Delany ScandalinScarlet

Vicki Delany, A Scandal in Scarlet, Crooked Lane Books

Sherlockians will delight at the latest charming installment of national bestselling authors Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series

DannaDriscoll StormRising

Jen J. Danna (writing as Sara Driscoll), Storm Rising, Kensington Publishing

In the wake of a hurricane, Meg Jennings and Hawk deploy to Virginia, where they get embroiled in a human trafficking ring.

Fox WineandPunishment

Sarah Fox, Wine and Punishment (A Literary Pub Mystery), Kensington

The owner of a charming literary pub finds her fresh start on the rocks thanks to a case of murder.

Pasquella YardDog

A.G. Pasquella, Yard Dog, Dundurn Press

Honourable ex-con Jack Palace struggles to repay an unstable criminal who saved his life.

Prentice WhyWasRachelMurdered

Bill Prentice, Why was Rachel Murdered?, Echo Road

A mathematician’s murder leads PI Neil Walker into a world of Ponzi schemes, politics and global cybersecurity nightmares.

Ace MurderKnowsNoSeason

Cathy Ace, Murder Knows No Season, Four Tails Publishing Ltd

4 novellas: new tales featuring Cait Morgan, the WISE Enquiries Agency and DI Evan Glover, joined by a standalone thriller.

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CWC is participating in the 49th Shelf's 12 Days of Bookness contest. It's a great opportunity to win an set of books that were finalists in some of Canada's most prestigious literary competitions.

Book prizes will be finalists from The RBC Taylor Prize, The Governor General's Literary Awards, The Griffin Poetry Prize, The Scotiabank Giller Prize, The Canadian Children's Book Centre Book Awards, Taste Canada Awards, The First Novel Award, The Globe 100, and of course, The Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing.


Sleeping in the Ground, Peter Robinson, McClelland & Stewart
2018 Best Novel Winner

The Winners’ Circle, Gail Bowen, McClelland & Stewart
2018 Best Novel Finalist

Full Curl, Dave Butler, Dundurn Press
Best First Novel Winner sponsored by Rakuten Kobo

Blood & Belonging, Vicki Delany, Orca Book Publishers
The Lou Allin Memorial Best Crime Novella Finalist

Chase - Get Ready to Run, Linwood Barclay, Puffin Canada
Best Juvenile/YA Crime Novel Winner


CWC would like to thank our award winning publishers for their kind donation of the books.


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Arthur Ellis Awards Update

The 2019 Arthur Ellis Award Submission Rules are live on the website. There are new entry forms and a new address for submissions.
The Unhanged Arthur submissions are closed
Published entries must postmarked or courier-dated by
15 December 2018
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