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?

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.

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.

Wilkshire Moscow

Nick Wilkshire, The Moscow Code, Dundurn Press

In Moscow, the truth can be a dangerous commodity.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

2011 Entries

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2011 Arthur Ellis Book List

 

 Entered for Best Crime Novel 

Entered for Best First Novel 

Entered for Best French Language Crime Book

Entered for Best Juvenile Crime Book

Entered for Best Crime Nonfiction 

Entered for Best Crime Short Story


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Entered for Best
Crime Novel

Lou Allin, She Felt No Pain,
RendezVous Crime

David Annandale, The Valedictorians,
Turnstone Press

Linwood Barclay, Never Look Away,
Doubleday Canada

Anthony Bidulka, Date with a Sheesha,
Insomniac Press

Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, Ghosted,
Random House

Giles Blunt, Crime Machine,
Random House

Gail Bowen, Nesting Dolls,
McClelland & Stewart

Alan Bradley, The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag,
Doubleday Canada

John Brady, The Coast Road,
McArthur & Company

Brenda Chapman, In Winter’s Grip,
RendezVous Crime

Ron Chudley, Act of Evil,
TouchWood Editions

Peter Clement, The Darkness Drops,
Belgrave House

Trevor Cole, Practical Jean,
McClelland & Stewart

Tom Crothers, Sandfires,
DreamCatcher Publishing

Peter Darbyshire, The Warhol Gang,
HarperCollins Publishers

Vicki Delany, Negative Image,
Poisoned Pen Press

Vicki Delany, Gold Fever: A Klondike Mystery,
RendezVous Crime

Randall Denley, One Dead Sister,
General Store Publishing House

Alan Donaldson, The Case Against Owen Williams,
Vagrant Press

Joan Donaldson-Yarmey, The Only Shadow in the House,
Three O’Clock Press

Elizabeth Duncan, A Brush With Death,
St Martin’s Press

Anne Emery, Children in the Morning,
ECW Press

Joy Fielding, The Wild Zone,
Doubleday Canada

C.B. Forrest, Slow Recoil,
RendezVous Crime

Barbara Fradkin, Beautiful Lie the Dead,
RendezVous Crime

Roy French, Raven’s Shadow,
Tafford Publishing

Donald J Hauka, She Demons,
Dundurn

Michael Helm, Cities of Refuge,
McClelland & Stewart

Tom Henighan, Nightshade,
Dundurn

Matthew Hooton, Deloume Road,
Alfred A. Knopf Canada

Betty Keller, A Thoroughly Wicked Woman,
Caitlin Press Inc.

Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan, The Dead Ringer,
Price-Patterson

Mike Knowles, In Plain Sight,
ECW Press

Linda Kupecek, Deadly Dues,
TouchWood Editions

Lee Lamothe, Free Form Jazz,
Dundurn

Robert Landori, Havana Harvest,
Emerald Book Publishing

Stephen Legault, The Darkening Archipelago,
NeWest

MaryJane Maffini, Closet Confidential,
Penguin Group

Alex Markman, Messenger of Death,
Asteroid Publishing

Grant McKenzie, No Cry for Help,
Transworld Publishers

Rick Mofina, Panic Zone,
MIRA Books

Jeffrey Moore, The Extinction Club,
Penguin Group

Rene Natan, The Black Pox Threat,
Old Line Publishing

Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead,
Little Brown UK

Peter Robinson, Bad Boy,
McClelland & Stewart

Garry Ryan, Smoked,
NeWest

Phyllis Smallman, Brewski for the Old Man,
McArthur & Company

Gwendolyn Southin, Death as a Last Resort,
TouchWood Editions

Don Sawyer, Saving Farley’s Bog,
Highgate Press Playfort Publishing

Don Sawyer, Hurricane on Grimm’s Island,
Highgate Press Playfort Publishing

Marc Strange, Follow Me Down, ECW Press

George Szantos and Sandy Frances Duncan,
Always Kiss the Corpse on Whidbey Island,
TouchWood Editions

Kate Taylor, A Man in Uniform,
Doubleday Canada

Michael Van Rooy, A Criminal to Remember,
Turnstone Press

Michelle Wan, Kill for An Orchid,
Doubleday Canada

Eric Wright, A Likely Story,
Cormorant Books

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Entered for Best
First Crime Novel

VT Bassett, Capital Gains,
Living Green

Leslie Bendaly, Deadly Mementos,
iuniverse

Liz Bugg, Red Rover,
Insomniac Press

Pamela Callow, Damaged,
MIRA Books

Hilary Davidson, The Damage Done,
Tom Doherty and Assoc.

Ken Finkleman, Noah’s Turn,
HarperCollins Publishers

Hilary Macleod, The Revenge of the Lobster Lover,
Acorn Press

Avner Mandelman, The Debba,
Random House of Canada

Madelle Morgan, Diamond Lust,
Ellora’s Cave

Michael McKinley, The Penalty Killing,
McClelland & Stewart

K D Miller, Brown Dwarf,
Biblioasis

Brent Pilkey, Lethal Rage,
ECW Press

Nicholas Ruddock, The Parabolist,
Doubleday Canada

Robin Spano, Dead Politicians Society,
ECW Press

Chevy Stevens, Still Missing,
St Martin’s Press

David Weedmark, The Tanglewood Murders,
RendezVous Crime

Top

Entered for Best
French Crime Book

André Baby, La Danse des Évêques,
La nouvelle édition

Natasha Beaulieu, Le Deuxiéme Gant,
Éditions Alire

Pierre Béland, Là où las nuit tombe,
Les Éditions Libre Expression

Chrystine Brouillet, Sous surveillance,
La courte échelle

Michel Châteauneuf, La Société des péres meurtriers,
Vent d’Ouest

Jacques Côtés, Dans le quartier des agités,
Éditions Alire

Jean-Louis Fleury, Les marionnettistes, tome 1: Bois de justice,
Guy Saint-Jean Éditeur

Bernard Gilbert, Quand la mort s’invite à la première,
Québec Amerique

Henri Laban, La caravane des pantins,
Édition JCL

François Lévesques, La visage de la vengence,
Éditions Alire

André Marois, Sa propre mort,
La courte échelle

André Marois, 9 ans pas peur,
La courte échelle

Patrice Robitaille, L’Homme qui mangeait des livre,
Les Édition L’Interligne

Jacques Savoie, Cinq secondes,
Les Éditions Libre Expression

Johanne Seymour, Vanités,
Les Éditions Libre Expression

Isabel Vaillancourt, Dans les pas de Cain,
Vent d’Ouest
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Entered for Best
Juvenile Crime Book

Kelley Armstrong, The Reckoning,
Doubleday Canada

Marty Chan, Mystery of the Cyber Bully,
Thistledown Press

Sheree Fitch, Pluto’s Ghost,
Doubleday Canada

Lisa Harrington, Rattled,
Nimbus Publishing

Melanie Jackson, Fast Slide,
Orca Book Publishers

Melanie Jackson, No Way Out,
Midway Press, Playfort Publishing

Alice Kuipers, The Worst Thing She Ever Did,
HarperCollins Publishers

James Leck, The Adventure of Jack Lime,
Kids Can Press

Y.S. Lee, The Agency: A Spy in the House,
Candlewick Press, Random House of Canada

Y.S. Lee, The Agency: The Body in the Tower,
Candlewick Press, Random House of Canada

Paul Marlowe, Knights of the Sea,
Sybertooth Inc

Norah McClintock, In Too Deep (A Robyn Hunter Mystery),
Scholastic

Norah McClintock, Something to Prove  (A Robyn Hunter Mystery),
Scholastic

Norah McClintock, Masked,
Orca Book Publishers

Norah McClintock, Victim Rights,
Red Deer Press

Shane Peacock, The Secret Fiend,
Tundra Books

Yvonne Prinz, The Vinyl Princess,
HarperCollins Publishers

Nora Rock, Fly Away,
Orca Book Publishers

Arthur Slade, The Dark Deeps: The Hunchback Assignments II,
HarperCollins Publishers

Shirlee Smith Matheson, Jailbird Kid,
Dundurn

Allan Stratton, Borderline,
HarperCollins Publishers

Barrie Summy, I So Don’t Do Makeup,
Delacorte Press Random House of Canada

Erin Thomas, Boarder Patrol,
Orca Book Publishers

Alex Van Tol, Knifepoint,
Orca Book Publishers

JoAnn Yhard, The Fossil Hunters of Sydney Mines,
Nimbus Publishing

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Entered for Best
Crime Nonfiction

Stevie Cameron, On the Farm,
Alfred A. Knopf Canada

Ron Chepesiuk, Sergeant Smack,
Strategic Media Group

Peter Edwards, The Bandido Massacre,
HarperCollins Publishers

Robert J Hoshowsky, Unsolved,
Dundurn

Jerry Langton, Showdown,
John Wiley & Son

Roy MacGregor, Northern Light,
Random House

Betsy Powell, Bad Seeds,
John Wiley & Son

Robert Wright, Our Man in Tehran,
HarperCollins Publishers


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Entered for Best
Crime Short Story

William Bankier, Seven Miles from Santa Barbara,
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

 Jean Rae Baxter, Osprey Lake,
Indian Country Noir, Akashic Books

Melodie Campbell, E-Galaxy,
New Mystery Reader

William Deverell, The Bust,
Whodunnit: Sun Media’s Canadian Crime Fiction Showcase

Joan Donaldson-Yarmey, A Capital Offense,
Ascent Aspirations Magazine

Maureen Jennings, Last Journey,
Whodunnit: Sun Media’s Canadian Crime Fiction Showcase

Mary Jane Maffini, So Much in Common,
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Grant McKenzie, Underbelly,
First Thrills, Forge

Jordan McPeek, The Big Touch,
Thuglit

Rick Mofina, Day of the Bone Thief,
Whodunnit: Sun Media’s Canadian Crime Fiction Showcase

Rick Mofina, The Last Pursuit,
Original Sins,  CWA Anthology

Valerie Mutton, Things to Do,
Crimespree Magazine

James Petrin, In It Up to My Neck,
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

James Powell, Piper’s Door,
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

James Powell, The Black Whatever,
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Naben Ruthnum, Lesson Plan,
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Phyllis Smallman, Pink,
NorthWord

Kevin Thorton, Sticking Around,
NorthWord

Audrey Webb, Administrative Leave,
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine


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The CWC would like to thank everyone in the Canadian publishing community

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

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Crime Novel

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