duncan-untimelydeathElizabeth J. Duncan, Untimely Death, Crooked Lane Books

First in the Shakespeare in the Catskills Mysteries featuring costume designer Charlotte Fairfax. 


arnold-cityofgoldCarolyn Arnold, City of Gold, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.

Finding the Inca’s lost City of Gold would be the discovery of a lifetime. But failing could mean her death… 


bruce-deadlyseasonAlison Bruce, Deadly Season, Imajin Books

Last month Kate Garrett was a Police Detective. Now she’s a Pet P.I.? Sequel to Deadly Legacy. First in a series of Carmedy & Garrett Mini-Mysteries. 


barnard-deadlydiamondJayne Barnard, Maddie Hatter and the Deadly Diamond, Tyche Books

Steampunk girl reporter Maddie Hatter crosses deserts, moors and oceans on the trail of Baron Bodmin. Will she catch him before his Deadly Diamond destroys them both? 


campbell-st-pierre-necklaceMelodie Campbell and Cynthia St-Pierre, A Killer Necklace, Imajin Books

Who was the dead woman at the bottom of the stairs? A killer is determined to keep her identity a secret, even if it means killing again... 


harlick-coldwhitefearR.J. Harlick, A Cold White Fear, Dundurn

Meg Harris digs deep within herself to survive after reluctantly letting two strange men into her isolated home during a major blizzard.


delany-restyemurderedVicki Delany, Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen, Berkley Prime Crime

In Rudolph, New York, it’s Christmastime all year long. But this December, while the snow-lined streets seem merry and bright, a murder is about to ruin everyone’s holiday cheer… 


ace-corpsediamondhandCathy Ace, The Corpse with the Diamond Hand, TouchWood Editions

Cait Morgan and Bud Anderson set sail on a romantic Hawaiian honeymoon cruise and, for nearly two weeks, the mystery solving newlyweds are worry-free. But then a man drops dead in the games room... 


nikolai-icySandra Nikolai, Icy Silence, Vemcort Publishing

Without access to outside help, Megan and Michael must rely on their wits to outsmart the killer and keep everyone alive in the process. 


anderson-dargatz-playingwithfireGail Anderson-Dargatz, Playing With Fire, Orca

There's an arsonist setting fires in town. Reporter Claire Abbot thinks she knows who the firebug is. Or does she? 


kellough-buryinggroundJanet Kellough, The Burying Ground, Dundurn

Someone is digging up the graves at the Strangers' Burying Ground in Toronto - the final resting place of criminals, vagrants and indigents... 


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Deadline for the Arthur Ellis awards is December 15!

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Announcing the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award Winners for Crime Writing

Best Novel

C.C. Humphreys, Plague, Doubleday Canada

Best First Novel

Steve Burrows, Siege of Bitterns, Dundurn Press

Best Novella *

Jas. R. Petrin, A Knock on the Door, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine

Best Short Story 

Margaret Atwood, Stone Mattress, McClelland & Stewart

Best Book in French

Andrée Michaud, Bondrée, Editions Québec Amérique

Best Juvenile/YA Book

Sigmund Brouwer, Dead Man's Switch, Harvest House

Best Nonfiction Book

Charlotte Gray, The Massey Murder, HarperCollins

Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel

Strange Things Done by Elle Wild

*CWC announces the Lou Allin Memorial Award of $200 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.  We miss you dearly, Lou.


Many thanks to artist and CWC member Don Graves for donating a Canadian landscape painting as a prize for Best Novel.



CWC announces the 2015 Derrick Murdoch Award Winner,

Sylvia McConnell

In 1998, Sylvia McConnell began RendezVous Crime, a publishing house with the mandate to publish crime novels written by Canadians set in Canada. Over the next thirteen years she published 80 works of crime fiction, many of which were nominated for or won prestigious awards.  For her belief in the value of Canadians telling Canadian stories, for her encouragement of new Canadian authors, and for her recognition of talent with staying power, we are proud to present Sylvia McConnell with the Derrick Murdoch award for 2015.



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