New Releases

  • Feature: Petryshyn, Jaroslav (Jerry)

    Petryshyn Burdens to BuryJaroslav (Jerry) Petryshyn, Burdens To Bury, Iguana Books

    In a small college town in northern Alberta, there can be burdens to bury.

  • Feature: Bolton, Ginger

    Cinnamon TwistedGinger Bolton, Cinnamon Twisted, Kensington Books

    Emily Westhill has a tabby cat by her side, cinnamon twists powdered to perfection, and a murderer on her case . . .

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2023 Award Winner


Click here for the winner and judges comments HERE.

Peter Robinson - Celebrating his Life

2023 05 18 Robinson Celebration of Life

On Thursday 18 May 2023, CWC Chair Hyacinthe Miller presented Peter Robinson's widow, Sheila Halliday, with a picture of the future Peter Robinson Award for Best Crime Fiction sponsored by Rakuten Kobo for $1000. The renaming of the award was announced at the Celebration of life held at the Balmy Beach Club in Toronto. The response to the renaming was enthusiastic. "It was quite emotional," said Hyacinthe.

  MOTIVE 2023

Look for CWC Authors at MOTIVE

Featured Authors: Linwood Barclay Melodie Campbell, Joy Fielding, Catherine Fogarty, Elyse Friedman, Susan Goldenberg, Maureen Jennings, Daniel Kalla, Shari Lapena, Jonathan Whitelaw, Sam Wiebe

Readers: Lexie Angelo, Jass Aujla, Ginger Bolton, Jen J. Danna, Irene Fantopoulos
Gordon K. Jones, John Hill, Blair Keetch, Rosemary McCracken, Jim McDonald
Hyacinthe M. Miller, Lynne Murphy, Peter Thomas Pontsa, Lorna Poplak, L.G. Roy, Desmond Ryan, Dianne Scott, Carolyne Topdjian, Sylvia Maultash Warsh
David Wickenden, Danee Wilson Wilson


 Author Interview Archive

 If you love mystery, suspense and true crime, you'll want to meet our authors!

Brenda Chapman photo medA.J. Devlin, author, and screenwriter – March 2023 interview /Port Moody, BC

Bob and A.J. discuss Five Moves of Doom, the third book in the “Hammerhead” Jed pro-wrestler PI mystery-comedy series, selected for the Top 100 Books of 2022 by The Globe and Mail, winner of the 2022 Crime Fiction Lover Editor’s Choice Award for Best Indie Novel, and finalist for the 2023 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Award for Best Humorous Mystery.


YouTube Channel Archive

On Crime Writers of Canada's YouTube Channel.

All the CWC Authors who were shortlisted for the Awards of Excellence have been interviewed. See the full list here.




DM 2023

Erik D'Souza interviews 2023 Derrick Murdoch Award recipient

Jack Batten is an acclaimed freelancer and award-winning author of dozens of fiction and non-fiction books for adults and young people. He’s written scores of short stories and articles on topics covering music, the law, movies and sports. His Crang mystery, Straight No Chaser, was shortlisted for the Crime Writers of Canada’s 1990 Award for Best Crime Novel.


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Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence Shortlists.


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2023 05 17 Dave Wickenden Poster

Cool Canadian Crime


CCC 2023 1 Spring


The Spring Edition is now available.



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