Announcing 2015’s Arthur Ellis Award Nominees!

The Crime Writers of Canada recently announced 2015's nominees for the Arthur Ellis Award.

Here's the CWC shortlist!

BEST NOVEL
Cold Mourning by Brenda Chapman
None so Blind by Barbara Fradkin
Plague by C.C. Humphreys
No Known Grave by Maureen Jennings
Killing Pilgrim by Alen Mattich

BEST FIRST NOVEL
A Quiet Kill by Janet Brons
Siege of Bitterns by Steve Burrows
Windigo Fire by M.H. Callway
No Worst, There Is None by Eve McBride
Last of the Independents by Sam Wiebe

BEST NOVELLA
The Boom Room by Rick Blechta
Juba Good by Vicki Delany
The Dragon Head of Hong Kong by Ian Hamilton
A Knock on the Door by Jas. R. Petrin, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine

BEST SHORT STORY
“Stone Mattress” by Margaret Atwood, Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
“Hook, Line and Sinkerby Melodie Campbell, YYM/Northword Literary Journal
“Therapy” by Peter Clement
“First Impressions” by Madona Skaff, The Whole She-Bang 2
“Writers Block” by Kevin P. Thornton, World Enough and Crime

BEST BOOK IN FRENCH
Une enquête de Joseph Laflamme by Hervé Gagnon
Bondrée by Andrée Michaud
Meurtre à l’hôtel Despréaux by Maryse Rouy
Repentirs by Richard Ste Marie

BEST JUVENILE/YA BOOK
Face-Off by Michael Betcherman
Dead Man's Switch by Sigmund Brouwer
The Voice Inside My Head by S.J. Laidlaw
About That Night by Norah McClintock
The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts

BEST NONFICTION BOOK
Being Uncle Charlie by Bob Deasy (with Mark Ebner)
The Massey Murder by Charlotte Gray
Innocence on Trial: The Framing of Ivan Henry by Joan McEwen
Life Real Loud: John Lefebvre, Neteller and the Revolution in Online Gambling by Bill Reynolds
Extreme Mean by Paula Todd

UNHANGED ARTHUR FOR BEST UNPUBLISHED FIRST CRIME NOVEL
Rum Luck by Ryan Aldred
Full Curl by Dave Butler
Crisis Point by Dwayne Clayden
Afghan Redemption by Bill Prentice
Strange Things Done by Elle Wild

DERRICK MURDOCH AWARD
Sylvia McConnell, founder and publisher, RendezVous Crime

The shortlist was announced in late April, so please forgive our tardiness in commending the nominees, but there's still time to plan to attend the Arthur Ellis Awards Gala on May 28th at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto.

Congratulations to all!

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