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Cathy Ace, The Case of the Curious Cook, Severn House Publishers

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Arthur Ellis Awards - 2008 Winners


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


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

ARTHUR ELLIS AWARDS WINNERS 2008

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

This year is also the second year for the Arthur Ellis award for best unpublished first crime novel (aka the Unhanged Arthur).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is to encourage developing new crime writing in Canada, and what better way to do it than to have an award for the best unpublished manuscript.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://www.crimewriterscanada.com/cwc/pages/pastawards.html.

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
Jon Redfern, Trumpets Sound No More

Arthur Ellis award-winning author Jon Redfern’s new novel is a Victorian historical set in 1840s London. A young theatre entrepreneur is found murdered, and Inspector Owen Endersby of the recently formed London Detective Police must find the culprit. The book is an atmospheric thriller, treating readers to a view of old London from the stalls of Covent Garden market to the mansions of the rich to the backstage world of Drury Lane Theatre.

RendezVous Crime (Napoleon & Company)
Trade paperback
ISBN: 978-1-894917-40-7
November 2007
$20.95

Best First Novel
Liam Durcan, Garcia's Heart
Neurologist Patrick Lazerenko travels to The Hague to witness the war crimes trial of his beloved mentor, Hernan García, a Honduran doctor accused of involvement in torture. Driven by his own youthful memories of the man and his family, Lazerenko is determined to get to the truth behind the shocking accusations, even as the prosecution and a relentless journalist suspect Patrick of hiding information.

McClelland & Stewart
Trade paperback
ISBN:
978-0-7710-2941-7
April 2008 (originally published in hardcover April 2007)
$21.00

Best Non-Fiction
Julian Sher, One Child at a Time:
The Global Fight to Rescue Children from Online Predators

The Internet has helped make child abuse terrifyingly common. One Child at a Time goes behind the headlines to show how law officers are fighting back against this tide of abuse, from daring rescues in homes to the seizures of millions of dollars in the offshore bank accounts of the porn merchants. In riveting detail, Julian Sher shows how investigators are turning the technology of the Internet against the perpetrators as they race to find and rescue the victims – children who otherwise have no voice.
Vintage Canada
Trade paperback
ISBN:
978-0-679-31393-9

April 2008
(originally published in hardcover March 2007)
$22.00

Best Juvenile
Shane Peacock, Eye of the Crow
Sherlock Holmes, just thirteen, is a misfit, but his keen powers of observation are already apparent. He loves to amuse himself by constructing histories from the smallest detail for everyone he meets. Partly for fun, he focuses his attention on a sensational murder to see if he can solve it. But his game turns deadly serious when he finds himself the accused — and in London, they hang boys of thirteen.

Tundra Books
Hardcover
ISBN:
978-0-88776-850-7

August 2007
$24.99



Best Short Story
Leslie Watts, “Turners” in Kingston Whig-Standard (July 7, 2007)

A little girl with Turner’s Syndrome enters a painting of a garden in a local painting contest. The painting is stolen and the only person who pays attention to the child is the cop. What’s the value of a kid’s painting? Perhaps a lot…to a murderer.

Best Crime Writing in French
Mario Bolduc, Tsiganes
Les tsiganes forment un peuple originaire de l'Inde, qu'ils ont quitté vers l'an 1000 pour se répandre à travers l'Europe, surtout en Roumanie, voire même au Canada. Mario Bolduc a suivi leur destin jusqu'à ce jour, en éclairant toutes les facettes de leur ramification. Les assises de son roman bien documenté sont d'ordre historique. Oeuvre instructive qui renseigne brillamment sur le sort d'un peuple qui a servi de bouc émissaire à tous les péchés du monde.

Editions Libre Expression
Trade paperback
ISBN: 978-2764802724
February 2007
$29.95

 

 

Best Unpublished First Crime Novel (the Unhanged Arthur)
D.J. McIntosh, The Witch of Babylon

 


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:

 

 

Arthur Ellis Awards - 2007 Winners

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

ARTHUR ELLIS AWARDS WINNERS 2007

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

 

This year saw the creation of a new category -- 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://www.crimewriterscanada.com/cwc/pages/pastawards.html.

 

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

Barbara Fradkin, Honour Among Men: An Inspector Green Mystery

A dead woman, a Halifax train ticket, and a Medal for Bravery from a 1993 peacekeeping mission in Yugoslavia draw Inspector Green into the murky past of a peacekeeping unit as well as the high-stakes present of a federal election race. Fifth Son, the previous book in this series, won the 2005 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel.

 

Trade paperback
Rendezvous Press
ISBN: 978-1-894917-36-
0

September 2006
$13.95

 

 

Best First Novel

Anne Emery, Sign of the Cross
In his twenty years defending the underclass, Monty Collins has often wished for an intelligent, articulate client and now he has one. Father Brennan Burke, an acerbic Catholic priest, is the prime suspect in the mutilation and killing of a young woman and Collins must defend him.

 

Hardcover
ECW Press
ISBN:
978-1-55022-718-5
May 2005
$28.95 (US$24.95)

Best Non-Fiction
Brian O'Dea,
High: Confessions of a Pot Smuggler

This funny, perceptive, and alarming book traces how a favoured son of Newfoundland became one of the world's most efficient marijuana traffickers -- and survived to know a better life.

Random House Canada
Hardcover
ISBN:
978-0-679-31278-9

April 2006
$34.95

Trade paperback
ISBN:
978-0-679-31279-6
April 2007
$22.00

Best Juvenile
Sean Cullen,
Hamish X and the Cheese Pirates
Hamish X is the scourge of orphanages everywhere -- he's never found one that can hold him. He's busy breaking out when the orphanage is attached by the dreaded pirate Cheeseboard, leading to a fantastic and deadly adventure.

Penguin Canada
Hardcover
ISBN:
978-0670065028

March 2006
$18.00

Trade paperback
ISBN:
978-0143053118
March 2007
$9.99




Best Short Story
Dennis Richard Murphy, "Fuzzy Wuzzy"
in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (August 2006)
"Fuzzy Wuzzy" takes crime off the streets and into the hidden residential ravines of a city in which no one, including the homeless, is who they seem in an unknown underground where jealousies threaten exposure and revelation results in murder.

 

Best Crime Writing in French

No award this year

 

Best Unpublished First Crime Novel (the Unhanged Arthur)
Phyllis Smallman, Margarita Nights

 



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:

· Almark & Co. Booksellers (Toronto, ON)
Phone: (905) 764-2665
E-mail:

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

· Chronicles of Crime (Victoria, BC)
www.abebooks.com/home/chroniclesofcrime Phone: (250) 721-2665
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:

· Well Read Books (Calgary, AB)
www.wellreadbooks.ca
Phone: (
403) 541-0050
E-mail:

· Whodunit? Mystery Bookstore (Winnipeg, MB)
www.whodunitcanada.com
Phone: (204) 284-9100
Toll-free: 1 800 468-4216
E-mail:

 

 

Arthur Ellis Awards - 2006 Winners

Cool Canadian Crime is financially supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

 

ARTHUR ELLIS AWARDS WINNERS 2006

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:

· 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

 

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 and to Book City in Toronto for donating the cash prize for Best First Novel.

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

 



Best Novel

William Deverell, April Fool

As this sequel to Trial of Passion opens, Arthur is married to Margaret, happily – except she is 50 feet up on a platform on an old-growth Douglas fir, saving the rain forest. Meantime, Arthur must journey to Vancouver to defend his long-time and quirkily engaging client, Nick (the Owl) Faloon, ex-jewel thief (once ranked number seven in the world), accused of murdering an attractive Ann Landerish pop-therapist.

 

Hardcover
McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0-7710-2711-7

October 2005
$39.00 (US$27.00)

 

 

Best First Novel

Louise Penny, Still Life
“Three Pines is made up of good people, but one is us is festering.” The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Sûreté du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force. But Gamache knows that evil is lurking somewhere behind the white picket fences and that, if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will start to give up its dark secrets...

 

Trade paperback
McArthur & Company (Headline)
ISBN: 0-7553-2889-2
October 2005
$24.95



Best Non-Fiction

Rebecca Godfrey, Under the Bridge:
The True Story of the Murder of Reena Virk

It has been a long road to justice for Reena Virk, beaten and murdered at the hands of her teenage peers. The murder of this girl is one of the most notorious and heartbreaking cases in Canadian history. Here, for the first time, acclaimed author Rebecca Godfrey reveals the stunning truth about a Canadian tragedy that captured international headlines.

 

Hardcover
HarperCollins Canada
ISBN:
0002000679
August 2005
$32.95

Best Juvenile

Vicki Grant, Quid Pro Quo

Quid Pro Quo is a high-stakes, fast-moving legal thriller about real people, and funny people at that. Cyril MacIntyre’s mother is a twenty-eight-year-old ex-street kid who drags her son to all her law school classes, then proceeds to get herself kidnapped. Cyril’s life isn’t too different from that of other thirteen-year-olds. He has all the usual adolescent issues to deal with. He just has legal problems too. And he’s got to solve them if he wants to save his mother’s life.

 

Orca Book Publishers
Hardcover
ISBN:
1-55143-394-X
May 2005
$19.95 (US$16.95)

Trade paperback
ISBN: 1-55143-370-2
May 2005
$8.95 (US$7.95)



Best Short Story

Rick Mofina, “Lightning Rider” in Murder in Vegas
Las Vegas. Lost Wages. Sin City. An artificial oasis of pleasure, spectacle, and entertainment, the gambling capital of America has reinvented itself so many times that it's doubtful that anyone knows for sure what's real and what isn't in the miles of neon and scorching heat. Now the International Association of Crime Writers and New York Times-bestselling author Michael Connelly have gathered twenty-two crime and mystery stories about the ultimate playground, Las Vegas, and what can happen behind the glitz and glamour.

Hardcover

Forge Books

ISBN: 0765307391

February 2005

$34.95

Best Crime Writing in French

Gérald Galarneau, Motel Riviera

Un soir de pluie torrentielle et de grand brouillard, Pierre Vaugeois rentre d’un séjour à Québec pour affaires. Seul au volant, il aperçoit soudain la Ford Tempo de sa femme qui passe devant lui sur la route 116. Par curiosité malsaine, il décide de la suivre, mais il n’arrive pas à bien identifier la conductrice.

La Ford Tempo ne roule pas longtemps. Elle tourne dans le parking du motel Riviera. Un homme en descend et court jusqu’à la réception. Il ouvre la porte et fait des signes pour qu’on le rejoigne. La femme descend de la Ford Tempo, attrape un parapluie. Il n’y a plus aucun doute: Ce parapluie est celui que Vaugeois a lui-même offert à sa femme pour son anniversaire de naissance. Il est cocu. Lui, Pierre Vaugeois, est trompé.

Brouillard, pluie, rage démente: cocktail puissant pour une nuit fatale…

Livre broche
Les Editions JCL
http://www.jcl.qc.ca/
ISBN:
2-89431-340-3
Le mai 2005
$17.95

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:

· Almark & Co. Booksellers (Toronto, ON)
Phone: (905) 764-2665
E-mail:

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

· Chronicles of Crime (Victoria, BC)
www.abebooks.com/home/chroniclesofcrime Phone: (250) 721-2665
E-mail:

· The Mysterious Affair at Waterloo (Waterloo, ON)
www.themysteriousaffair.com
Phone: (519) 747-8050
E-mail:

· The Poisoned Pen (Scottsdale, AZ)
www.poisonedpen.com
Phone:
(480) 947-2974
Toll-free: 1 888 560-9919
E-mail:

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

 

 

· Scene of the Crime (Oakville, ON)
www.murdermysteriesandmore.com
Phone: (
905) 469-6731
E-mail:

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

· Well Read Books (Calgary, AB)
www.wellreadbooks.ca
Phone: (
403) 541-0050
E-mail:

· Whodunit? Mystery Bookstore (Winnipeg, MB)
www.whodunitcanada.com
Phone: (204) 284-9100
Toll-free: 1 800 468-4216
E-mail:

 

 

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