Huang GentlemanMurder

Christopher Huang, A Gentleman's Murder, Inkshares

Death in the Great War was nothing personal, but this is murder.

Kingsmill Sunsetat2047

Peter Kingsmill, Sunset at 20:47, Peter Kingsmill

A peaceful lake becomes the center of a web of conflict, environmental activists, international criminals and murder.

Soosar BeachBaby

Jennifer Soosar, Beach Body : A Tale of Suspense, Kindle Direct Publishing

She brought a killer opportunity to a flawed paradise.

Little Mica

Darwin Little, The Mica, Tellwell Publishing

Paramedic Ashley Grant feels like a fish out of water in the Caribbean as she wonders if an exclusive resort has a dark side.

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.

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.

Prairie BlueFire

Katherine Prairie, Blue Fire, Stonedrift Press Ltd.

An incredible discovery. A race for 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...

Bolton GoodbyeCruellerWorld

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...

News Highlights

New Arthur Ellis Awards Manager
 CWC is happy to announce that Ludvica Boota is the Arthur Ellis Awards Manager for 2018. Ludvica has been doing an exemplary job in the AED position especially in helping expand CWC's social media presense and keeping our books in order. These tasks naturally overlap with the AEAM job...except that she'll also be managing a completely different load of books.
Got a question? Contact Ludvica at
Awards Open for Submissions September 1, 2019
The 2019 rules will be posted by September 1. There will be a new entry form and a new address for submissions, but the basic rules are similar to 2018. If you are entering the Unhanged category, for authors who have never published a full-length novel, you can download the Style Guide now.

 Just discovered CWC?

If you are a veteran, new, or aspiring author, librarian, book seller, publishing professional or an avid reader of mystery, suspense and true crime, now is a great time to join Crime Writers of Canada.


Membership is only for new and lapsed members and is only active until 31 December, 2018 when all members must renew for 2019.

Just email for details.



Rakuten Kobo Features Arthur Ellis Awards Finalists

Rakuten Kobo, sponsor of the Arthur Ellis Awards Best First Novel, is featuring the shortlisted books at: 


Crime Writers of Canada's
Author Events
CWC Logo Badge blk

How to find out about CWC members' author events:

  1. Go to NEWS & EVENTS/Author Events to find out what's happening this week, next week or next month. Just click on the CWC button on the left.
  2. Read the monthly Author Events newsletter from here or get notifications for Author Events and Cool Canadian Crime by subscribing to Crime Beat.
  3. Like and follow our Facebook Page. Event and book release notifications are posted there.


Books by Members