Zendrowski ShakeofftheGhosts

Jay Zendrowski, Shake Off The Ghosts, Createspace

Detectives Tee Pepper and Rupert Wallace have a case full of prime suspects. They use their wits to find the guilty party.

Wiken MarinatinginMurder

Linda Wiken, Marinating in Murder, Berkley Prime Crime

There's one thing J.J. Tanner and the Culinary Capers Dinner Club didn't have on the menu -- the dead body in the trunk!

Sheluk HoleinOne

Judy Penz Sheluk, A Hole in One: A Glass Dolphin Mystery (#2), Barking Rain Press

Murder, mystery, and mayhem—small-town secrets have never been bigger…

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.

Campbell B Team

Melodie Campbell, The B-Team, Orca Books

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

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.

Moss LindstromAlone

John Moss, Lindstrom Alone, Iguana Books: A Stonewood Imprint

Drawn into the saga of a family bent on self-destruction, a Toronto P.I. travels to Sweden and a showdown with a killer on the windswept island of  Fårö.

2017 Winners

Crime Writers of Canada presents the

2017 Arthur Ellis Awards for

Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing



Best Novel

Donna Morrissey, The Fortunate Brother, Viking Canada

 Best First Novel sponsored by Rakuten Kobo

Elle Wild, Strange Things Done, Dundurn Press

 Best Novella The Lou Allin Memorial Award

Rick Blechta, Rundown, Orca Book Publishers

 Best Short Story

Susan Daly, A Death at the ParsonageThe Whole She-Bang 3, Toronto Sisters in Crime

 Best Book in French

Marie-Ève Bourassa, Red Light: Adieu, Mignonne, Groupe Ville-Marie Littérature, vlb éditions

 Best Juvenile/YA Book

Gordon Korman, Masterminds: Criminal Destiny, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.

 Best Nonfiction Book

Jeremy Grimaldi, A Daughter's Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story, Dundurn Press


Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel sponsored by Dundurn Press

S.J. Jennings, The Golkonda Project


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The winners of the 2017 Arthur Ellis Awards were announced at the Arthur Ellis Awards Gala at the Arts & Letters Club, Toronto on May 25th 2017.

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