Wilson WildDogsofMexico

T.E. Wilson, Wild Dogs of Mexico, Boularderie Island Press

Detective Sánchez investigates the Catholic Church in the desert city of Durango, and offers himself as the final sacrifice.

Pasquella YardDog

A.G. Pasquella, Yard Dog, Dundurn Press

Honourable ex-con Jack Palace struggles to repay an unstable criminal who saved his life.

Hounsell FirstDegree

Kayla Hounsell, First Degree: From Med School to Murder, Nimbus Publishing

A murder, a missing body, an accused medical student and a sensational trial that gripped Nova Scotia.

Martin DarkestBeforeDawn

Mike Martin, Darkest Before the Dawn, Ottawa Press and Publishing

Darkest Before the Dawn is the latest adventure of Sgt. Winston Windflower, a Mountie who finds himself surrounded by a new family and a new life in tiny Grand Bank, Newfoundland.

Butler NoPlaceForWolverines

Dave Butler, No Place for Wolverines, Dundurn Press

What if someone proposed a new ski area in a national park, but things weren't as they appeared?

Prentice WhyWasRachelMurdered

Bill Prentice, Why was Rachel Murdered?, Echo Road

A mathematician’s murder leads PI Neil Walker into a world of Ponzi schemes, politics and global cybersecurity nightmares.

Delany ScandalinScarlet

Vicki Delany, A Scandal in Scarlet, Crooked Lane Books

Sherlockians will delight at the latest charming installment of national bestselling authors Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series

Lazarus MurderbyMilkshake

Eve Lazarus, Murder by Milkshake, Arsenal Pulp Press

In 1965, radio personality Rene Castellani poisoned his wife Esther with arsenic flavoured milkshakes so he could marry Lolly.

Fradkin PrisonersofHope

T.E. Wilson, Wild Dogs of Mexico, Boularderie Island Press

A former aid worker stumbles into the world of exploited foreign workers when she rescues a Filipino nanny accused of murder.

DannaDriscoll StormRising

Jen J. Danna (writing as Sara Driscoll), Storm Rising, Kensington Publishing

In the wake of a hurricane, Meg Jennings and Hawk deploy to Virginia, where they get embroiled in a human trafficking ring.

Bell HearingVoices

E.C. Bell, Hearing Voices, Tyche Books

Marie wants the nightmares to stop. Doesn’t look like that's going to happen anytime soon.

Fox YeastofEden

Sarah Fox, Yeast of Eden (A Pancake House Mystery), Kensington (Lyrical)

It’s up to pancake house owner Marley McKinney to discover the waffle truth behind a rival’s murder . . .

Baggerman MissingAmongThieves

Lauren Nesbitt-Baggerman, Missing Among Thieves, Volumes

When a scientist and his Next Big Thing disappear, Investigator Matthew Traverse finds his own life  at stake with the theft.

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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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