Monday, 1 June 2015

2015 Arthur Ellis Awards

At the Arthur Ellis Gala in Toronto, The Crime Writers of Canada presented the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards on 29 May 2015. * = winners

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
*Bondrée by Andrée Michaud (Editions Québec Amérique)
Une enquête de Joseph Laflamme by Jack Hervé Gagnon (Expression noir / Groupe librex)
 Meurtre à l’hôtel Despréaux by Maryse Rouy (Édition Druide)
Repentirs by Richard Ste Marie (Alire)

Best Juvenile/YA Book
Dead Man’s Switch by Sigmund Brouwer (Harvest House)
Face-Off by Michael Betcherman (Penguin Canada)
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Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel
*Strange Things Done by Elle Wild
Rum Luck by Ryan Aldred
Full Curl by Dave Butler
Crisis Point by Dwayne Clayden
Afghan Redemption by Bill Prentice

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