Ross BonitaPalms

Hal Ross, Bonita Palms, TitleTown

Continuing the story of the eponymous anti-hero introduced in THE INTROVERT.

Martin FireFogWater

Mike Martin, Fire, Fog and Water, Ottawa Press and Publishing

Book 8 in the award-winning Sgt. Windflower Mystery series. Cool, clean, Canadian crime fiction set in beautiful Newfoundland.

Arnold ExerciseisMurder

Carolyn Arnold, Exercise is Murder, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.

A posh dinner at a charming country house goes very wrong when an historic treasure is stolen and a waiter is murdered.

Duncan RememberingtheDead

Elizabeth J. Duncan, Remembering the Dead, Crooked Lane Books

A posh dinner at a charming country house goes very wrong when an historic treasure is stolen and a waiter is murdered.

Cranidge ChristmasonUnionStreet

Kathleen Cranidge, Christmas on Union Street, White Bird Publications, LLC

Underneath a blizzard and an old-fashioned Christmas...there's an unsolved mystery.

deNikolits OccultPersuasion

Lisa de Nikolits, The Occult Persuasion and the Anarchist's Solution, Inanna Publications

Christopher Moore meets Quentin Tarantino meets Gillian Flynn in this exhilarating suspense thriller that will enthral, delight and keep you guessing until the last page.

Chatterson MergerManiac

Delvin Chatterson, Merger Maniac, Tellwell Talent

The Montreal Mafia is pushing Dale Hunter to join their money laundering schemes, but some offers just have to be refused.

Michaud IntrovertConfounds

Michael Paul Michaud, The Introvert Confounds Innocence, Black Opal Books

Continuing the story of the eponymous anti-hero introduced in THE INTROVERT.

Petru WidowLindsay

Maggie Petru, The Widow Lindsay, Sun Dragon Press

Jacob Lindsay will do anything to keep his newly discovered sister-in-law's hands off the family farm.

Mesdames Keyof13

Mesdames of Mayhem, In the Key of 13, Carrick Publishing

The Mesdames of Mayhem's new anthology of music and murder. Their 4th book!

Campbell CrimeClub

Melodie Campbell, Crime Club, Orca Book Publishers

Penny loves dogs, but why did her big mutt have to dig up a human bone in the backyard? A case for the Crime Club!

Swailes NothingtoChance

Mark D. Swailes, Nothing to Chance, Amazon

When the lives of several people intertwine during a deadly bank robbery, no one is immune to the turbulent turns of fate.

Butler InRhinoWeTrust

Dave Butler, In Rhino We Trust, Dundurn Press

Jenny Willson investigates rhino poaching in Namibia, and finds herself in the cross-hairs of an international crime ring.

Gates ReadandBuriedEva Gates, Read and Buried, Crooked Lane Books

Librarian Lucy Richardson unearths a mysterious map dating back to the Civil War.

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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