Skaff DeathbyAssociation

Madona Skaff-Koren, Death by Association, Rennaissance Press

Naya, recently disabled by MS, is again drawn into the world of sleuthing. This time it’s a case of a brutal triple murder.

Bator DeadWithoutShame

Diane Bator, Dead Without Shame, BWL Publishing Ltd.

A robbery and murder at a local shop keeps Gilda Wright glancing over her shoulder while she hunts for a killer.

Kingsmill AwanLake

Peter Kingsmill, The Awan Lake Experiment, Peter Kingsmill

When the rich and powerful mix conspiracy theories with greed, even a peaceful village by a lake becomes a target for terror.

McKinnon SisterDear

Hannah Mary McKinnon, Sister Dear, MIRA (Harlequin)

Beauty. Wealth. Success. She’s got it all. And it all should’ve been mine.

Berryman NightNurse

Tony Berryman, The Night Nurse - a massage therapy thriller, Twintree Books

What would you risk to save a friend? A massage therapist obsessed by patterns must use his condition to stop a deadly nurse.

Cassidy LongRevenge

Linda Cassidy, The Long Revenge, Anchusa Books

In this fast-paced mystery thriller, sexual betrayal alienates two sisters until the murder of a drug lord and the kidnapping of a child become tools for revenge.

Paris OneSweetRide

Paris, Richard,  One Sweet Ride, Amazon Kindle Direct

A quirky, hard-driving, twisty mix of action, explosive-violence, dark humour and eccentric characters. Time to BUCKLE UP!

Penz Sheluk Heartbreaks

Judy Penz Sheluk, Heartbreaks & Half-truths, Superior Shores Press

Behind every broken heart lies a half-truth. And behind every half-truth lies a secret.

McCormick BarkleySoundsSecrets

Jonathan McCormick, Barkley Sound Secrets, Kindle

Port Alberni is a Vancouver Island mill town where a cocaine cartel is investigated by three female RCMP Mounties.

Devlin RollingThunder

 A.J. Devlin, Rolling Thunder, NeWest Press

"Hammerhead" Jed Ounstead returns and takes a case that brings him into the world of women's flat track roller derby.

Ace CorpsewithCrystalSkull

Cathy Ace, The Corpse with the Crystal Skull, Four Tails Publishing Ltd.

Cait Morgan's in Jamaica, facing an impossible locked-room murder, a treasure hunt, and deadly secret-service shenanigans.

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2017 Derrick Murdoch Christina Jennings

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DERRICK MURDOCH AWARD 2017

 

The Derrick Murdoch Award is a special achievement award for contributions to the crime genre. It is awarded at the discretion of the Board Chair of Crime Writers of Canada. Known as the Chairman’s Award when first presented in 1984, it was later renamed in honour of its first recipient, Derrick Murdoch.

Christina Jennings resizeThis year’s recipient is Christina Jennings, founder, Chairman and CEO of Shaftesbury Films. She has won a number of awards, including Genies, Geminis and Canadian Screen Awards, among several other nominations and accolades throughout her career.

Christina founded Shaftesbury Films in 1987 as a feature film company. She has produced movies and television series based upon the work of several Canadian crime writers including the late novelist and playwright Timothy Findlay (External Affairs), novelists Gail Bowen (The Joanna Kilbourn TV movies) and Maureen Jennings (The Murdoch Mysteries), as well as historian Marjorie Freeman Campbell (Torso). She has also overseen the production of many other crime-themed works, created specifically for the screen and written by Canadians, including The Listener, Houdini and Doyle and The Summit.

2015 Derrick Murdoch Sylvia McConnell

 

DERRICK MURDOCH AWARD 2015

 

DerrickMurdoch 400In 1998, Sylvia McConnell began RendezVous Crime, a publishing house with the mandate to publish crime novels written by Canadians set in Canada. Over the next thirteen years she published 80 works of crime fiction, many of which were nominated for or won prestigious awards.
For her belief in the value of Canadians telling Canadian stories, for her encouragement of new Canadian authors, and for her recognition of talent with staying power, we are proud to present Sylvia McConnell with the Derrick Murdoch award for 2015.

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Sylvia McConnell is the former owner and publisher of Napoleon & Company, a Canadian trade publishing house in Toronto, Canada. In 2011, after twenty-two years of producing great Canadian fiction, Napoleon and Company, which included the imprint Rendezvous Crime, was sold to Dundurn Press. Since selling her company, Sylvia McConnell has been working as a freelance book editor, as well as an acquisitions editor.

2013 Derrick Murdoch Lyn Hamilton

 

 

DERRICK MURDOCH AWARD 2013

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Lyn Hamilton was the author of a successful series of archaeological mysteries featuring the peripatetic sleuth, antiques dealer Lara McClintoch. Each of the novels is set in a different and exotic location and draws on the ancient past in a unique way. A long time student of archaeology and mythology, Lyn brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the series. As former director of the Cultural Programs Branch of the Ontario government, she was responsible for the licensing of all archaeology in the province as well as for museum programs.

 

 

 

 

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Lyn visited the exotic sites she wrote about, and in 1999 led The Maltese Goddess mystery and archaeology tour to Malta to visit the scene of the crime. Her books have been translated into several languages, and the fourth in the series, The Celtic Riddle, formed the basis for Angela Lansbury’s 2003 Murder She Wrote TV movie. Lyn, like Lara, was something of an antiques addict.

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