Sunday, 28 May 2017

2017 Arthur Ellis Award Winners

Crime Writers of Canada announced the winners for the 2017 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing on 25th May 2017

Best Novel:  
The Fortunate Brother by Donna Morrissey (Viking Canada)

Best First Novel sponsored by Kobo: 
Strange Things Done by Elle Wild (Dundurn Press)

Best Novella: The Lou Allin Memorial Award: 
Rundown by Rick Blechta (Orca Book Publishers)

Best Short Story: 
A Death at the Parsonage by Susan Daly in The Whole She-Bang 3, (Toronto Sisters in Crime)

Best Book in French:
Red Light: Adieu by Marie-Eve Bourassa (Mignonne, Groupe Ville-Marie Littérature, vlb editions)

Best Juvenile/YA Book:
Masterminds: Criminal Destiny by Gordon Korman (HarperCollins Publishers)

Best Nonfiction Book: 
A Daughter's Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story by Jeremy Grimaldi (Dundurn Press)

Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel sponsored by Dundurn Press: 

The Golkonda Project
 by S.J. Jennings,
CWC also announced the 2017 Derrick Murdoch Award recipient being Christina Jennings. 

The Derrick Murdoch Award is a special achievement award for contributions to the crime genre. This year's recipient is Christina Jennings, 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. Christina founded Shaftesbury Films in 1987 as a feature film company. She has produced movies and television series based upon the work of several Arthur Ellis Award-winning Canadian crime writers including the late novelist and playwright Timothy Findlay (External Affairs), novelists Gail Bowen (the Joanna Kilbourn TV movies) and Maureen Jennings (Murdoch Mysteries), as well as historian Marjorie Freeman Campbell (Torso).

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