OCinneide StarrStingScale

C.S. O'Cinneide, The Starr Sting Scale, Dundurn Press

A hard-drinking former hitwoman agrees to help catch a killer — even though the murderer might just be her.

Copeland MadnessintheMethod

Karen Copeland, Madness in the Method, Amazon

A murder at Bonnechere University sparks an investigation of mistaken identity, drug trafficking and misogyny.

Arnold PastDeeds

Carolyn Arnold, Past Deeds, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.

FBI Agent Brandon Fisher and his team hunt a serial sniper, determined to put an end to her killing spree.

Delany MurderAfootVicki Delany, There's A Murder Afoot, Crooked Lane Books

Gemma Doyle and friends travel to London for Sherlock Holmes convention--but will Gemma's father take the fall for art fraud.

Freeland OrphanofHellsKitchenLiz Freeland, An Orphan of Hell's Kitchen, Kensington

The death of a prostitute leads Louise Faulk, one of New York City's first policewomen, on a grim journey through one of the city's darkest corners...

McKercher CarbonCopy

Ian McKercher, Carbon Copy, Ian McKercher

A strange variety of people wanted Carlos Orinoco dead. Can a Bank secretary puzzle it all out?

Davidson DontLookDown

Hilary Davidson, Don't Look Down, Thomas & Mercer

The dead body. The gun. The woman who pulled the trigger. The police have the evidence, but nothing adds up.

2012 Shortlists

Arthur Ellis 2012 Shortlists

The Arthur Ellis Award Categories are:

Best Crime Novel
Best First Crime Novel
Best French Crime Book
Best Crime Nonfiction Best Juvenile Crime Book Best Crime Short Story
Best Unpupublished Novel

 

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The Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists


Best Crime Novel
A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny, St. Martin’s Press
Before the Poison by Peter Robinson, McClelland and Stewart
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley, Doubleday Canada
I'll See you in My Dreams by William Deverell, McClelland and Stewart
The Guilty Plea by Robert Rotenberg, Simon&Schuster

Best First Novel
The Man Who Killed by Fraser Nixon, Douglas & McIntrye
The Survivor by Sean Slater, Simon&Schuster
The Water Rat of Wanchai by Ian Hamilton, House of Anansi Press Inc.
Tight Corner by Roger White, BPS Books
Watching Jeopardy by Norm Foster, XLibris

Best Crime Book in French
La chorale du diable by Martin Michaud, Les Editions Guélette
Pwazon by Diane Vincent, Editors Triptyque
Pour Ne Pas Mourir ce soir by Guillaume Lapierre-Desnoyers, Lévesque Éditeur

Best Juvenile or Young Adult Crime Book
Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones, Candlewick Press
Charlie's Key by Rob Mills, Orca Book Publishers
Empire of Ruins by Arthur Slade, HarperCollins Publishers
Held by Edeet Ravel, Annick Press
Missing by Becky Citra, Orca Book Publishers

Best Crime Nonfiction
A Season in Hell by  Robert Fowler, Harper Collins
Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art by Joshua Knelman, Douglas& McIntyre
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Steven Laffoley, Pottersfield
The Pirates of Somalia by Jay Bahadur, Harper Collins
The Weasel: A Double Life in the Mob by Adrian Humphreys, Wiley

Best Crime Short Story
A New Pair of Pants by Jas. R. Petrin, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
Beer Money by Shane Nelson, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
The Girl with the Golden Hair by Scott Mackay, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
The Perfect Mark by Melodie Campbell, Flash Fiction Magazine
What Kelly Did by Catherine Astolfo, North Word Magazine

Best Unpublished First Novel - “Unhanged Arthur”
Gunning for Bear by Madeleine Harris-Callway
Last of the Independents by Sam Wiebe
Snake in the Snow by William Bonnell
The Rhymester by Valerie A. Drego
Too Far to Fall by Shane Sawyer

For details check out the 2012 Cool Canadian Crime Shortlist Special

Click here for the Arthur Ellis 2011 Shortlists

Click here for the Arthur Ellis 2010 Shortlists

 

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