2017 Entries

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2017 Entries


Entered for Best Crime Novel

Entered for Best Crime First Novel

Entered for Best Novella

Entered for Best Crime Short Story

Entered for Best French Crime Book

Entered for Best Juvenile Crime Book

Entered for Best Nonfiction Crime Book

  

Entered for Best Crime Novel
 
Victoria Abbott, The Hammett Hex, Berkely/ Penguin Random House Canada
 
Cathy Ace, The Corpse with the Ruby Lips, TouchWood Editions
 
Judith Alguire, A Most Unpleasant Picture, Signature Editions
 
Kelley Armstrong, City of the Lost, Penguin Random House Canada
 
Carolyn Arnold, In the Line of Duty, Hibbert and Stiles Publishing Inc.
 
Carolyn Arnold, Violated, Hibbert and Stiles Publishing Inc.
 
Wayne Arthurson, Blood Red Summer, Eschia Books
 
Wayne Arthurson, The Traitors of Camp 133, Ravenstone
 
Todd Babiak, Son of France, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.
 
Linwood Barclay, Far From True, Doubleday Canada
 
Linwood Barclay, The Twenty-Three, Doubleday Canada
 
Mike Barnes, The Adjustment League, Biblioasis
 
Jack Batten, Keeper of the Flame, Dundurn
 
E.C. Bell, Stalking the Dead, Tyche Books
 
Anthony Bidulka, Set Free, Bon Vivant Books
 
Peggy Blair, Umbrella Man, Simon & Schuster Canada
 
JT Blundell, Fool Whiskey Hero, New Pulp Press
 
Mario Bolduc and Nigel Spencer, The Kashmir Trap, Dundurn
 
Gail Bowen, What’s Left Behind, McCelland & Stewart
 
Alan Bradley, Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d, Doubleday Canada
 
Sigmund Brouwer, Saffire, Waterbrook/Penguin Random House Canada
 
Steve Burrows, A Cast of Falcons, Dundurn
 
Bernadette Calonego, Stormy Cove, Amazon Crossing
 
Brenda Chapman, Tumbled Graves, Dundurn
 
Amanda Cooper, The Grim Steeper, Berkely/ Penguin Random House Canada
 
Carolyn Dale, Cui Bono?, Books We Love
 
Vicki Delany, Unreasonable Doubt, Poisoned Pen Press
 
Vicki Delany, We Wish You a Murderous Christmas, Berkely/ Penguin Random House Canada
 
Sara Driscoll, Lone Wolf, Kensington Books
 
Marcelle Dubé, Shelter, Falcon Ridge Publishing
 
Elizabeth J. Duncan, Ill Met by Murder, Crooked Lane Books
 
Don Easton, A Delicate Matter, Dundurn
 
Anne Emery, Lament for Bonnie, ECW Press
 
John Farrow, Seven Days Dead, Minotaur
 
Joy Fielding, She’s Not There, Doubleday Canada
 
Barry Finlay, A Perilous Question, Keep on Climbing
 
Barbara Fradkin, Fire in the Stars, Dundurn
 
Eva Gates, Reading Up a Storm, Berkely/ Penguin Random House Canada
 
Ed Greenwood, Death Masks, Wizards of the Coast/ Penguin Random House Canada
 
Victoria Hamilton, Much Ado About Muffin, Berkely/ Penguin Random House Canada
 
Michael Helm, After James, McCelland & Stewart
 
Michael Hiebert, Sticks and Stones, Kensington/Penguin Random House Canada
 
Axel Howerton, Furr, Tyche Books
 
C.C. Humphreys, Fire, Doubleday Canada
 
Andrew Hunt, Desolation Flats, Minotaur
 
Roy Innes, The Extra Cadaver Murder, NeWest Press
 
Maureen Jennings, Dead Ground in Between, McCelland & Stewart
 
Phonse Jessome, Disposable Souls, Nimbus Publishings/ Vagrant Press
 
Dietrich Kalteis, House of Blazes, ECW Press
 
Dietrich Kalteis, Triggerfish, ECW Press
 
Janet Kellough, Wishful Seeing, Dundurn
 
Suzanne F. Kingsmill, Crazy Dead, Dundurn
 
Shari Lapena, The Couple Next Door, Doubleday Canada
 
Owen Laukkanen, The Watcher in the Wall, Penguin Random House Canada
 
Susan Lee, The Malice Effect, Self-Published
 
Barbara Leslie, Rehab Run, Titan/ Penguin Random House Canada
 
Allan Levine, The Bootlegger’s Confession, Ravenstone
 
Stephen Maher, Salvage, Dundurn
 
Rosemary McCracken, Raven Lake, Imajin Books
 
John McFetridge, One or the Other, ECW Press
 
RJ McMillen, Green River Falling, TouchWood Editions
 
George Mercer, Wood Buffalo, Self-Published
 
Donna Morrissey, The Fortunate Brother, Viking Canada
 
Fraser Nixon, Straight to the Head, Arsenal Pulp Press
 
Louise Penny, A Great Reckoning, Minotaur
 
Judy Penz Sheluk, Skeletons in the Attic, Imajin Books
 
Twist Phelan, Doubt, Virage Press,  LLC
 
Twist Phelan, Fake, Virage Press,  LLC
 
Twist Phelan, Splice, Virage Press,  LLC
 
Susan Philpott, Dark Territory, Simon & Schuster Canada
 
Steven Price, By Gaslight, McCelland & Stewart
 
Peter Robinson, When the Music’s Over, McCelland & Stewart
 
Jeffrey Round, Endgame, Dundurn
 
Garry Ryan, Indiana Pulcinella, NeWest Press
 
Sophie Ryan, A Whisker of Trouble, Berkely/ Penguin Random House Canada
 
Robert J. Sawyer, Quantum Night, Viking Canada
 
Douglas Schofield, Storm Rising, Minotaur
 
Eileen Schuh, Operation Maxtracker, Kastle Harbour Publishing
 
Eileen Vera Schuh, Shadow Riders, Kastle Harbour Publishing
 
Phyllis Smallman, Beach Kill, Self-Published
 
Kay Stewart and Chris Bullock, Tour de Mort, Frissen Press
 
D.K. Stone, Edge of Wild, Stonehouse Publishing
 
Yasuko Thanh, Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains, Hamish Hamilton Canada
 
Ian Truman, Grand Trunk and Shearer, Down and Out Books
 
K.A. Tucker, He Will be My Ruin, Pocket
 
Iona Whishaw, A Killer in King’s Cove, TouchWood Editions
 
Loreth Anne White, In the Barren Ground, Montlake/ Amazon Publishing
 
Sam Wiebe, Invisible Dead, Penguin Random House Canada
 
Linda Wiken, Toasting Up Trouble, Berkely/ Penguin Random House Canada
 
Nick Wilkshire, Escape to Havana, Dundurn
 
S.G Wong, Devil Take the Hindmost, Self-Published
 
Ausma Zehanat Khan, A Language of Secrets, Minotaur Books
 

 

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Entered for Best First Crime Novel
sponsored by Rakuten Kobo with a $1000 prize
 
Ryan Alred, Rum Luck, Five Star
 
Trine Bronken, The Bloody Business of Luck, Trine Bronken
 
Shelby Cain, Mountain Girl, Oolichan Books
 
F. Colin Duerden, Bloodwater, Moonshine Cove Publishing
 
Patricia Filteau, Vantage Point,  A Kate Roarty P.I. Novel
 
Andrew Jay Gillespie, Blood,  Wings and Whiskey: On the Trail of a Killer, Tell Well
 
R.M. Greenaway, Cold Girl, Dundurn
 
Jay Hosking, Three Years with the Rat, Hamish Hamilton Canada
 
Mark Lisac, Where the Bodies Lie, NeWest Press
 
Graham MacDermott, Revenge River, Book Baby
 
Peter McPhie, Deadly Conviction, Self-Published
 
Doug Morrison, Course Correction, Stonehouse Publishing
 
Geri Newell Gillen, Quite Perfectly Dead, Deux Voiliers
 
Katherine Prairie, Thirst, Stonedrift Press LTD.
 
C.S. Reardon, The Spanish Boy, Signature Editions
 
Iain Reid, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Simon & Schuster Canada
 
Merrilee Robson, Murder is Uncooperative, North Star Press
 
Amy Stuart, Still Mine, Simon & Schuster Canada
 
Jessica L. Webb, Trigger, Bold Strokes Books
 
Elle Wild, Strange Things Done, Dundurn
 
 

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Entered for The Lou Allin Memorial Novella
with a $250 prize.
 
 Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Race Against Time, Orca Book Publishers
 
Catherine Astolfo, Operation Babylift, Imajin Books
 
Rick Blechta, Rundown, Orca Book Publishers
 
Melodie Campbell, The Goddaughter Caper, Orca Book Publishers
 
Brenda Chapman, No Trace, Grass Roots Press
 
Reed Farrel Coleman, Love and Fear, Orca Book Publishers
 
Gemma Files, What You See (When the Lights Are Out), Laksa Media Groups Inc.
 
Brian Harvey, Tokyo Girl, Orca Book Publishers
 
Michael Paul Michaud, The Introvert, Black Opal Books
 
Jas R. Petrin, The Devil You Know, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine
 
Alex C. Renwick (with Steven Utley), Girlie, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine
 
John Lawrence Reynolds, A Murder for Max, Orca Book Publishers
 
Linda L. Richards, When Blood Lies, Orca Book Publishers
 
Peter Robinson, The Village That Lost It’s Head, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazines
 
Sofie Ryan, No More Pussyfooting Around, Berkley
 
Hayden Trenholm, Marion’s War, Laksa Media Groups Inc.
 
 


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Entered for Best Crime Short Story
 
Cathy Ace, Steve’s Story, The Whole She-Bang 3/Toronto Sisters in Crime
 
Anne Barton, Strike Three, The Whole She-Bang 3/Toronto Sisters in Crime
 
Rob Brunet, Skinny’s Beach, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazines
 
Linda Cahill, Escape From the Beach, Villainous Vacations Anthology/Karen Dryden Publishing
 
Suzanne Church, Dallas’s Booth, Laksa Media Groups Inc.
 
Miriam Clavir, Disaster Planning, The Whole She-Bang 3/Toronto Sisters in Crime
 
Susan Daly, A Death at the Parsonage, The Whole She-Bang 3/Toronto Sisters in Crime
 
Susan Daly, Family Traditions, The Whole She-Bang 3/Toronto Sisters in Crime
 
Alice Fitzpatrick, Summer of the Black Madonna, The Whole She-Bang 3/Toronto Sisters in Crime
 
Elizabeth Hosang, Where There’s A Will, The Whole She-Bang 3/Toronto Sisters in Crime 
 
Tyler Keevil, The Weeds and the Wilderness, Laksa Media Groups Inc.
 
Rich Larson, Carnivores, Laksa Media Groups Inc.
 
Scott Mackay, The Ascent, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazines
 
J.A. Menzies, Power Play, The Whole She-Bang 3/Toronto Sisters in Crime
 
David Morrell, The Granite Kitchen, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazines
 
Lynne Murphy, A Terminal Affair, The Whole She-Bang 3/Toronto Sisters in Crime
 
Helen Nelson, No More Waiting, The Whole She-Bang 3/Toronto Sisters in Crime
 
Judy Penz Sheluk, Goulaigans, The Whole She-Bang 3/Toronto Sisters in Crime
 
Judy Penz Sheluk, Saturday with Bronwyn, The Whole She-Bang 3/Toronto Sisters in Crime
 
Ed Piwowarczyk, Avenging Desdemona, The Whole She-Bang 3/Toronto Sisters in Crime
 
James Powell, To Kill a Rocking Horse, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazines
 
Robert Runté, The Age of Miracles, Laksa Media Groups Inc.
 
Darlene Ryan, Accidents Happen, The Whole She-Bang 3/Toronto Sisters in Crime
 
Jennifer Soosar, Profane Pilgrims, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazines
 
Cynthia St-Pierre, Dear Reader, Flash Bang Mysteries
 
Cynthia St-Pierre, Terror in Judgment, Mystery Weekly Magazine
 
Coleen Steele, A Sucker for St. Nick, The Whole She-Bang 3/Toronto Sisters in Crime
 
Amanda Sun, What Harm, Laksa Media Groups Inc.
 
Kevin P. Thornton, Getting There, Northword
 
Edward Willet, I Count the Lights, Laksa Media Groups Inc.
 

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Entered for Best French Crime Book
 
Camille Bouchard, Et Dieu perd son temps, Éditions Alire
 
Camille Bouchard, Nouvelle-Orléans, Québec Amérique
 
Marie-Eve Bourassa, Red Light tome 1: Adieu,  Mignonne, Ville Marie Littérature
 
Marie-Eve Bourassa, Red Light tome 2: Frères d’infortune, Ville Marie Littérature
 
Chrystine Brouillet, Vrai ou faux, Druide
 
Laurent Chabin, Embrasse ton amour sans lâcher ton couteau, Les Éditions Libre Expression
 
Hervé Gagnon, Benjamin- Une enquéte de Joseph Laflamme, Les Éditions Libre Expression
 
Bernard Gilbert, Pygmalion tatoué, Druide
 
Simon Lafrance, Comment j’ai appris à tuer, Les Éditions Goélette
 
Sylvain Meunier, Saint-Chause, À ‘étage
 
Guillaume Morrissette, Terreur domestique, Guy Saint-Jean
 
Maryse Rouy, L’affaire Guillot, Druide
 
Patrick Senécal, L’Autre Reflet, Éditions Alire
 
Johanne Seymour, Rinzen et l’homme perdu, Les Éditions Libre Expression
 
Norbert Spehner, Le Détectionnaire- Dictionnaire des personnages princioaux de la littérature policère et d’espionnage, Éditions Alire
 
Richard Ste-Marie, Le Blues des sacrifiés, Éditions Alire
 
Mélanie Tremblay, Le sang des innocentes, Guy Saint-Jean
 
Diane Vincent, Le protocole expérimental, Triptyque
 

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Entered for Best Juvenile/Young Adult Crime Book
 
 Counios & Gane, Along Comes a Wolfe, Your Nickle’s Worth Publishing
 
Gordon Korman, Masterminds: Criminal Destiny, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.
 
Jenny Manzer, Save Me,  Kurt Cobain, Penguin Random House Canada
 
Norah McClintock, Trial by Fire, Orca Book Publishers
 
John Moss, The Girl in a Coma, The Poisoned Pencil- Poisoned Pen Press
 
Kenneth Oppel, Every Hidden Thing, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.
 
Shane Peacock, The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim, Tundra Books
 
Caroline Pignat, Shooter, Tundra Books
 
Monique Polak, Forensics Squad Unleashed, Orca Book Publishers
 
Jeyne Roberts, When They Fade, Penguin Random House Canada
 
Arthur Slade, Flickers, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.
 
Jordan Stratford, The Case of the Girl in Grey, Penguin Random House Canada
 
Teresa Toten, Beware That Girl, Tundra Books
 
Stephanie Tromly, Trouble Makes A Comeback, Penguin Young Readers
 
Eva Wiseman, Another Me, Tundra Books
 


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Entered for BestNonfiction Crime Book
 
Anita Arvast, What Killed Jane Creba, Dundurn
 
Christie Blatchford, Life Sentence, Doubleday Canada
 
Ann Brocklehurst, Dark Ambition: The Shocking Crime of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, Viking Canada
 
J. Thomas Dalby, Shrunk: Crime and Disorders of the Mind, Durvile Publications
 
Kevin Donovan, Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation, Goose Lane Editions
 
Max Eisen, By Chance Alone, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.
 
Lisa Freeman, She Won’t be Silenced, RJ Parker Publishing
 
Joe Friesen, The Ballad of Danny Wolfe: Life of a Modern Outlaw, Signal/ McClelland & Stewart
 
Jeremy Grimaldi, A Daughter’s Deadly Deception, Dundurn
 
Dillon Hillier and Russell Hillier, One Solider, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.
 
Debra Komar, Black River Road: An Unthinkable Crime, an Unlikely Suspect, and the Question of Character, Goose Lane Editions
 
Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon, Shadow of Doubt: The Trail of Dennis Oland, Goose Lane Editions
 
Frank Pitts, Confessions of a Mountie, Flanker Press
 
Diane Schoemperlen, This is Not My Life, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.
 


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Entered for Best

Crime Novel