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ARTHUR ELLIS AWARDS WINNERS 2008
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This year is also the second year for the Arthur Ellis award for best unpublished first crime novel (aka the Unhanged Arthur).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is to encourage developing new crime writing in Canada, and what better way to do it than to have an award for the best unpublished manuscript.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...
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
McClelland & Stewart Trade paperback ISBN: 978-0-7710-2941-7 April 2008 (originally published in hardcover April 2007) $21.00
Tundra Books Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-88776-850-7 August 2007 $24.99
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.
Editions Libre Expression Trade paperback ISBN: 978-2764802724 February 2007 $29.95
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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