Burke SeventhShot

Burke, Ann, The Seventh Shot, Latitude 46

The Seventh Shot is a recounting of two grisly Ontario murders some thirty years on and the remarkable search for the killer.

Bolton BostonScream

Ginger Bolton, Boston Scream Murder, Kensington Publishing Corp.

Halloween--the perfect season for Deputy Donut owner Emily Westhill to unmask a killer.

Batten RossMackay

Jack Batten, Ross Mackay, The Saga of a Brilliant Criminal Lawyer, Durvile & UpRoute Books

Criminal defence lawyer Ross Mackay defended accused murderers in the most horrendous circumstances.

Jobb DaringDeviousandDeadly

Dean Jobb, Daring, Devious & Deadly: True Tales of Crime and Justice from Nova Scotia’s Past, Pottersfield Press

.A rogues’ gallery of killers and pirates, plus a prolific embezzler, a wise-cracking judge and a pair of brazen bank robbers.

Ireland MrsClausandtheSantaSlayings

Liz Ireland, Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings, Kensington Books

April Claus’s first Christmas in Santaland might be her last—unless she unmasks a villain with a killer Christmas wish. . .

PenzSheluk MarketvilleSet

Judy Penz Sheluk, The Marketville Mystery Series: Books 1-3, Superior Shores Press

The first three books in the bestselling Marketville Mystery series, now available in one collection.

Fotheringham MaliceattheManor

A.J. Fotheringham, Malice at the Mansion, Amazon

Hilly Barton-Cheswick must clear her name of murder and locate a missing heiress in order to foil the real killer.

Warren MurderTimesSix

Alan R. Warren, Murder Times Six, House of Mystery Press

‘When Hope is gone there is nothing, and the world becomes an empty void, for one family, the setting sun indicates the beginning of a long and lonely night, haunted by the thoughts of the missing.’

McCracken UnchartedWaters

Rosemary McCracken, Uncharted Waters, Carrick Publishing

Pat Tierney ventures into uncharted waters when she purchases her own business, and finds herself swimming with sharks.

Misri DetectiveandtheSpy

Angela Misri, The Detective and the Spy, Cormorant Book

Hunted by MI6 and robbed of her abilities, Portia Adams must find the bomber before London, and her reputation, are ash.

Cushing YourTaxisHere

Raymond Cushing, Your Taxi Is Here, Independent

‘Not Criminally Responsible’ doesn’t mean ‘Not Dangerous’

Martin PerfectStorm

Mike Martin, Perfect Storm, Ottawa Press and Publishing

Food, fun and adventure on Canada's east cost. And a few murders to solve. Cool, clean and Canadian.

Kent LostTown

Winona Kent, Lost Time, Blue Devil Books

Sixteen-year old Pippa Gladstone vanished while on holiday with her parents in Spain in 1974. Forty years later, a new photo shows her very much alive at the Wiltshire Folk Festival.

Delany DyinginaWinterWonderland

Vicki Delany, Dying in a Winter Wonderland, Berkley

The fifth installment of the charming cozy mystery series by national bestselling author Vicki Delany.

Lee FirstGear

Patricia C. Lee, First Gear: A Sadie Hawkins Mystery, Phoenix Literary Publishing

Being petite and feisty has its benefits...

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, .

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