignat, Shooter, Tundra Books

Eva Wiseman, Another Me, Tundra Books

 

Best Nonfiction Book

Christie Blatchford, Life Sentence: Stories from Four Decades of Court Reporting — or, How I Fell Out of Love with the Canadian Justice System, Doubleday Canada

Joe Friesen, The Ballad of Danny Wolfe: Life of a Modern Outlaw, Signal McClelland & Stewart

Jeremy Grimaldi, A Daughter's Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story, Dundurn Press

Debra Komar, Black River Road: An Unthinkable Crime, an Unlikely Suspect, and the Question of Character, Goose Lane Editions

Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon, Shadow of Doubt: The Trial of Dennis Oland, Goose Lane Editions

 

Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel sponsored by Dundurn Press

Mary Fernando, An Absence of Empathy

S.J. Jennings, The Golkonda Project

Charlotte Morganti, Concrete Becomes Her

Ann Shortell, Celtic Knot

Mark Thomas, The Last Dragon

 

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