Bator AllThatSparkles

Diane Bator, All That Sparkles, Books We Love Ltd

What do a trunk full of vintage clothes, a handsome land developer, and a fifty year old diamond heist have in common

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?

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.

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.

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.

Poulsen NoneSoDeadly

David A. Poulsen, None So Deadly, Dundurn Press

Two cases. Two kids. One a victim, one a suspect. Cullen and Cobb face tough decisions—and the greatest danger of their lives.

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.

White DarkBones

Loreth Anne White, The Dark Bones, Montlake

She’s come back to solve the mystery of her father’s death and confront her own dark past.

Dube Epidemic

Marcelle Dubé, Epidemic: An A'lle Chronicles Mystery, Falcon Ridge Publishing

In 1912, Investigator Constance A’lle navigates the fraught relationship between humans and A’lle while hunting killers.

Wesstermann AnExcuseforMurder

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

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

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.

Tremain LightningStrike

Jamie Tremain, Lightning Strike, Black Opal Books

Family Secrets - Fatal Consequences

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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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