Sunday, 26 April 2015

Arthur Ellis Awards 2015

The short list for the Arthur Ellis Awards have been announced by the Crime Writers of Canada. The winners will be announced on 28 May at the Arthur Ellis Award Gala at the Arts and Letters Club, Tornoto.

Best Novel
Cold Mourning by Brenda Chapman, Dundurn Press
None so Blind by Barbara Fradkin Dundurn Press
Plague by C.C. Humphreys, Doubleday Canada
No Known Grave, By Maureen Jennings, McClelland & Stewart
Killing Pilgrim by Alen Mattich, , House of Anansi

Best First Novel
A Quiet Kill by Janet Brons, Touchwood Editions
Siege of Bitterns by Steve Burrows, Dundurn Press
Windigo Fire,  by M.H. Callway  Seraphim Editions
No Worst, There Is None by Eve McBride Dundurn Press
Last of the Independents by Sam Wiebe, Dundurn Press

Best Novella *
The Boom Room by Rick Blechta, Orca Book Publishers
Juba Good by Vicki Delany, Orca Book Publishers
The Dragon Head of Hong Kong by Ian Hamilton, House of Anansi
A Knock on the Door by Jas. R. Petrin Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine

Best Short Story 
Stone Mattress,  by Margaret Atwood McClelland & Stewart
Hook, Line and Sinker by Melodie Campbell,  Your McMurray Magazine
Therapy by Peter Clement, Belgrave House
First Impressions  by Madona Skaff, The Whole She-Bang 2, Sisters in Crime
Writers Block by Kevin P. Thornton World Enough and Crime, Carrick Publishing

Best Book in French
Jack: Une enquête de Joseph Laflamme by Hervé Gagnon, Expression noir / Groupe librex
Bondrée, by Andrée Michaud, Editions Québec Amérique
Meurtre à l’hôtel Despréaux, by Maryse Rouy  Édition Druide
Repentirs by Richard Ste Marie, Alire

Best Juvenile/YA Book
Face-Off by Michael Betcherman, Penguin Canada
Dead Man's Switch by Sigmund Brouwer, Harvest House
The Voice Inside My Head by S.J. Laidlaw, Tundra Books
About That Night by Norah McClintock, Orca Book Publishers
The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts, Knopf Books for Young Readers

Best Nonfiction Book
Being Uncle Charlie  by Bob Deasy (with Mark Ebner), Penguin Random House
The Massey Murder  by  Charlotte Gray, HarperCollins
Innocence on Trial: The Framing of Ivan Henry by Joan McEwen, Heritage House
Life Real Loud: John Lefebvre, Neteller and the Revolution in Online Gambling by Bill Reynolds ECW Press
Extreme Mean by Paula Todd, 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Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel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

*CWC announces the Lou Allin Memorial Award of $250 for the Arthur Ellis Novella Category

Sponsored by the 2011 Bloody Words Conference Committee, this award will be given in honour of Lou Allin.  Lou was a board member of CWC, a co-chair of the 2011 Bloody Words Conference, an award-winning writer, and a mentor to many.  This award is particularly fitting, as she was the winner of the first Arthur Ellis Novella Award.

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