2019 Shortlists

Crime Writers of Canada presents the

2019 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists for

Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing

The winners will be announced across Canada on
Thursday 23 May, 2019

 

BEST CRIME NOVEL

Ron Corbett, Cape Diamond, ECW Press

Anne Emery, Though the Heavens Fall, ECW Press

Lisa Gabriele, The Winters, Doubleday Canada

Louise Penny, Kingdom of the Blind, Minotaur Books

Loreth Anne White, The Girl in the Moss, Montlake Romance

 

BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL
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A.J. Devlin, Cobra Clutch, NeWest Press

Helen C. Escott, Operation Wormwood, Flanker Press

Beverley McLachlin, Full Disclosure, Simon & Schuster Canada

Bill Prentice, Why Was Rachel Murdered?, Echo Road

Nathan Ripley, Find You in the Dark, Simon & Schuster Canada

 

BEST CRIME NOVELLA
The Lou Allin Memorial Award

Melodie Campbell, The B-Team: The Case of the Angry First Wife, Orca Book Publishers

Vicki Delany, Blue Water Hues, Orca Book Publishers

John Lawrence Reynolds, Murder Among the Pines, Orca Book Publishers

 

BEST CRIME SHORT STORY
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Melodie Campbell, A Ship Called Pandora, Mystery Weekly Magazine

Therese Greenwood, The Power Man, Baby It's Cold Outside, Coffin Hop Press

Twist Phelan, Game, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Linda L. Richards, Terminal City, Vancouver Noir, Akashic Books

Sam Wiebe, Wonderful Life, Vancouver Noir, Akashic Books

 

BEST CRIME BOOK IN FRENCH

Jean-Philippe Bernié, Un dernier baiser avant de te tuer, Libre Expression

Hervé Gagnon, Adolphus - Une enquête de Joseph Laflamme, Libre Expression

André Jacques, Ces femmes aux yeux cernés, Éditions Druide

Guillaume Morissette, Deux coups de pied de trop, Guy Saint-Jean Éditeur

Johanne Seymour, Rinzen la beauté intérieure, Expression noir

 

BEST JUVENILE/YOUNG ADULT CRIME BOOK

Linwood Barclay, Escape, Puffin Canada

Michelle Barker, The House of One Thousand Eyes, Annick Press

Kevin Sands, Call of the Wraith, Aladdin

Tim Wynne-Jones, The Ruinous Sweep, Candlewick Press

E.R. Yatscoff, The Rumrunner's Boy, TG & R Books

 

BEST NONFICTION CRIME BOOK

Patrick Brode, Dying for a Drink: How a Prohibition Preacher Got Away With Murder, Biblioasis

Thomas Giacomaro and Natasha Stoynoff, The King of Con: How a Smooth-Talking Jersey Boy Made and Lost Billions,
Baffled the FBI, Eluded the Mob, and Lived to Tell the Crooked Tale, BenBella Books, Inc

Nate Hendley, The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto, Five Rivers Publishing

Eve Lazarus, Murder by Milkshake: An Astonishing True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and a Charismatic Killer, Arsenal Pulp Press

Sarah Weinman, The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World, Alfred A. Knopf Canada

 

BEST UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT (aka The Unhanged Arthur)
Sponsored by Dundurn Press

Jim Bottomley, Hypnotizing Lions

Don Macdonald, Omand’s Creek

Liv McFarlane, The Scarlet Cross

Heather McLeod, One for the Raven

Darrow Woods, The Book of Answers

 

  Click here for past finalists and winners

 

 

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Crime Writers of Canada would also like to thank everyone in the Canadian publishing community for making
the Arthur Ellis Awards such a success through the years.