Kellough BathwaterConspiracy

Janet Kellough, The Bathwater Conspiracy, EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy

A nasty woman's answer to The Handmaid's Tale.

Bolton Fritters

Ginger Bolton, Survival of the Fritters, Kensington Publishing

Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut.

Campbell B Team

Melodie Campbell, The B-Team, Orca Books

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

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.

Ace UnsuitableSuitor

Cathy Ace, The Case of the Unsuitable Suitor, Severn House Publishers

When the Welsh village of Anwen's prodigal son, Huw Hughes, returns and sets his cap at Annie Parker, village publican Tudor begs Annie's colleagues at the WISE Enquiries Agency to unearth the truth behind Huw having been widowed three times.

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.

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

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An eighth category, The Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished Manuscript, is open to writers who are not published novelists.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




Books by Members