Crime Writers Of Canada Announces Arthur Ellis Awards

Crime Writers Of Canada has announced the shortlist for this year’s best in crime writing, so if you’re looking for a good read, here’s the list for you. This year is exciting for me as a have several friends on this list. Good luck to all!

Announcing the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards 

Shortlists for Crime Writing

Best Novel

Brenda ChapmanCold Mourning, Dundurn Press

Barbara FradkinNone so Blind, Dundurn Press

C.C. HumphreysPlague, Doubleday Canada

Maureen JenningsNo Known Grave, McClelland & Stewart

Alen Mattich, Killing Pilgrim, House of Anansi

Best First Novel

Janet BronsA Quiet Kill, Touchwood Editions

Steve BurrowsSiege of Bitterns, Dundurn Press

M.H. CallwayWindigo Fire, Seraphim Editions

Eve McBrideNo Worst, There Is None, Dundurn Press

Sam WiebeLast of the Independents, Dundurn Press

Best Novella *

Rick BlechtaThe Boom Room, Orca Book Publishers

Vicki DelanyJuba Good, Orca Book Publishers

Ian HamiltonThe Dragon Head of Hong Kong, House of Anansi

Jas. R. Petrin, A Knock on the Door, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine

Best Short Story

Margaret AtwoodStone Mattress, McClelland & Stewart

Melodie CampbellHook, Line and Sinker, Your McMurray Magazine

Peter ClementTherapy, Belgrave House

Madona Skaff, First Impressions, The Whole She-Bang 2, Sisters in Crime

Kevin P. Thornton, Writers Block, World Enough and Crime, Carrick Publishing

Best Book in French

Hervé Gagnon, Jack: Une enquête de Joseph Laflamme, Expression noir / Groupe librex

Andrée Michaud, Bondrée, Editions Québec Amérique

Maryse Rouy, Meurtre à l’hôtel Despréaux, Édition Druide

Richard Ste MarieRepentirs, Alire

Best Juvenile/YA Book

Michael BetchermanFace-Off, Penguin Canada

Sigmund BrouwerDead Man’s Switch, Harvest House

S.J. LaidlawThe Voice Inside My Head, Tundra Books

Norah McClintockAbout That Night, Orca Book Publishers

Jeyn RobertsThe Bodies We Wear, Knopf Books for Young Readers

Best Nonfiction Book

Bob Deasy (with Mark Ebner), Being Uncle Charlie, Penguin Random House

Charlotte GrayThe Massey Murder, HarperCollins

Joan McEwenInnocence on Trial: The Framing of Ivan Henry, Heritage House

Bill Reynolds, Life Real Loud: John Lefebvre, Neteller and the Revolution in Online Gambling, ECW Press

Paula ToddExtreme Mean, McClelland & Stewart

Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel

Rum Luck by Ryan Aldred

Full Curl by Dave Butler

Crisis Point by Dwayne Clayden

Afghan Redemption by Bill Prentice

Strange Things Done by Elle Wild

 And the winners are?

Find out May 28!

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