Sullivan Yolk

 Colleen Baxter Sullivan, Yolk, Waldorf Publishing

Yolk is a fun, fast-paced, but ultimately suspense-filled novel filled with complex characters and a mystery that unfolds in an exciting way.

Barclay Chase

 Linwood Barclay, Chase, Puffin Canada

The Incredible Journey meets Gordon Korman's On the Run in this exciting middle-grade thriller.

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.

Cameron ReadingtheDead2

J.B. Cameron, Reading The Dead: Fidelis In Aeternum

A copycat killer is on the loose, emulating the murders of Detective Sarah Milton's most dangerous foe. Aided by her ghostly sidekick, the pair must battle a supernatural threat unlike anything they've experienced...

Bronken BloodyBusinessofLuck

 Trine Bronken, The Bloody Business of Luck, Trine Bronken

Communications manager Kate Logan and investigative reporter Rhys Wilson, butt heads and dodge bodies to avoid being the next victims of the Provincial Lottery Corporation.

Orchard OverMayaDeadBody

 Sandra Orchard, Over Maya Dead Body, Revell Publishing

FBI agent Serena Jones must unearth the ringleader of an antiquities smuggling ring on Martha's Vineyard before another dead body turns up.

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.

Zendrowski EveryBreath

Jay Zendrowski, Every Breath You Take

Police Detective Tee Pepper and his partner, Rupert Wallace, use all their ingenuity as they probe deeper into the sick mind of a serial killer intent on testing them.

Coffey Beachbound

Junie Coffey, Beachbound. Lake Union Publishing

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

Kellough HeartBalmTort

 Janet Kellough, The Heart Balm Tort, Janet Kellough

Preacher Thaddeus Lewis investigates seduction, arson and murder in London, Canada West. When his granddaughter Martha is threatened by the killer, Thaddeus gets some unexpected help...

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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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