Penny GlassHouses

 Louise Penny, Glass Houses, Minotaur Books, St. Martin’s Publishing Group

Number-one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience.

Orchard OverMayaDeadBody

 Sandra Orchard, Over Maya Dead Body, Revell Publishing

FBI agent Serena Jones must unearth the ringleader of an antiquities smuggling ring on Martha's Vineyard before another dead body turns up.

Barclay Chase

 Linwood Barclay, Chase, Puffin Canada

The Incredible Journey meets Gordon Korman's On the Run in this exciting middle-grade thriller.

Dowdall AftertheWinter

Anna Dowdall, After the Winter, The Wild Rose Press

It's classic romantic suspense, with a spiked ending. But the wintry landscape, the secrets, the Gothic house on a hill, they're all there. Plus a curious Canadian heroine.

Sullivan Yolk

 Colleen Baxter Sullivan, Yolk, Waldorf Publishing

Yolk is a fun, fast-paced, but ultimately suspense-filled novel filled with complex characters and a mystery that unfolds in an exciting way.

Kellough HeartBalmTort

 Janet Kellough, The Heart Balm Tort, Janet Kellough

Preacher Thaddeus Lewis investigates seduction, arson and murder in London, Canada West. When his granddaughter Martha is threatened by the killer, Thaddeus gets some unexpected help...

Cameron ReadingtheDead2

J.B. Cameron, Reading The Dead: Fidelis In Aeternum

A copycat killer is on the loose, emulating the murders of Detective Sarah Milton's most dangerous foe. Aided by her ghostly sidekick, the pair must battle a supernatural threat unlike anything they've experienced...

Coffey Beachbound

Junie Coffey, Beachbound. Lake Union Publishing

Living well is the best revenge...but not the only one.

Zendrowski EveryBreath

Jay Zendrowski, Every Breath You Take

Police Detective Tee Pepper and his partner, Rupert Wallace, use all their ingenuity as they probe deeper into the sick mind of a serial killer intent on testing them.

Bronken BloodyBusinessofLuck

 Trine Bronken, The Bloody Business of Luck, Trine Bronken

Communications manager Kate Logan and investigative reporter Rhys Wilson, butt heads and dodge bodies to avoid being the next victims of the Provincial Lottery Corporation.

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2017 Derrick Murdoch Christina Jennings

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DERRICK MURDOCH AWARD 2017

 

The Derrick Murdoch Award is a special achievement award for contributions to the crime genre. It is awarded at the discretion of the Board Chair of Crime Writers of Canada. Known as the Chairman’s Award when first presented in 1984, it was later renamed in honour of its first recipient, Derrick Murdoch.

Christina Jennings resizeThis year’s recipient is Christina Jennings, founder, Chairman and CEO of Shaftesbury Films. She has won a number of awards, including Genies, Geminis and Canadian Screen Awards, among several other nominations and accolades throughout her career.

Christina founded Shaftesbury Films in 1987 as a feature film company. She has produced movies and television series based upon the work of several Canadian crime writers including the late novelist and playwright Timothy Findlay (External Affairs), novelists Gail Bowen (The Joanna Kilbourn TV movies) and Maureen Jennings (The Murdoch Mysteries), as well as historian Marjorie Freeman Campbell (Torso). She has also overseen the production of many other crime-themed works, created specifically for the screen and written by Canadians, including The Listener, Houdini and Doyle and The Summit.

2015 Derrick Murdoch Sylvia McConnell

 

DERRICK MURDOCH AWARD 2015

 

DerrickMurdoch 400In 1998, Sylvia McConnell began RendezVous Crime, a publishing house with the mandate to publish crime novels written by Canadians set in Canada. Over the next thirteen years she published 80 works of crime fiction, many of which were nominated for or won prestigious awards.
For her belief in the value of Canadians telling Canadian stories, for her encouragement of new Canadian authors, and for her recognition of talent with staying power, we are proud to present Sylvia McConnell with the Derrick Murdoch award for 2015.

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Sylvia McConnell is the former owner and publisher of Napoleon & Company, a Canadian trade publishing house in Toronto, Canada. In 2011, after twenty-two years of producing great Canadian fiction, Napoleon and Company, which included the imprint Rendezvous Crime, was sold to Dundurn Press. Since selling her company, Sylvia McConnell has been working as a freelance book editor, as well as an acquisitions editor.

2013 Derrick Murdoch Lyn Hamilton

 

 

DERRICK MURDOCH AWARD 2013

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Lyn Hamilton was the author of a successful series of archaeological mysteries featuring the peripatetic sleuth, antiques dealer Lara McClintoch. Each of the novels is set in a different and exotic location and draws on the ancient past in a unique way. A long time student of archaeology and mythology, Lyn brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the series. As former director of the Cultural Programs Branch of the Ontario government, she was responsible for the licensing of all archaeology in the province as well as for museum programs.

 

 

 

 

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Lyn visited the exotic sites she wrote about, and in 1999 led The Maltese Goddess mystery and archaeology tour to Malta to visit the scene of the crime. Her books have been translated into several languages, and the fourth in the series, The Celtic Riddle, formed the basis for Angela Lansbury’s 2003 Murder She Wrote TV movie. Lyn, like Lara, was something of an antiques addict.

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