penny-longwayhomeLouise Penny, The Long Way Home, St. Martin's Publishing

While Gamache doesn’t talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home… 


reid-katebinkscamehomeMahrie G. Reid, Katya Binks Came Home From Away, Jak-Win Books

Kelsey Maxwell learns her life is a lie and seeks the truth. She ends up chased by killers, wanted by the police and accompanied by a law breaking ex-cop. 

hall-strangefacesLinda Hall, Strange Faces, Alexandria Publishing Group

From experienced and award winning author Linda Hall comes Strange Faces, a collection of seven stories that will take you to a place where killers can linger in your backyard but where magic can sometimes change everything. 


weibe-lastoftheindependentsSam Wiebe, Last of the Independents, Dundurn

Winner of the 2012 Unhanged Arthur. 


tardif-divinesanctuaryCheryl Kaye Tardif, Divine Sanctuary, Imajin Books

Something insidious lurks behind the safe haven of Sanctuary's wrought iron gates. Led by the charismatic Father Jeremiah, the cult's idyllic lifestyle seems perfect on the outside. 


barclay-nosafehouseLinwood Barclay, No Safe House, Doubleday Canada

Terry and Cynthia Archer, from the novel No Time for Goodbye, are reconnected with the ruthless criminal they crossed paths with seven years ago. 


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Congratulations to Andrew Pyper author of The Demonologist, which has won the Thriller Award, for Best Hardcover Novel!

Congratulations to Twist Phalen, author of Footprints in Water, which has won the Thriller Award for Best Short Story!


Congratulations to the Winners of the

Arthur Ellis Awards

Best Novel
Seán Haldane, The Devil’s Making, Stone Flower Press

Best First Novel
J. Kent Messum, Bait, Penguin Canada

Best Novella
Melodie Campbell, The Goddaughter’s Revenge, Orca Books

Best Short Story
Twist Phelan, Footprints in Water, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Best Book in French
Maureen MartineauL’enfant promis, La courte échelle

Best Juvenile/YA
Elizabeth MacLeod, Bones Never Lie, Annick Press

Best Unpublished First Novel (Unhanged Arthur)
Rachel Greenaway, Cold Girl

Find out more about these books in the CCC Shortlist Special


This is the inaugural year of the CWC Grand Master Award, intended to recognize Canadian crime writers who have a substantial body of work that has garnered national and international recognition.

This year’s winner of the CWC Grand Master Award is Howard Engel, the author of the award winning Benny Cooperman detective series. A mainstay of the Canadian crime writing scene for many years, Mr. Engel helped put Canadian crime writing on the map at a time when few mysteries were set in this country.


[Note: As the Nonfiction category did not receive the minimum number of entries, books submitted this year will be considered for the 2015 award.] 



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