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 Martin CWC Chair

Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) is pleased to announce that Ottawa mystery writer Mike Martin has been elected as the new Chair of the organization by the CWC Board of Directors.

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Crime Writers of Canada presents the

2018 Arthur Ellis Awards for

Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing

WINNERS

 

BEST CRIME NOVEL

Sleeping in the Ground, Peter Robinson, McClelland & Stewart

BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL sponsored Rakuten Kobo

Full Curl, Dave Butler, Dundurn Press

 BEST CRIME NOVELLA – The Lou Allin Memorial Award

How Lon Pruitt Was Found Murdered in an Open Field with No Footprints Around
Mike Culpepper, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

BEST CRIME SHORT STORY

The Outlier, Catherine Astolfo, 13 Claws, Carrick Publishing

BEST NONFICTION CRIME BOOK

The Whisky King, Trevor Cole, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

BEST JUVENILE/YOUNG ADULT CRIME BOOK

Chase - Get Ready to Run, Linwood Barclay, Penguin Random House
Puffin Canada

BEST CRIME BOOK IN FRENCH

Les tricoteuses, Marie Saur, Héliotrope Noir

BEST UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT sponsored Dundurn Press

Destruction in Paradise Dianne Scott

 

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Crime Writers of Canada offers sincere thanks to our sponsors...

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Guidelines are available in the AWARDS section of this website.
 
 
 

 


 

Rakuten Kobo Features Arthur Ellis Awards Finalists

Rakuten Kobo, sponsor of the Arthur Ellis Awards Best First Novel, is featuring the shortlisted books at:
www.kobo.com/ca/en/p/arthurellis18 

 


 
Crime Writers of Canada is pleased to announce the
2018 Grand Master Gail Bowen
 
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Gail Bowen is being recognized by Crime Writers of Canada for her long and illustrious career as a crime fiction author. She has almost 20 books in her long running Joanne Kilbourn series, several of which were either nominated for or received awards, including the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel in 1994, for A Colder Kind of Death. She has also written four Rapid Reads novellas and several plays. She is well established in Canada, highly respected in the writing community and much sought after by readers. She is frequently a guest at literary events. Several of her Joanne Kilbourn books were turned into a TV series.

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CWC Authors & the Bony Blithe Award

Four of the five shortlisted works for the Bony Blithe Award 2018 for Best Canadian Light Mystery are by CWC members.

Congratulations to all the finalists. More info here: http://bonyblithe.com/

  • Cathy Ace: The Case of the Unsuitable Suitor
  • E.C. Bell: Dying on Second
  • Rickie Blair: Digging Up Trouble
  • Vicki Delany: Hark The Herald Angels Slay
  • Elizabeth J. Duncan: Much Ado About Murder
 
 

 
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