Potter BayofBlood

 

A.M. Potter, Bay of Blood, Black Opal Books

Bay of Blood is a vivid page-turner of a procedural - and one that promises more from its writer, A.M. Potter.

Paulson BrokenThrough

Paulson, J.C., Broken Through, Joanne Paulson

Will Sgt. Adam Davis find a serial killer before his lover's friend becomes the next victim?

Fradkin BloodTies

Barbara Fradkin, Blood Ties, Orca Book Publishers

A stranger at the farmhouse door, an old newspaper clipping, and a quest to unearth the family secret that connects the two.

McKinnon HerSecretSon

Hannah Mary McKinnon, Her Secret Son, MIRA

Would you still want the truth if it could cost you everything?

OCinneide PetrasGhost

C.S. O'Cinneide, Petra's Ghost, Dundurn Press

A man and woman are stalked on the Camino de Santiago by death and the guilty secrets they can’t leave behind.

PenzSheluk FoolsJourney

Judy Penz Sheluk, A Fool's Journey: A Marketville Mystery #3, Superior Shores Press

Digging through buried secrets and decades-old deceptions where only one thing is certain: there is no such thing as closure.

Delany SilentNightDeadlyNight

Vicki Delany, Silent Night Deadly Night, Penguin Random House

Residents of Rudolph keep the spirit of Christmas alive year-round—but their joy is threatened when a group of grinches visit.

Bate Frost

Karen Bate, Frost, Karen Bate

Emma has faced winter cold, spring floods, and summer heat. Now, the fall frost chills her life, and takes on deeper meaning.

Kent NotesonaMissingG String

Winona Kent, Notes on a Missing G-String, Blue Devil Books

The first novel in a new mystery series featuring Jason Davey, amateur sleuth and professional jazz musician.

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About the Grand Master Award

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CWC established the Grand Master Award in 2014 to recognize a Canadian crime writer with a substantial body of work who has garnered national and international recognition.

The Grand Master is chosen by a jury chosen by the Chair of Crime Writers of Canada, with advice from the board. The award is presented biennially, alternating with the Derrick Murdoch Award.

 

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2018 Grand Master: Gail Bowen

Gail Bowen is being recognized by Crime Writers of Canada for her long and illustrious career as a crime fiction author. She has almost 20 books in her long running Joanne Kilbourn series, several of which were either nominated for or received awards, including the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel in 1994, for A Colder Kind of Death. She has also written four Rapid Reads novellas and several plays. She is well established in Canada, highly respected in the writing community and much sought after by readers. She is frequently a guest at literary events. Several of her Joanne Kilbourn books were turned into a TV series.

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Wright Eric

2016 Grand Master: Eric Wright

If there ever was a crime writer whom the Canadian crime-writing community needs to thank it is Eric Wright. He wrote eighteen crime novels, in four different series, as well as novels, a novella, and a memoir.

Eric’s first novel, The Night the Gods Smiled (1983), won the first Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel, the John Creasey Award from the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA), and the City of Toronto Book Award. The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn (2000) won an Arthur and was nominated for an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America (MWA). His writing career spanned over forty years and his contribution to Canadian crime writing was, without question, immense. This was recognized in 1998 when Eric received the Derrick Murdoch Award for lifetime contribution to Canadian crime writing.

Eric Wright passed away in October, 2015, shortly after being notified that he had been selected for the Grand Master Award.

Howard Engel

2014 Grand Master: Howard Engel

It is with great pleasure that Crime Writers of Canada presents the inaugural award to Howard Engel, a mainstay of Canadian crime writing for many years.

Since his first book, Suicide Murders, introduced P.I. Benny Cooperman in 1980, his detective series has garnered both national and international recognition. He has won numerous awards for his writing, including 1985 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, the 1990 Harbourfront Festival Prize for Canadian Literature, the 1998 Derrick Murdoch Award and the 2005 Writer’s Trust Of Canada Matt Cohen Award. He was chosen as the Barker Fairley Distinguished Visitor for University College at the University of Toronto and in 2007 named to the Order of Canada.

His books have been published in over 20 countries and two have been adapted for TV films.

Mr. Engel was a founding member of Crime Writers of Canada and a past president.

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