Huang GentlemanMurder

Christopher Huang, A Gentleman's Murder, Inkshares

Death in the Great War was nothing personal, but this is murder.

Kingsmill Sunsetat2047

Peter Kingsmill, Sunset at 20:47, Peter Kingsmill

A peaceful lake becomes the center of a web of conflict, environmental activists, international criminals and murder.

Soosar BeachBaby

Jennifer Soosar, Beach Body : A Tale of Suspense, Kindle Direct Publishing

She brought a killer opportunity to a flawed paradise.

Little Mica

Darwin Little, The Mica, Tellwell Publishing

Paramedic Ashley Grant feels like a fish out of water in the Caribbean as she wonders if an exclusive resort has a dark side.

Delany BlueWaterHues

Vicki Delany, Blue Water Hues, Orca Books

Paramedic Ashley Grant feels like a fish out of water in the Caribbean as she wonders if an exclusive resort has a dark side.

Calonego StrangerontheIce

Bernadette Calonego, The Stranger on the Ice, AmazonCrossing

A gripping mystery novel set in Canada`s Arctic. A dead girl, a mysterious explosion on the ice, dark secrets from the past.

Prairie BlueFire

Katherine Prairie, Blue Fire, Stonedrift Press Ltd.

An incredible discovery. A race for the truth.

Hendley TheBoyontheBicycle

Nate Hendley, The Boy on the Bicycle, Five Rivers Publishing

A true, largely forgotten story involving a coerced confession, fumbled police investigation, a miscarriage of justice...

Bolton GoodbyeCruellerWorld

Ginger Bolton, Goodbye Cruller World, Kensington Publishing Corp.

Named after her beloved tabby, Deputy Donut, Emily Westhill's donut shop is doing so well, she's expanding into catering weddings. But a killer is about to crash the reception...

2017 Derrick Murdoch Christina Jennings

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DERRICK MURDOCH AWARD 2017

 

The Derrick Murdoch Award is a special achievement award for contributions to the crime genre. It is awarded at the discretion of the Board Chair of Crime Writers of Canada. Known as the Chairman’s Award when first presented in 1984, it was later renamed in honour of its first recipient, Derrick Murdoch.

Christina Jennings resizeThis year’s recipient is Christina Jennings, founder, Chairman and CEO of Shaftesbury Films. She has won a number of awards, including Genies, Geminis and Canadian Screen Awards, among several other nominations and accolades throughout her career.

Christina founded Shaftesbury Films in 1987 as a feature film company. She has produced movies and television series based upon the work of several Canadian crime writers including the late novelist and playwright Timothy Findlay (External Affairs), novelists Gail Bowen (The Joanna Kilbourn TV movies) and Maureen Jennings (The Murdoch Mysteries), as well as historian Marjorie Freeman Campbell (Torso). She has also overseen the production of many other crime-themed works, created specifically for the screen and written by Canadians, including The Listener, Houdini and Doyle and The Summit.

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