Ace WrongBoy

Cathy Ace, The Wrong Boy, Four Tails Publishing Ltd

A remote Welsh village. A grisly find. Decades of deceit tear a family apart. Psychological suspense; deadly consequences.

Kerr PinotNoir

Wayne A.D. Kerr, A Pinot Noir to Die For, Canusa Books

Rock Star Milo Getz is dead, drowned in a vat of wine. The police rule it an accident, but his widow hires Reggie Swann...

Campbell GoddaughterDoesVegas

Melodie Campbell, The Goddaughter Does Vegas, Orca Book Publishers

Gina has a crime-committing double whose activities are making Gina front-page news! Another madcap adventure.

Ryan DeathBeforeCoffee

Desmond P. Ryan, Death Before Coffee, Desmond P. Ryan

A man is murdered. Two more are dead. The cop linking all three just wants a cup of coffee but may end up as number four.

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.

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