Friday, 19 April 2019

2019 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists

2019 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing 

The annual Arthur Ellis Awards by Crime Writers of Canada recognizes the best in mystery, crime, and suspense fiction and crime nonfiction by Canadian authors. Winners will be announced on May 23rd at the Arthur Ellis Awards Gala in Toronto.  


BEST CRIME NOVEL
Cape Diamond by Ron Corbett, ECW Press, 
Though the Heavens Fall by Anne Emery ECW Press

The Winters by Lisa Gabriele, Doubleday Canada
Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny, Minotaur Books
The Girl in the Moss by Loreth Anne White, Montlake Romance 

BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL (Sponsored by Rakuten Kobo)
Cobra Clutch by A.J. Devlin NeWest Press
Operation Wormwood by Helen C. Escott, Flanker Press, 
Full Disclosure by Beverley McLachlin, Simon & Schuster Canada  
Why Was Rachel Murdered? By Bill Prentice, Echo Road, 
Find You in the Dark by Nathan Ripley, Simon & Schuster Canada 

BEST CRIME NOVELLA – The Lou Allin Memorial Award, 
The B-Team: The Case of the Angry First Wife, by Melodie Campbell Orca Book Publishers  
Blue Water Hues by Vicki Delany Orca Book Publishers
Murder Among the Pines by John Lawrence Reynolds Orca Book Publishers

BEST CRIME SHORT STORY (Sponsored by Mystery Weekly Magazine) 
A Ship Called Pandora by Melodie Campbell, Mystery Weekly Magazine   
The Power Man, Baby It's Cold Outside by Therese Greenwood Coffin Hop Press 
Game by Twist Phelan Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Terminal City by Linda L. Richards, Vancouver Noir, Akashic Books, 
Wonderful Life by Sam Wiebe, Vancouver Noir, Akashic Books 

BEST CRIME BOOK IN FRENCH, 
Un dernier baiser avant de te tuer, by Jean-Philippe Bernié, Libre Expression 
Adolphus - Une enquête de Joseph Laflamme, by Hervé Gagnon Libre Expression 
Ces femmes aux yeux cernés by André Jacques, Éditions Druide
Deux coups de pied de trop, by Guillaume Morissette , Guy Saint-Jean Éditeur  
Rinzen la beauté intérieure, by Johanne Seymour, Expression noir 

BEST JUVENILE/YOUNG ADULT CRIME BOOK
Escape by Linwood Barclay, Puffin Canada
The House of One Thousand Eyes by Michelle Barker, Annick Press 
Call of the Wraith by Kevin Sands, Aladdin 
The Ruinous Sweep by Tim Wynne-Jones, Candlewick Press
The Rumrunner's Boy by E.R. Yatscoff, TG & R Books 


BEST NONFICTION CRIME BOOK
Dying for a Drink: How a Prohibition Preacher Got Away With Murder by Patrick Brode, Biblioasis 
The King of Con: How a Smooth-Talking Jersey Boy Made and Lost Billions, Baffled the FBI, Eluded the Mob, and Lived to Tell the Crooked Tale by Thomas Giacomaro and Natasha Stoynoff, BenBella Books, Inc, 
The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto by Nate Hendley, Five Rivers Publishing
Murder by Milkshake: An Astonishing True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and a Charismatic Killer by Eve Lazarus, Arsenal Pulp Press, 
The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman, Alfred A. Knopf Canada 

BEST UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT – aka The Unhanged Arthur (Sponsored by Dundurn Press) 
Hypnotizing Lions by Jim Bottomley, 
Omand’s Creek by Don Macdonald
The Scarlet Cross by Liv McFarlane 
One for the Raven Darrow Woods, The Book of Answers by Heather McLeod,


Derrick Murdoch Award

CWC announces the 2019 Derrick Murdoch Award recipient Vicki Delany

The Derrick Murdoch Award is a special achievement award for contributions to the crime genre. Vicki Delany is a successful and prolific Canadian writer, author of (so far) 34 published books, both standalones and series. She has been a strong supporter and advocate for Canadian crime writers through her work with the Crime Writers of Canada, including serving two terms as Chair of the organization. She has also been a strong supporter of literacy and libraries across Canada and she is one of the founders of the Women Killing It literary festival, which has become a much sought after and sold-out event in Prince Edward County every year. 2019 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing 



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