2016 Winners

 2016 Arthur Ellis Awards Winners

And the winners are...

Best Novel:

Peter Kirby, Open Season, Linda Leith Publishing

Best First Novel:

Ausma Zehanat Khan, The Unquiet Dead, Minotaur Books

The Lou Allen Memorial Award for Best Novella*:

Jeremy Bates, Black Canyon, Ghillinnein Books

Best Short Story:

Scott Mackay, The Avocado Kid, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

Best Book in French:

Luc Chartrand, L'Affaire Myosotis, Québec Amérique

Best Juvenile/YA :

Stephanie Tromly, Trouble is a Friend of Mine, Kathy Dawson Books

Best Nonfiction:

Dean Jobb, Empire of Deception, HarperCollins Publishers

The Dundurn Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel:

Jayne Barnard, When the Flood Falls


*CWC announces the Lou Allin Memorial Award of $200 for the Arthur Ellis Novella Category

Sponsored by the 2011 Bloody Words Conference Committee, this award will be given in honour of Lou Allin.  Lou was a board member of CWC, a co-chair of the 2011 Bloody Words Conference, an award-winning writer, and a mentor to many.  This award is particularly fitting, as she was the winner of the first Arthur Ellis Novella Award.  We miss you dearly, Lou.






Guidelines are available in the AWARDS section of this website.