Saturday, 22 April 2017

2017 Arthur Ellis Award Shortlist

Best Novel
City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong, Penguin Random House of Canada
After James by Michael Helm McClelland & Stewart
Dead Ground in Between by Maureen Jennings McClelland & Stewart
Wishful Seeing by Janet Kellough  Dundurn Press
The Fortunate Brother by Donna Morrissey Viking Canada

Best First Novel (Sponsored by Kobo)
Rum Luck by Ryan Aldred, Five Star Publishing
Cold Girl by R.M.Greenaway Dundurn Press
Where the Bodies Lie by Mark Lisac, NeWest Press
Still Mine by Amy Stuart Simon & Schuster Canada
Strange Things Done by Elle Wild, Dundurn Press

Best Novella The Lou Allin Memorial Award
Rundown by Rick Blechta, Orca Book Publishers
No Trace by Brenda Chapman, Grass Roots Press
The Devil You Know by Jas. R. Petrin, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Dell Publishing
When Blood Lies by Linda L. Richards, Orca Book Publishers
The Village That Lost Its Head by Peter Robinson, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Dell Publishing

Best Short Story
Steve’s Story by Cathy Ace - The Whole She-Bang 3, Toronto Sisters in Crime
A Death at the Parsonage by Susan Daly - The Whole She-Bang 3, Toronto Sisters in Crime
Where There’s a Will by Elizabeth Hosang, The Whole She-Bang 3, Toronto Sisters in Crime
The Ascent by Scott Mackay, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Dell Publishing
The Granite Kitchen by David Morrell Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Dell Publishing

Best Book in French
Marie-Eve Bourassa Red Light: Adieu, Mignonne, Groupe Ville-Marie Littérature, vlb éditions
Chrystine Brouillet, Vrai ou faux, Éditions Druide
Guillaume Morrissette, Terreur domestique, Guy Saint-Jean Éditeur
Johanne Seymour, Rinzen et l’homme perdu, Expression Noire
Richard Ste-Marie, Le Blues des sacrifiés, Éditions Alire

Best Juvenile/YA Book
Masterminds: Criminal Destiny by Gordon Korman Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.
Trial by Fire by Norah McClintock, Orca Book Publishers
The Girl in a Coma by John Moss The Poisoned Pencil- Poisoned Pen Press
Shooter by Caroline Pignat Tundra Books
Another Me by Eva Wiseman Tundra Books

Best Nonfiction Book
Life Sentence: Stories from Four Decades of Court Reporting — or, How I Fell Out of Love with the Canadian Justice System by Christie Blatchford Doubleday Canada
The Ballad of Danny Wolfe: Life of a Modern Outlaw by Joe Friesen Signal McClelland & Stewart
A Daughter's Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story by Jeremy Grimaldi, Dundurn Press
Black River Road: An Unthinkable Crime, an Unlikely Suspect, and the Question of Character by Debra Komar Goose Lane
Shadow of Doubt: The Trial of Dennis Oland by Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon Goose Lane

Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel (Sponsored by Dundurn Press)
An Absence of Empathy by Mary Fernando
The Golkonda Project by S.J. Jennings
Concrete Becomes Her by Charlotte Morganti
Celtic Knot by Ann Shortell
The Last Dragon by Mark Thomas

The Derrick Murdoch Award is a special achievement award for contributions to the crime genre the 2017 recipient is Christina Jennings who is the 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.

Congratulations to all the nominees.  The 2017 Arthur Ellis Award winners will be announced on May 25th 2017 at the award dinner that is due to take place at the Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto, ON

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