Batten RossMackay

Jack Batten, Ross Mackay, The Saga of a Brilliant Criminal Lawyer, Durvile & UpRoute Books

Criminal defence lawyer Ross Mackay defended accused murderers in the most horrendous circumstances.

Gates DeathLongOverdue

Eva Gates, A Death Long Overdue, Crooked Lane Books

The seventh book in the national bestselling Lighthouse Library series by Vicki Delany writing under the name of Eva Gates.

Misri DetectiveandtheSpy

Angela Misri, The Detective and the Spy, Cormorant Book

Hunted by MI6 and robbed of her abilities, Portia Adams must find the bomber before London, and her reputation, are ash.

Jobb DaringDeviousandDeadly

Dean Jobb, Daring, Devious & Deadly: True Tales of Crime and Justice from Nova Scotia’s Past, Pottersfield Press

.A rogues’ gallery of killers and pirates, plus a prolific embezzler, a wise-cracking judge and a pair of brazen bank robbers.

Martin PerfectStorm

Mike Martin, Perfect Storm, Ottawa Press and Publishing

Food, fun and adventure on Canada's east cost. And a few murders to solve. Cool, clean and Canadian.

Arnold WhatWeBury

Carolyn Arnold, What We Bury, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.

Some secrets are worth killing to protect...

Dakin CrimeinCornwall

Marion Crook writing as Emma Dakin, Crime in Cornwall The British Book Tour Mysteries Book II, Camel Press

The body in her neighbor's garden should not Claire Barclay's problem. She deals with tourists, not murdered authors.

Warren MurderTimesSix

Alan R. Warren, Murder Times Six, House of Mystery Press

‘When Hope is gone there is nothing, and the world becomes an empty void, for one family, the setting sun indicates the beginning of a long and lonely night, haunted by the thoughts of the missing.’

Burke SeventhShot

Burke, Ann, The Seventh Shot, Latitude 46

The Seventh Shot is a recounting of two grisly Ontario murders some thirty years on and the remarkable search for the killer.

Delany DyinginaWinterWonderland

Vicki Delany, Dying in a Winter Wonderland, Berkley

The fifth installment of the charming cozy mystery series by national bestselling author Vicki Delany.

Cushing YourTaxisHere

Raymond Cushing, Your Taxi Is Here, Independent

‘Not Criminally Responsible’ doesn’t mean ‘Not Dangerous’

Ireland MrsClausandtheSantaSlayings

Liz Ireland, Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings, Kensington Books

April Claus’s first Christmas in Santaland might be her last—unless she unmasks a villain with a killer Christmas wish. . .

Saric DontLookIn

Tom Saric, Don't Look In, Severn River Publishing

When psychiatrist Gus Young's patient is murdered, he begins to suspect that another patient is the killer.

Heckbert GoAheadandShootMe

Doug Heckbert, Go Ahead and Shoot Me! And Other True Cases About Ordinary Criminals, Durvile & UpRoute Books

By getting glimpses of offender’s backstories, this book shows there is more to an offender than their criminal behaviour.

Kent LostTown

Winona Kent, Lost Time, Blue Devil Books

Sixteen-year old Pippa Gladstone vanished while on holiday with her parents in Spain in 1974. Forty years later, a new photo shows her very much alive at the Wiltshire Folk Festival.

2017 Derrick Murdoch Christina Jennings

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DERRICK MURDOCH AWARD 2017

 

The Derrick Murdoch Award is a special achievement award for contributions to the crime genre. It is awarded at the discretion of the Board Chair of Crime Writers of Canada. Known as the Chairman’s Award when first presented in 1984, it was later renamed in honour of its first recipient, Derrick Murdoch.

Christina Jennings resizeThis year’s recipient is Christina Jennings, founder, Chairman and CEO of Shaftesbury Films. She has won a number of awards, including Genies, Geminis and Canadian Screen Awards, among several other nominations and accolades throughout her career.

Christina founded Shaftesbury Films in 1987 as a feature film company. She has produced movies and television series based upon the work of several Canadian crime writers including the late novelist and playwright Timothy Findlay (External Affairs), novelists Gail Bowen (The Joanna Kilbourn TV movies) and Maureen Jennings (The Murdoch Mysteries), as well as historian Marjorie Freeman Campbell (Torso). She has also overseen the production of many other crime-themed works, created specifically for the screen and written by Canadians, including The Listener, Houdini and Doyle and The Summit.

2015 Derrick Murdoch Sylvia McConnell

 

DERRICK MURDOCH AWARD 2015

 

DerrickMurdoch 400In 1998, Sylvia McConnell began RendezVous Crime, a publishing house with the mandate to publish crime novels written by Canadians set in Canada. Over the next thirteen years she published 80 works of crime fiction, many of which were nominated for or won prestigious awards.
For her belief in the value of Canadians telling Canadian stories, for her encouragement of new Canadian authors, and for her recognition of talent with staying power, we are proud to present Sylvia McConnell with the Derrick Murdoch award for 2015.

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Sylvia McConnell is the former owner and publisher of Napoleon & Company, a Canadian trade publishing house in Toronto, Canada. In 2011, after twenty-two years of producing great Canadian fiction, Napoleon and Company, which included the imprint Rendezvous Crime, was sold to Dundurn Press. Since selling her company, Sylvia McConnell has been working as a freelance book editor, as well as an acquisitions editor.

2013 Derrick Murdoch Lyn Hamilton

 

 

DERRICK MURDOCH AWARD 2013

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Lyn Hamilton was the author of a successful series of archaeological mysteries featuring the peripatetic sleuth, antiques dealer Lara McClintoch. Each of the novels is set in a different and exotic location and draws on the ancient past in a unique way. A long time student of archaeology and mythology, Lyn brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the series. As former director of the Cultural Programs Branch of the Ontario government, she was responsible for the licensing of all archaeology in the province as well as for museum programs.

 

 

 

 

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Lyn visited the exotic sites she wrote about, and in 1999 led The Maltese Goddess mystery and archaeology tour to Malta to visit the scene of the crime. Her books have been translated into several languages, and the fourth in the series, The Celtic Riddle, formed the basis for Angela Lansbury’s 2003 Murder She Wrote TV movie. Lyn, like Lara, was something of an antiques addict.

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