Chatterson SimplytheBest

Delvin Chatterson, Simply the Best, Tellwell Talent

It may be simple, it’s never easy. Dale Hunter is back in business, but so is Gino Boncanno.

Freeland MurderinMidtown

Liz Freeland, Murder in Midtownn, Kensington

New York, 1913. Arson destroys Louise Faulk's former workplace, killing a colleague. Finding the culprit becomes the new policewoman's mission.

Kerr OkanaganExpress

Wayne Kerr, Murder on the Okanagan Express, Canusa Books

Trapped on a train with a devious killer!

Timmerman OutoftheRunning

Robin Timmerman, Out of the Running, Trafford Publishing

Marathon fever has hit Middle Island and it seems that some folks are literally dying to run!

Kingsmill NobodyDrowned

Peter Kingsmill, Nobody Drowned, Peter Kingsmill

Nobody Drowned is the second Frank Anderson novel in the Awan Lake series, by Canadian author Peter Kingsmill.

Kellough UntowardAssassin

Janet Kellough, The Untoward Assassin, Janet Kellough

Someone is trying to kill preacher Thaddeus Lewis. Is an old case coming back to haunt him?

Arnold ShadesofJustice

Carolyn Arnold, Shades of Justice, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.

Detective Knight has risked her badge—and her life—in the pursuit of justice before, and she just might need to do so again.

Coupal Blindshot

Denis Coupal, Blindshot, Linda Leith Publishing

After a stray bullet leaves two sons grieving for their father, they take matters into their own hands, demanding justice.

Greenaway FlightsandFalls

R.M. Greenaway, Flights and Falls, Dundurn Press

A wicked game at play on the Sea-to-Sky Highway is costing lives, and it's up to the North Van RCMP to shut it down, fast.

Wesstermann AnExcuseforMurder

Vanessa Westermann, An Excuse For Murder, The Wild Rose Press

She died on his watch - now he’d take his revenge.

Wiken TroubleontheBooks

Linda Wiken (writing as Essie Lang), Trouble on the Books, Crooked Lane Books

A bookshop,a castle and a murder! Shelby Cox has a lot to learn or she could be next.

Ogilvie Hound

Ken Ogilvie, Hound, Joffe Books

Do you love mysteries with intricate plots and new locations? Meet Detective Rebecca Bradley as she faces an escaped serial killer whose next target IS THE POLICEWOMAN HERSELF.

Gates SomethingRead

Eva Gates, Something Read Something Dead, Crooked Lane Books

The fifth book in the National Bestselling Lighthouse Library series by Eva Gates.

Clayden OutlawMC

Dwayne Clayden, Outlaw MC, Dwayne Clayden

Calgary, 1978. Gangs fight for control. The war has begun. Stopping the war will bring a greater unimaginable threat.

Howell OnlyPrettyDamned

Niall Howell, Only Pretty Damned, NeWest Press

Toby is a disgruntled circus clown who can't get his hard-boiled past to leave him the hell alone.

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News Highlights

The Bony Blithe website is down and our friends over there have asked us to spread the word.

It should be back online by the end of the week.

Meanwhile, check below to see the Bony Blithe finalists.

CWC announces the 2019 Derrick Murdoch Award recipient Vicki Delany.

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 2019 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists



Ron Corbett, Cape Diamond, ECW Press

Anne Emery, Though the Heavens Fall, ECW Press

Lisa Gabriele, The Winters, Doubleday Canada

Louise Penny, Kingdom of the Blind, Minotaur Books

Loreth Anne White, The Girl in the Moss, Montlake Romance

Sponsored by Rakuten Kobo

A.J. Devlin, Cobra Clutch, NeWest Press

Helen C. Escott, Operation Wormwood, Flanker Press

Beverley McLachlin, Full Disclosure, Simon & Schuster Canada

Bill Prentice, Why Was Rachel Murdered?, Echo Road

Nathan Ripley, Find You in the Dark, Simon & Schuster Canada

The Lou Allin Memorial Award

Melodie Campbell, The B-Team: The Case of the Angry First Wife, Orca Book Publishers

Vicki Delany, Blue Water Hues, Orca Book Publishers

John Lawrence Reynolds, Murder Among the Pines, Orca Book Publishers

Sponsored by Mystery Weekly Magazine

Melodie Campbell, A Ship Called Pandora, Mystery Weekly Magazine

Therese Greenwood, The Power Man, Baby It's Cold Outside, Coffin Hop Press

Twist Phelan, Game, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Linda L. Richards, Terminal City, Vancouver Noir, Akashic Books

Sam Wiebe, Wonderful Life, Vancouver Noir, Akashic Books


Jean-Philippe Bernié, Un dernier baiser avant de te tuer, Libre Expression

Hervé Gagnon, Adolphus - Une enquête de Joseph Laflamme, Libre Expression

André Jacques, Ces femmes aux yeux cernés, Éditions Druide

Guillaume Morissette, Deux coups de pied de trop, Guy Saint-Jean Éditeur

Johanne Seymour, Rinzen la beauté intérieure, Expression noir


Linwood Barclay, Escape, Puffin Canada

Michelle Barker, The House of One Thousand Eyes, Annick Press

Kevin Sands, Call of the Wraith, Aladdin

Tim Wynne-Jones, The Ruinous Sweep, Candlewick Press

E.R. Yatscoff, The Rumrunner's Boy, TG & R Books


Patrick Brode, Dying for a Drink: How a Prohibition Preacher Got Away With Murder, Biblioasis

Thomas Giacomaro and Natasha Stoynoff, The King of Con: How a Smooth-Talking Jersey Boy Made and Lost Billions,
Baffled the FBI, Eluded the Mob, and Lived to Tell the Crooked Tale, BenBella Books, Inc

Nate Hendley, The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto, Five Rivers Publishing

Eve Lazarus, Murder by Milkshake: An Astonishing True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and a Charismatic Killer, Arsenal Pulp Press

Sarah Weinman, The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World, Alfred A. Knopf Canada

Sponsored by Dundurn Press

Jim Bottomley, Hypnotizing Lions

Don Macdonald, Omand’s Creek

Liv McFarlane, The Scarlet Cross

Heather McLeod, One for the Raven

Darrow Woods, The Book of Answers

The winners will be announced across Canada on
Thursday 23 May, 2019

At the Arthur Ellis Awards Gala in Toronto



Congratulations to the Bony Blithe Shortlisted Authors

Alan Bradley, The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place

Vicki Delany, A Scandal in Scarlet

Elizabeth J. Duncan, The Marmalade Murders

Mike Martin, Darkest Before the Dawn

Auralee Wallace, Haunted Hayride with Murder

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Annual General Meeting

Thursday, 23 May, 2019, 5pm
Arts and Letters Club
14 Elm Street, Toronto

Notice to all Members:  The Crime Writers of Canada’s 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 23 May, 5:00 pm, in the Board Room of the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto.  Immediately following, there will be a reception for members and attendees of the Arthur Ellis Awards Gala in the lobby on the main floor.


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