Haberman PoeticJustice

Arthur Haberman, Poetic Justice, Leaping Lion Books

Follow homicide detective Danny Miller in a thrilling tale about Toronto, its people, and its crimes.

KingStabatLife

Richard King, A Stab at Life, Baraka Books

Who is murdering people in a park near the Gursky Memorial Hospital? Sgt. Gilles Bellechasse & Annie Linton, RN investigate.

McDermott RiverHeat

Graham MacDermott, River Heat, MacDermott

A fishing lodge owner, his psychotic bodyguard, a motorcycle gang, deadly drugs, and a cartel hitman. A McKinley adventure.

Warren DoomsdayCults

Alan R. Warren, Doomsday Cults: The Devil's Hostages, RJ Publishing

How do doomsday cult members became so brainwashed they committed unimaginable crimes at the command of their leader?

Greenaway RiverofLies

R.M. Greenaway, River of Lies, Dundurn Press

February is the month of romance, but for the beleaguered North Vancouver RCMP it's also the month of murder...

Racknor MurderAroundtheCorner

Chris Racknor, Murder Around The Corner, Yellow Brick Publishing House

Dan, a bored stay-at-home dad, runs into a small town mystery to solve and he doesn't have anything better to do.

Whishaw MatchMadeforMurder

Iona Whishaw, A Match Made For Murder, TouchWood Editions

Lane and Darling are off on their honeymoon to Tucson, only to find themselves in the middle of a brutal murder.

Dupuis RoanokeRidge

J.J. Dupuis, Roanoke Ridge: A Creature X Mystery, Dundurn Press

Laura Reagan goes in search of her missing mentor in the woods of Oregon, finding a corpse and, perhaps, Bigfoot.

Hopkins ReservedforMurder

Kevin Hopkins, Reserved For Murder, Kevin Hopkins

Was Jonny Two Bears’ death merely another tragedy in a string of teen suicides? The detectives are determined to find out.

Wiken Lang DeathonthePage

Linda Wiken writing as Essie Lang, Death on the Page, Crooked Lane Books

A dead author, a bookshop in a historic castle in the Thousand Islands, and Shelby Cox - owner, sleuth, next victim?

Chapman ClosingTime

Brenda Chapman, Closing Time, Dundurn Press

Secrets abound at a northern Ontario lodge when a teenage employee is murdered.

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...

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2013 Shortlists

Arthur Ellis 2013 Shortlists

This year marks the 29th anniversary of the Arthurs. This year we’ve added a new published-book category: the novella, making eight published categories. In addition, the CWC has an award for yet-to-be-published crime writers – the Unhanged Arthur for the best unpublished first crime novel.

Best Crime First Novel

  • Peggy Blair, The Beggar’s Opera, Penguin Canada
  • Deryn Collier, Confined Space, Simon & Schuster
  • Peter Kirby, The Dead of Winter, Linda Leith Publishing
  • Chris Laing, A Private Man, Seraphim
  • Simone St. James, The Haunting of Maddy Clare, NAL

Best Crime Novel

  • Linwood Barclay, Trust Your Eyes, Doubleday Canada
  • Giles Blunt, Until the Night, Random House Canada
  • Sean Chercover, The Trinity Game, Thomas & Mercer
  • Stephen Miller, The Messenger, Delacorte Press
  • Carsten Stroud, Niceville, Knopf

Best Crime Novella

  • Lou Allin, Contingency Plan, Orca Rapid Reads
  • Vicki Delany, A Winter Kill, Orca Rapid Reads
  • Barbara Fradkin, Evil behind that Door, Orca Rapid Reads
  • Christopher G. Moore, "Reunion", Phnom Penh Noir, Heaven Lake Press

Best Crime Short Story

  • Melodie Campbell, “Life without George” in Over My Dead Body Mystery Magazine, August 2012
  • Sandy Conrad, “Sins of the Fathers” in Daughters and Other Strangers, The Brucedale Press
  • Scott MacKay, “Cruel Coast” in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, July 2012
  • Jas R. Petrin, “Mad Dog” in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, October 2012
  • Yasuko Thanh, “Spring-blade Knife” in Floating Like the Dead, McClelland & Stewart

Best Crime Nonfiction

  • Anita Arvast, Bloody Justice: The Truth behind the Bandidos Massacre at Shedden, John Wiley & Sons
  • Guy Lawson, Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market, and Wall Street’s Wildest Con, Crown Books/Random House
  • Steve Lillebuen, The Devil’s Cinema: The Untold Story behind Mark Twitchell’s Kill Room, McClelland & Stewart
  • Bruce Livesey, Thieves of Bay Street: How Banks, Brokerages and the Wealthy Steal Billions from Canadians, Random House Canada

Best Crime Juvenile/YA Book

  • Lisa Harrington, Live to Tell, Cormorant Books
  • Y.S. Lee, The Agency: The Traitor in the Tunnel, Candlewick Press
  • Sylvia McNicoll, Crush Candy Corpse, James Lorimer & Company
  • Shane Peacock, Becoming Holmes, Tundra Books
  • Elizabeth Stewart, The Lynching of Louie Sam, Annick Press

Best Crime French Book

  • Mario Bolduc, La Nuit des albinos: Sur les traces de Max O’Brien, Libre Expression
  • André Jacques, De pierres et de sang, Druide
  • Jean Lemieux, L’homme du jeudi, La courte échelle
  • Martin Michaud, Je me souviens, Goélette
  • Richard Ste Marie, L’inaveu, Alire

Best Unpublished First Crime Novel: The Unhanged Arthur

  • William Hall, Cold Black Tide
  • Ilonka Halsband, The Raffle Baby
  • Coleen Steele, Sins Revisited

The winners will be announced at the Arthur Ellis Awards gala dinner on Thursday, May 30, at the Arts & Letters Club in downtown Toronto. We hope to see you there. For information on the dinner or to order tickets, please contact Melodie Campbell, .

Click here for the Arthur Ellis 2012 Shortlists

Click here for the Arthur Ellis 2011 Shortlists

Click here for the Arthur Ellis 2010 Shortlists

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