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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

McKinnon SisterDear

Hannah Mary McKinnon, Sister Dear, MIRA (Harlequin)

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

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.

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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CWC ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD CHAIR

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Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) is pleased to announce that Ontario-based mystery writer Judy Penz Sheluk has been elected as the new Chair of the CWC Board of Directors.

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Congratulations to the winning authors and publishers.

 2020 Arthur Ellis Awards for

Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing

 

WINNERS

 

Best Novel sponsored by Rakuten Kobo with a $1000 prize

Michael Christie, Greenwood, McClelland & Stewart

 

The Best First Novel with a $500 prize

Philip Elliott, Nobody Move, Into the Void Press

 

Best Novella sponsored by Mystery Weekly with a $200 prize

Wayne Arthurson, The Red Chesterfield, University of Calgary Press

 

Best Short Story sponsored by Mystery Weekly with a $300 prize

Peter Sellers, Closing Doors, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

 

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Andrée A. Michaud, Tempêtes, Éditions Québec Amériques

 

Best Juvenile or YA Book sponsored by Shaftesbury with a $500 prize

Tom Ryan, Keep This to Yourself, Albert Whitman & Company

 

Best Nonfiction Book

Charlotte Gray, Murdered Midas: A Millionaire, His Gold Mine, and a Strange Death on an Island Paradise, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

 

The Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript sponsored by Dundurn Press with a $500 prize

Liz Rachel Walker, The Dieppe Letters

 

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2020 Grand Master Award

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The Grand Master Award is presented biennially to recognize a Canadian crime writer with a substantial body of work who has garnered national and international recognition. This year, the Grand Master Award is presented to Peter Robinson.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO BONY BLITHE WINNER

Liz Freeland for Murder in Midtown (Kensington Books)

 
 

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