McPherson GirlsWeekendMurder

 

Lynn McPherson, The Girls' Weekend Murder, Black Opal Books

I had been taught that the language of friendship was founded in meaning, but sometimes words were hard to ignore--especially if they spelled murder...

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.

Poulson DeadAir

 

David A. Poulsen, Dead Air, Dundurn Press

Ex-cop turned private detective Mike and crime journalist Adam Cullen are hired to protect a right-wing radio personality.

Mercer JasperWild

 

George Mercer, Jasper Wild

Jasper Wild is the third story in the Dyed In The Green series about the challenges facing our country’s special places, and the people working tirelessly to protect these national treasures.

Guidoccio TooManyWomen

 

Joanne Guidoccio, Too Many Women in the Room, The Wild Rose Press

Eight women have eight different motives for killing a lecherous photographer. One woman seizes the opportunity and succeeds.

Farrow PerishtheDay

 

John Farrow, Perish the Day, St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books

Coming up against campus secrets after a series of murders, retired Sergeant-Detective Émile Cinq-Mars must uncover the links between disparate groups quickly before the next victim is selected for an elaborate initiation into death.

Duncan MurderisforKeeps

 

Elizabeth J. Duncan, Murder Is for Keeps, St. Martin's Press

Number 8 in the award-winning Penny Brannigan series set in North Wales.

Filteau Traces

 

Patricia Filteau, Traces, A Kate Roarty P.I. Novel, Bookbaby

Private investigator Kate Roarty is good at what she does; she knows too much. Her fierce independence and solo swimming put her a risk of demise as her detractors relentlessly seek to eliminate her.

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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 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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