Kong ToxicCraft

Debra Purdy Kong, A Toxic Craft, Imajin Books

Who knew that the elderly knitters at a Christmas craft fair would take their rivalry so far that someone could die?

Bruce GhostWriter

Alison Bruce, Ghost Writer, Imajin Books

Jen has to deal with two kinds of spooks: spies and ghosts. But which one is trying to kill her?

Dube ForsakenMan

Marcelle Dubé, The Forsaken Man, Falcon Ridge Publishing

It’s been a hard winter and Chief of Police Kate Williams longs for a quiet Spring. What does she get instead? The theft of valuable bull semen from the local vet and increasingly dangerous vandalism at a construction site.

White LullabyGirl

Loreth Anne White, The Lullaby Girl, Montlake

Detective Angie Pallorino's past made her a cop. Now her past could kill her. Book 2 in the Angie Pallorino Series, a gritty, northern noir procedural set on Vancouver Island.

Wilkshire Moscow

Nick Wilkshire, The Moscow Code, Dundurn Press

In Moscow, the truth can be a dangerous commodity.

Barclay PartingShot

Linwood Barclay, Parting Shot, Doubleday Canada

From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes a new, standalone blockbuster thriller that spins off from the events of the explosive Promise Falls trilogy.

Duncan MuchAdoAboutMurder

Elizabeth J. Duncan, Much Ado About Murder, Crooked Lane

Costume designer Charlotte Fairfax has another murder on her hands as she prepares for the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company's production of Much Ado About Nothing.

Delany HarktheHerald

Vicki Delany, Hark the Herald Angels Slay, Penguin Random House

Santa’s summer vacation plans turn deadly in this festive mystery from the author of Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen and We Wish You a Murderous Christmas.

Danna Lament

Jen J. Danna, Lament The Common Bones, Jen Danna

Forensic anthropologist Matt Lowell doesn’t go looking for death. But when one of Matt’s students suspects the skeleton hanging in a research lab is actually from a murder victim...

Kent FoldedDreams

Michael Kent, Folded Dreams, Mezzo Publications Inc.

It’s bad publicity for the city when the businesswoman of the year is murdered execution style. Officials want the case solved fast.

Kerr Framed

Wayne Kerr, Framed, Imajin Books

After surviving ten years in prison for a murder she didn't commit, former homicide detective Reggie Swann, wants to return to her old life.

Ace MurderKeepsNoCalendar

Cathy Ace, Murder Keeps No Calendar, Four Tails Publishing Ltd.

Twelve 'killer' tales, each connected with one month of the year. Readers of Ace's two series will finally discover how Cait Morgan met Bud Anderson, and how the women of the WISE Enquiries Agency got together.

Arnold PowerStruggle

Carolyn Arnold, Power Struggle, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.

Detective Madison Knight investigates the murder of the man who killed her grandfather, and she fears the Russian Mafia is behind it.

2010 Entries

2010 Arthur Ellis Book List

Your Reading List

 Entered for Best Crime Novel 

Entered for Best First Novel 

Entered for Best French Language Crime Novel 

Entered for Best Juvenile Crime Novel 

Entered for Best Crime Nonfiction 

Entered for Best Crime Short Story

 

Author

Title

Publisher

 

Entered for Best Crime Novel 

 

Alguire, Judith

Pleasantly Dead

Signature Editions

 

Allin,Lou

Man Corn Murders

Gale Cenage Learning

 

Barclay, Linwood

 

Fear the Worst

Doubleday Canada

 

Bidulka, Anthony

 

Aloha, Candy Hearts

Insomniac Press

 

Blair, Michael

 

Depth of Field

Dundurn

 

Bolen, Dennis E.

 

Kaspoit

Anvil Press

 

Boswell, Joan

 

Cut to the Chase

Napoleon & Company

 

Brown, P.A.

L.A. Boneyard

MRL Press

 

Carrick, Donna

 

The First Excellence

Booksurge (self-published)

 

Chudley, Ron

 

Scammed

Touchwood Editions

 

Craig, Daniel Edward

Murder at Graverly Manor

Midnight Ink

 

 Crewe, Lesley

 

Hit & Mrs.

Nimbus

 

Dawson, David Laing

 

Don’t Look Down

Bridgeross Communications

 

Delany, Vicki

Gold Digger

Napoleon & Company

 

Delany, Vicki

Valley of the Lost

Poisoned Pen Press

 

Delany, Vicki

Winter of Secrets

Poisoned Pen Press

 

Deverell, William

Snow Job

McClelland

 

Duncan, Sandy Frances and

Szanto, George

 

Never sleep with a Suspect on Gabriola Island

Touchwood Editions

 

 

Emery, Ann

 

Cecilan Vespers

ECW Press

 

Evans, Stanley

Seaweed in the Soup

Touchwood Editions

 

Fradkin, Barbara

 

This Thing of Darkness

Napoleon & Company

 

Griggs, Terry

(Art by Nick Craine)

Thought You Were Dead

Biblioasis

 

Harlick, R.J.

 

Arctic Blue Death

Napoleon & Company

 

Hugelschaffer, Dave

 

One Careless Moment

Cormorant Books

 

Kellough, Janet

 

On the head of a Pin

Dundurn

 

Knowles, Mike

 

Grinder

ECW Press

 

Lamothe, Lee

 

Finger’s Twist

Turnstone Press

 

Latour, José

Crime of Fashion

McClelland

 

Maffini, Mary Jane

 

Law and Disorder

Napoleon & Company

 

Markman, Alex

Payback for Revenge

Asteroid Publishing Inc

 

McCrea, Grant

Drawing Dead

Random House of Canada

 

McFetridge, John

 

Swap

ECW Press

 

Meyer, Vivian

Ragged Chain

Sumach Press, CSPI

 

Mofina, Rick

 

Six Seconds

Mira Books

 

Mofina, Rick

 

Vengeance Road

Mira Books

 

Morrell, David

 

The Shimmer

Vanguard Press, Perseus Books Group

 

Moss, John

 

Grave Doubts

Dundurn

 

Nichol, James W

 

Death Spiral

McArthur

 

Pennie, Ross

 

Tainted

ECW Press

 

Penny, Louise

 

The Brutal Telling

McArthur

 

Qureshi, Mabashar

The October Five

Mercury Press

 

Richards, Linda L.

 

Death was in the Picture

Minotaur Books, HB Fenn

 

Round, Jeffrey

 

Death in Key West

Cormorant Books

 

Shrier, Howard

High Chicago

Random House of Canada

 

Smallman, Phyllis

 

Sex in a Sidecar

McArthur

 

Strange, Marc

Body Blows

Dundurn

 

Wildwind, Sharon

 

Missing, Presumed Wed

Five Star, Gale Cenage Learning

 

           

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Entered for Best First Novel

Bradley, Alan

 

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Doubleday Canada

 

Chard, Rosie

 

Seal Intestine Raincoat

NeWest Press

 

Duncan, Elizabeth

 

The Cold Light of Mourning

Minotaur Books, St Martin’s Press

 

Edmondson, Jill

 

Blood and Groom

Dundurn

 

Forrest, C.B

 

Weight of Stones

Napoleon & Company

 

Haughland, Bill

Mobile 9

Véhicule Press

 

Jay, Mary

 

Accidentally Dead

Raider Publishing International

 

Leveille, Kathy-Diane

 

Let the Shadows Fall Behind You

Kunati

 

 

McKenzie, Grant

 

Switch

Transworld Pub

 

Meese, Eugene

 

A Magpie’s Smile

NeWest Press

 

Murphy, Dennis Richard

Darkness at the Break of Noon

HarperCollins

 

 

Petersen, Christian

Outside the Line

Dundurn

 

Simon, Jessica

 

From Ice to Ashes

NeWest Press

 

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Entered for Best French Language Crime Novel

Brouillet, Chrystine

 

Promesses d’éterinté

la courte échelle

 

de Ropraz, Gai

 

La Mémoire des vagues

Les Editions JCL

 

Lefebvre, Genevieve

 

Je compte les mort

Les Éditions Libre Expression

 

Lemieux, Jean

 

Le mort du chemin des Arsène

la courte échelle

 

Lévesque, François

 

Un automne écarlate

Éditions Alire Inc.

 

Pelletier, Jean-Jacques

 

La Faim de la Terre, volumes 1 & 2

Éditions Alire Inc.

 

Senécal, Patrick

Hell.com

Éditions Alire Inc.

 

Vincent, Diane

 

Peaux de chagrins

Les Editions Triptyques

 

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Entered for Best Juvenile Crime Novel

 

Brouwer, Sigmund

Absolute Pressure

Orca Books

 

Butcher, Kristen

Return to Bone Tree Hill

Thistledown Press

 

Chapman, Brenda

 

Trail of Secrets

Napoleon & Company

 

Cohen, Marina

Ghost Ride

Dundurn

 

Etienne, Doris

Jewels of Sofia Tate

Dundurn

 

Ghent, Natale

The Odds Get Even

HarperCollins

 

Glaze, David

Danger in Deadman’s Mine

Couteau Books

 

Grant, Vicki

Not suitable for Family Viewing

HarperCollins

 

Haworth-Attard, Barbara

Haunted

HarperCollins

 

Heneghan, James

Charles, Norma

Bank Job

Orca Books

 

 

Jackson, Melanie

Big Dip

Orca Books

 

Jackson, Melanie

Midnight Blue Marble

Gumboot Books

 

Jackson, Melanie

Queen of Disguises

Orca Books

 

Markley, Jan

 

Dead Frog on the Porch

Gumboot Books

 

McClintock, Nora

Back

Orca Books

 

McClintock, Norah

Change of Heart

(A Robyn Hunter Mystery)

Scholastic Canada

 

McClintock, Norah

Homicide Related: A Ryan Dooley Mystery

 Red Deer Press

 

 

McClintock, Norah

Nowhere to Turn

(A Robyn Hunter Mystery)

Scholastic Canada

 

 

McClintock, Nora

Picture This

Orca Books

 

McClintock, Nora

Taken

Orca Books

 

McGill, Nichole

 

Girl #3

Key Porter Books

 

Molnar, Gwen

Hate Cell

Dundurn

 

Parkinson, Curtis

 

The Castle on Deadman’s Island

Tundra Books

 

Peacock, Shane

 

Vanishing Girl

Tundra Books

 

Sherrard, Valerie

Watcher

Dundurn

Juvenile

Slade, Arthur

 

The Hunchback Assignments

HarperCollins

 

Spence, Craig

 

Einstein Dog

Thistledown Press

 

Summy, Barrie

 

I So Don’t Do Spooky

Delacarte Press (RHC)

 

Tate, Nikki

Razor’s Edge

Orca Books

 

Taylor, Cora

 

Chaos in China

Couteau Books

 

Wiseman, Eva

 

Puppet

Tundra Books

 

Wynne-Jones, Tim

 

The Uninvited

Candlewick (RHC)

 

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Entered for Best Crime Nonfiction

 

Brode, Patrick

 

The Slasher Killings

Painted Turtle Press

 

Butts, Ed

Line of Fire

Dundurn

 

Caine, Alex

The Fat Mexican

Random House of Canada

 

Gould, Terry

 

Murder Without Borders

Random House of Canada

 

Langton, Jerry

Biker

John Wiley & Sons

 

Malarek, Victor

 

The Johns

Key Porter Books

 

Remington, Robert

Zickefoose, Sherri

Runaway Devil

McClelland

 

Schneider, Stephen

Iced

John Wiley & Sons

 

Smith, Trisha

Holiday in Hell

Asteroid Publishing Inc

 

Smith, John

The Wolf and the Sheepdog

 

Author House

 

 

Wells, Jon

 

 Post-Mortem

John Wiley & Sons

 

Wells, Jon

Vanished

John Wiley & Sons

 

           

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Entered for Best Crime Short Story

 

Bankier, William

 

The Tumbril

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

 

Baxter, Jean Rae

 

An Afternoon at the Cottage

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

 

Campbell, Melodie

 

Santa Baby

AHMM

 

Culpepper, Mike

 

 

How Aunt Pud, Aunt Margaret and the Family Retainers kept Me from Hanging

Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

 

Elwood, Elizabeth

 

Who Killed Lucia

 

iUniverse

(The Beacon and Other Mystery Stories)

 

Fradkin, Barbara

 

The Cauldron

Ottawa Magazine

 

Maffini, Mary Jane

 

Afternoon at the Cemetery

Ottawa Magazine

 

Mofina, Rick

 

Backup

Ottawa Magazine

 

Murphy, Dennis Richard

Prisoner in Paradise

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

 

Petrin, James

 

Nothing is Easy

Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

 

Phelan, Twist

 

Stab the Heart

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

 

Phelan, Twist

 

Time Will Tell

MWA Presents the Prosecution Rests

(Little Brown)

 

Pi, Tony

 

Sphinx

 

DAW

(Ages of Wonder)

 

Powell, James

Clowntown Pajamas

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

 

Shrott, Steve

 

One Good Turn,

The Gift of Murder Anthology

Wolfmont Press

 

Shrott, Steve

 

Undying Love

Mysterical-E

 

Singh, Jagdish

 

 Leaders and Followers, Strange Misfortunes

Llumina Press

 

Singh, Jagdish

 

Strange Misfortunes,

Strange Misfortunes

Llumina Press

 

Singh, Jagdish

 

Wolves in Priestly Clothing, Strange Misfortunes

Llumina Press

 

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everyone in the Canadian publishing community

for making the Arthur Ellis Awards such a success through the years.

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