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E.C. Bell, Dying on Second, Tyche Books

All Marie wants is fresh air and exercise. Is that too much to ask?

Driscoll Danna BeforeItsTooLate

Jen J. Danna (writing as Sara Driscoll), Before It's Too Late, Kensington Publishing

FBI handler Meg Jennings and her trusted search-and-rescue Lab, Hawk, must race against the clock before a diabolical killer strikes again.

Delany WhiteSandBlues

Vicki Delany, White Sand Blues, Orca Rapid Reads

Paramedic Ashley Grant is thrown into the deep end when she arrives at her new job in the tiny Caribbean country of the Victoria and Albert Islands to be picked up at the airport by the island's only ambulance.

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Vicki Delany, Body on Baker Street, Crooked Lane Book

The unusually perceptive Gemma Doyle and her confused but ever-loyal friend Jayne Wilson return in the second in the "charming" Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series.

Butler FullCurl

Dave Butler, Full Curl, Dundurn Press

When National Park Warden Jenny Willson discovers that trophy animals are being slaughtered in Canada's mountain parks, how far will she go in a cross-border race for justice?

Fradkin TrickstersLullaby

Barbara Fradkin, The Trickster's Lullaby, Dundurn Press

A winter camping trip turns deadly as two missing teenagers, a twisted love triangle, and the spectre of radicalism create turmoil in the remote Laurentian wilderness.

Ryan Matanzas

Garry Ryan, Matanzas, NeWest Press

Calgary’s Detective Lane flies to Cuba to celebrate the wedding of his beloved niece. While there, though, he finds himself drafted by the local police into investigating the murder of a Canadian tourist.

Smallman LastCall

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Murder in the confusion of a hurricane, this is a suspenseful story of friendship and endurance.

Arnold HalloweenisMurder

Carolyn Arnold, Halloween is Murder, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.

When a local television reporter ends up dead, Sean and Sara’s Halloween becomes even more chilling as they try to catch a killer.

Evans SeaweedUnderFire

Stanley Evans, Seaweed Under Fire, Ekstasis Editions

If you want somebody's legs broken, even if you want somebody killed it can be arranged, at a price.

Harlick PurplePaletteforMurder

R.J. Harlick, Purple Palette for Murder, Dundurn Press

Her husband arrested for murder, Meg flies to Yellowknife, where she races to unravel a sordid trail of family secrets and greed to prove his innocence.

Mesdames 13Claws

Mesdames of Mayhem, 13 Claws, Carrick Publishing

Are our animal companions angels or demons? Our friends or our betrayers? 13 Claws is the third anthology by The Mesdames of Mayhem.

Nesbitt Baggerman MurderAmongThieves

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Stolen gems, a notorious murder, the girl who knows: a mystery Matthew Traverse must solve – even if it kills him.

Bradshaw WinnersLoss

Mel Bradshaw, Winner's Loss, Iguana Books

In the fertile artistic milieu of 1927 Toronto, a painter is dead. Detective Sergeant Paul Shenstone won’t rest until he finds out why.

MacLeod CodOnlyKnows

Hilary MacLeod, Cod Only Knows, Acorn Press

Finally, readers of The Shores Mystery series will meet Abel, the man whose been lurking in the background through five books. Cod Only Knows is a fish story about the one that got away - a 300 lb. giant cod that trails murder and mayhem in its wake.

deNikolits NoFuryLikeThat

Lisa de Nikolits, No Fury Like That, Inanna Publications

A one-of-a kind literary thriller about life and death and the power of second chances. The novel takes you on a fast-paced, funny, adventurous ride, exploring themes of love, the meaning of life, friendship and revenge.

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Iona Whishaw, An Old Cold Grave, TouchWood Editions

Gwen felt a wave of horror sweep through her.  She could see, soil encrusted and stained the colour of dark tea, some delicate bones, with shreds of decaying cloth. The bones were most certainly human.

Crawford BeyondFaith

Sharon A. Crawford, Beyond Faith, Blue Denim Press

Fraternal twins Dana Bowman and Bast Overture are thrust into a twisted scenario of extortion, stalking, fire, vandalism, secret adoptions, a bank robbery, assault, and murders.

Sullivan Gritty

Colleen Baxter Sullivan, Gritty, Waldorf Publishing

Who would know that when Adam Garwood took a detour through a Montreal Alley, he would meet up with Gritty, a very complex character, taking up residence in a box?

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Carys Cragg, Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My Father, Arsenal Pulp Press

A woman confronts the man who murdered her father twenty years earlier. A powerful and emotional memoir about how reconciling with the past doesn't necessarily provide comfort, but it can reveal the truth.

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Anna Dowdall, The Au Pair, The Wild Rose Press

Montrealer Ashley Smeeton's in a fix.  An au pair job sounds like easy money.  Family secrets and a strange child are one thing.  Murder's another.

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Arthur Ellis Awards - 2009 Winners

Cool Canadian Crime thanks the Department of Canadian Heritage for its support.

ARTHUR ELLIS AWARDS WINNERS 2009

Once a year in the spring, Crime Writers of Canada presents the Arthur Ellis Awards for the best in Canadian crime writing of the previous year. The awards competition is open to any writer living in Canada, regardless of nationality, and to Canadian writers living outside Canada.

There are six categories for published books and stories:

· Best crime novel

· Best first crime novel

· Best non-fiction crime writing

· Best juvenile crime book

· Best crime short story

· Best crime book in the French language

We also have an Arthur Ellis award for best unpublished first crime novel (aka the Unhanged Arthur). Part of the CWC's mandate is to encourage developing new crime writing in Canada, and what better way to do it than to have an award for the best unpublished manuscript.

For a list of past winners, go to http://crimewriterscanada.com/awards/arthur-ellis-awards/past-winners.

The CWC would like to express our gratitude to Sleuth of Baker Street mystery book store in Toronto for donating the cash prize for best novel, to Book City in Toronto for donating the cash prize for best first novel, and to McArthur & Company for donating the cash prize for the Unhanged Arthur and for reading the winning manuscript with an eye to possibly publishing it.

And now the envelopes have been opened and we have our winners...

 

 

 

Best Novel
Linwood Barclay, Too Close to Home
In a quiet suburban neighborhood, in a house only one door away, a family is brutally murdered for no apparent reason. And you think to yourself: It could have been us. And you start to wonder: What if we’re next?

Promise Falls isn’t the kind of community where a family is shot to death in their own home. No one is more shocked than their next-door neighbours, Jim and Ellen Cutter. They visited for the occasional barbecue and their son, Derek, was friends with their boy, Adam. Suddenly, the Cutters must face the unthinkable: that a murderer isn’t just stalking too close to home...but is inside it already.

Hardcover
Bantam
ISBN:
978-0-553805567
September 2008
$25.00

Too Close to Home will be coming out in mass market paperback at the end of July.

Best First Novel
Howard Shrier, Buffalo Jump
Toronto investigator Jonah Geller is at a low point in his life when contract killer Dante Ryan comes back into his life, this time pleading for his help. Ryan has been ordered to slaughter an entire Toronto family, including a five-year-old boy. With a son of his own that age, he can't bring himself to do it. When Jonah investigates the boy's father, a pharmacist who seems to lead a good life, he finds himself ducking bullets and dodging blades from all directions. When the case takes Jonah and Ryan over the river to Buffalo, unseen enemies move in for the kill.

Trade paperback
Vintage Canada
ISBN:
978-0-307-35606-2
June 2008
$19.95

Best Non-Fiction
Michael Calce & Craig Silverman, Mafiaboy:
How I Cracked the Internet and Why It’s Still Broken
In early 2000, the Websites of CNN, Yahoo, E*Trade, Dell, Amazon, and eBay ground to a halt for several hours, causing panic everywhere from the White House to suburbia and around the world. After 2 months and hundreds of hours of wiretapping, the FBI and RCMP staged a late-night raid to apprehend the most wanted man in cyberspace -- a 15-year-old kid, Michael Calce, aka Mafiaboy.

Hardcover
Penguin Canada

Hardcover
ISBN:
978-0-670067480

September 2008

$34.00

Best Juvenile
Sharon E. McKay, War Brothers
War Brothers is set in Uganda, where Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has, since 1987, abducted up to 30,000 children from their villages and homes for use as soldiers and slaves. It is in these nightmarish times that the fates of 5 boys and a girl are entwined. Captured from their school by the LRA, the boys wait for rescue only to discover that if they are to survive they must rely on themselves. But friendship, courage, and resilience might not be enough to save them.

 

Hardcover
Penguin Canada
ISBN:
978-0-670067848

September 2008
$20.00

Best Short Story
Pasha Malla, “Filmsong” in Toronto Noir

About Toronto Noir: A multicultural nexus, Toronto's Indian, Portuguese, African, Italian, and Chinese neighbourhoods are backdrops for Toronto Noir's corrosive exposes. In tales of stressed Beaches yuppies, jazz musicians stuck in the limbic Humber Loop, and high-rollers committing lurid acts in Rosedale mansions, sixteen of the city's best literary and crime fiction writers lay bare the scars of a city that loves to hate itself.

Trade paperback
Akashic Books
ISBN:
978-1-933354-50-7
May 2008
$17.50

Best Crime Writing in French
Jacques Côté, Le Chemin des brumes

Pendant que Daniel Duval et son collègue Louis Harel participent aux Jeux mondiaux des policiers à Mexico, Gilles Hébert part en vacances avec ses petits-fils Sébastien, six ans, et Vincent, treize ans. Le vieil homme étrenne sa roulotte et il a la ferme intention de trouver un site enchanteur en pleine nature sauvage. Si les Jeux se terminent bien pour les deux policiers, il n'en va pas de même pour le voyage des campeurs...

De retour au boulot le lundi matin, Duval et son équipe sont affectés à la disparition de la famille Hébert. Tout ce qu'il a pour entamer les recherches, c'est une photo de la roulotte... et pas la moindre idée de la destination de Gilles Hébert!

 

Editions Alire
Mass market paperback
ISBN: 978-2896150274
May 2008
$14.95

 

 

Best Unpublished First Crime Novel (the Unhanged Arthur)
Douglas A. Moles, Louder

 


 


The award, the Arthur, is an articulated wooden jumping-jack figure on a scaffold with a noose around his neck. Arthur "dances" when the string is pulled -- a fitting tribute to Canada's former official hangman, Arthur Ellis, after whom the award was named.

Every Arthur is hand-carved from hard maple by artisan Barry Lambeck. The award is based on a design and prototype by artist Peter Blais.

 

 


These Arthur Ellis winners can usually be found at -- or ordered online from -- our Crime Writers of Canada member bookstores:

· As the Plot Thickens (Kingston, ON)
www.astheplotthickens.com
Phone: (613) 548-4664
E-mail:

· Prime Crime Books (Ottawa, ON)
www.primecrimebooks.com
Phone: (613) 238-CLUE
E-mail:

 

 

· Sleuth of Baker Street (Toronto, ON)
www.sleuthofbakerstreet.com
Phone: (
416) 483-3111
E-mail:

 

 

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