2017 Winners

Crime Writers of Canada presents the

2017 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Crime Writing



Best Novel

Donna Morrissey, The Fortunate Brother, Viking Canada

Best First Novel sponsored by Kobo

Elle Wild, Strange Things Done, Dundurn Press

Best Novella The Lou Allin Memorial Award

Rick Blechta, Rundown, Orca Book Publishers

Best Short Story

Susan Daly, "A Death at the Parsonage"The Whole She-Bang 3, Toronto Sisters in Crime

Best Book in French

Marie-Ève Bourassa, Red Light: Adieu, Mignonne, Groupe Ville-Marie Littérature, vlb éditions

Best Juvenile/YA Book

Gordon Korman, Masterminds: Criminal Destiny, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.

Best Nonfiction Book

Jeremy Grimaldi, A Daughter's Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story, Dundurn Press

Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel sponsored by Dundurn Press

S.J. Jennings, The Golkonda Project

The winners of the 2017 Arthur Ellis Awards were announced at the Arthur Ellis Awards Gala at the Arts & Letters Club, Toronto on May 25th 2017.

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For details of the shortlisted works: click here

For details of the Awards Gala: click here


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