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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...

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.

Penz Sheluk PastandPresent

Judy Penz Sheluk, Past & Present, Superior Shores Press

Sometimes the past reaches out to the present...

McPherson GirlsWhisperedMurder

Lynn McPherson, The Girls Whispered Murder, Black Opal Books

It's 1954 in the cozy, New England town of Twin Oaks. Murder is on the menu. Can Izzy Walsh help find the culinary killer?

Whishaw SorrowfulSanctuary

Iona Whishaw, A Sorrowful Sanctuary, TouchWood Editions

When Lane Winslow finds a badly injured man in a rowboat, she gets a shocking reminder of the perils of the recent war.

Yi DeathFlight

Melissa Yi, Death Flight, Windtree Press

A doctor trapped on a plane with a killer battles to save lives—and wonders if she herself might be the murderer.

Wilkshire RememberTokyo

Nick Wilkshire, Remember Tokyo, Dundurn Press

In Tokyo, Charlie Hillier discovers that you can't always bank on 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...

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.

Greenwood KillAsYouGo

Therese Greenwood, Kill As You Go, Coffin Hop Press

Fourteen stories that have a distinct Canadian flavour and delicate touches of darkness harkening back to the great pulp writers.

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Wright, Eric

Wright EricWright, Eric

Born 1929, London UK. Died 2016, Canada.

If there ever was a crime writer whom the Canadian crime-writing community needs to thank it is Eric Wright.

Eric Wright wrote eighteen crime novels, in four different series, as well as novels, a novella, and a memoir. Eric’s first novel, The Night the Gods Smiled (1983), won the first Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel, the John Creasey Award from the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA), and the City of Toronto Book Award. The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn (2000) won an Arthur and was nominated for an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America (MWA).

His writing career spanned over forty years and his contribution to Canadian crime writing was, without question, immense. This was recognized in 1998 when Eric received the Derrick Murdoch Award for lifetime contribution to Canadian crime writing.

Eric Wright passed away in October, 2015, shortly after being notified that he had been selected for the Grand Master Award. Eric continued writing until shortly before his death, and in May 2016, Cormorant Books released The Land Mine, a historical novel loosely based on Eric’s own childhood in World War II London.

 

"With his detective Charlie Salter, novelist Eric Wright created one of the country’s most popular literary heroes. Much like Salter doggedly working a case, Mr. Wright was known for meticulously crafting the plots of his crime novels, which were always readable and quintessentially Canadian."

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