Prentice WhyWasRachelMurdered

Bill Prentice, Why was Rachel Murdered?, Echo Road

A mathematician’s murder leads PI Neil Walker into a world of Ponzi schemes, politics and global cybersecurity nightmares.

Pasquella YardDog

A.G. Pasquella, Yard Dog, Dundurn Press

Honourable ex-con Jack Palace struggles to repay an unstable criminal who saved his life.

Fox WineandPunishment

Sarah Fox, Wine and Punishment (A Literary Pub Mystery), Kensington

The owner of a charming literary pub finds her fresh start on the rocks thanks to a case of murder.

DannaDriscoll StormRising

Jen J. Danna (writing as Sara Driscoll), Storm Rising, Kensington Publishing

In the wake of a hurricane, Meg Jennings and Hawk deploy to Virginia, where they get embroiled in a human trafficking ring.

Delany ScandalinScarlet

Vicki Delany, A Scandal in Scarlet, Crooked Lane Books

Sherlockians will delight at the latest charming installment of national bestselling authors Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series

Ace MurderKnowsNoSeason

Cathy Ace, Murder Knows No Season, Four Tails Publishing Ltd

4 novellas: new tales featuring Cait Morgan, the WISE Enquiries Agency and DI Evan Glover, joined by a standalone thriller.

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arthur-200The Arthur Ellis Awards

for Excellence in

Canadian Crime Writing


The Arthur Ellis Awards are open to permanent residents of Canada, or by Canadian citizens living abroad.

The Arthurs are presented in seven categories for books and stories, published in the previous year, in the following categories:

  • Best Crime Novel
  • Best Crime First Novel
  • Best Crime Novella
  • Best Crime Short Story
  • Best French Crime Book (Fiction and Nonfiction)
  • Best Juvenile or YA Crime Book (Fiction and Nonfiction)
  • Best Nonfiction Crime Book

An eighth category, The Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished Manuscript, is open to writers who are not published novelists.


The Arthur Ellis Awards Submission Rules for the current year are posted on September 1.

Unhanged submissions must be postmarked or courier dated by October 15.

Published submissions must be postmarked or courier dated by December 15.

Shortlist Events

Arthur Ellis Short List Events take place mid-April in cities across Canada: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Ottawa.

Current details will be posted and updated on the Home Page.

Award Banquet

The Arthur Ellis Awards Banquet takes place in Toronto, usually the last Thursday in May.

Current ticket information and event details will be posted and updated on the Home Page.




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