Bolton Fritters

Ginger Bolton, Survival of the Fritters, Kensington Publishing

Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut.

Campbell B Team

Melodie Campbell, The B-Team, Orca Books

They do wrong for all the right reasons. And sometimes it even works...

Ace UnsuitableSuitor

Cathy Ace, The Case of the Unsuitable Suitor, Severn House Publishers

When the Welsh village of Anwen's prodigal son, Huw Hughes, returns and sets his cap at Annie Parker, village publican Tudor begs Annie's colleagues at the WISE Enquiries Agency to unearth the truth behind Huw having been widowed three times.

Kellough BathwaterConspiracy

Janet Kellough, The Bathwater Conspiracy, EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy

A nasty woman's answer to The Handmaid's Tale.

Delany CatoftheBaskervilles

Vicki Delany, The Cat of the Baskervilles, Crooked Lane Books

The game is once again afoot at the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium

Fritze CrooksHill

Peter Fritze, Crook's Hill, Peter Fritze

Alan Boltby yearns to be more than a workaholic lawyer. Confronted by insider trading, unexplained deaths and blame for a sordid family secret, he turns investigator.

Koetting TripleThreat

Alexis Koetting, Triple Threat, Iguana Books

The second Bella James Mystery, filled with new and familiar characters who will make you laugh, cry, and keep you guessing until the very end.

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2018 Arthur Ellis Awards Submission Rules

Submissions open September 1, 2017


Submission Rules for the Arthur Ellis Awards for works published in 2017

Arthur Ellis Awards entry form- Online Payment (For entering and paying online.)

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