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News Highlights

2014 Arthur Ellis Awards Best Novel Longlist

Congratulations to the following Authors


John Brooke, Walls of a Mind (Signature Editions)


Gina Buonaguro & Janice Kirk, The Wolves of St. Peter’s (HarperCollins Canada) 


Sean Haldane, The Devil’s Making (Stone Flower Press)


Lee Lamothe, Presto Variations (Dundurn Press)


Michael McCann, The Rainy Day Killer (Plaid Raccoon Press)


Robert Rotenberg, Stranglehold (Simon & Schuster Canada)


Howard Shrier, Miss Montreal (Vintage Canada)


Sean Slater, The Guilty (Simon & Schuster UK)


Simone St. James, An Inquiry into Love and Death (Penguin)


David Whellams, The Drowned Man (ECW Press)


  The Arthur Ellis Shortlists for all seven categories will be announced on April 24.



SAVE THE DATE:  April 24

The Arthur Ellis Shortlist Events Across the Country!



April 24th 2014 7-9pm,

Peter Kaye Room, Vancouver Public Library

Panel: ER Brown, Debra Purdy Kong, Robin Spano, Dietrich Kalteis

Emcee: Cathy Ace   Moderator: Don Hauka



Thurs. April 24, Owl’s Nest Bookstore,

Calgary, from 7-9

Crime Writers of Canada authors will read from their books.



Thurs. April 24, Indigo, Manulife Centre,

55 Bloor St. W., Toronto from 7-9 p.m.

A variety of Crime Writers of Canada members will read from their works, including:

Cathy Astolfo, Rick Blechta, Steve Burrows, Melodie Campbell, Jen J. Danna,

Lisa de Nikolits, Rosemary McCracken and Joan O’Callaghan.

MC: Nate Hendley



Thurs. April 24th, 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Chapters Rideau,

47 Rideau St., Ottawa.

A panel, "What's In the Water?" featuring authors Brenda Chapman,

Barbara Fradkin,R.J. Harlick and Michael McCann,

with moderator C.B. Forrest, will be followed by a

Showcase of area CWC authors and their works.

MC: Mary Jane Maffini



Arthur Ellis Awards Gala at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto!

Tickets will be on sale following the shortlists events. Watch the website.



Congratulations to the following CWC members who are finalist for the Bony Blithe Award!

Gold Web by Vicki Delany (Dundurn)

Framed for Murder by Cathy Spencer (Comely Press)

Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By by Elizabeth Duncan (Minotaur)

Miss Montreal by Howard Shrier (Vintage)

Thread and Buried by Janet Bolin (Berkley Prime Crime)


The award will be presented at the Bloody Words Mystery Conference gala banquet on Saturday, June 7, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 370 King St. W., Toronto.


Congratulations to Melodie Campbell, author of The Goddaughter's Revenge,

which has won the Derringer Award for Novella!


 Congratulations to Louise Penny, author of How the Light Gets In,

which has won the

Best Novel set Outside the US at Left Coast Crime!



Congratulations to two CWC members shortlisted for the Edgar Awards!

E.R. Brown's Almost Criminal has been shortlisted for Best Paperback Original.

Louise Penny's How the Light Gets In has been shortlisted for Best Novel.


Crime Writers of Canada's

April Authors Events

are here!


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