Is your favourite on the list?
It shouldn’t seem possible but the onset of home renovations is severely limiting my reading and blogging time. Meantime to keep you in the loop, Crime Writers of Canada has released the shortlist for the Arthur Ellis Awards:
John Brooke, Walls of a Mind (Signature Editions)
Seán Haldane, The Devil’s Making (Stone Flower Press)
Lee Lamothe, Presto Variations (Dundurn)
Howard Shrier, Miss Montreal (Vintage Canada)
Simone St. James, An Inquiry into Love and Death (Penguin Books)
Best First Novel ($1,000 cash prize)
E.R. Brown, Almost Criminal (Dundurn)
A.S.A. Harrison, The Silent Wife (Penguin Books Canada)
Axel Howerton, Hot Sinatra (Evolved Publishing)
J. Kent Messum, Bait (Penguin Canada)
S.G. Wong, Die on Your Feet (Carina Press)
Melodie Campbell, The Goddaughter’s Revenge (Orca Books)
Brenda Chapman, My Sister’s Keeper (Grassroots Press)
James Heneghan, A Woman Scorned (Orca Books)
Best Short Story
Donna Carrick, “Watermelon Weekend” (Thirteen, Carrick Publishing)
Jas. R. Petrin, “Under Cap Ste. Claire” (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, October 2013, Dell Magazines)
Twist Phelan, “Footprints in Water” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, July 2013, Dell Magazines)
Sylvia Maultash Warsh, “The Emerald Skull” (Thirteen, Carrick Publishing)
Sam Wiebe, “The Third Echo” (Girl Trouble: Malfeasance Occasional, MacMillan/St Martin’s Press)
Best Book in French
Chrystine Brouillet, Saccages (La courte échelle)
Jacques Côté, Et à l’heure de votre mort (Éditions Alire)
Maureen Martineau, L’enfant promis (La courte échelle)
Jacques Savoie, Le fils emprunté (Éditions Libre Expression)
Karen Autio, Sabotage (Sono Nis Press)
Gail Gallant, Apparition (Doubleday Canada)
Elizabeth MacLeod, Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s Mysteries (Annick Press)
Ted Staunton, Who I’m Not (Orca Books)
Unhanged Arthur ($500 cash prize)
L.J. Gordon, Death at the Iron House Lodge
Rachel Greenaway, Cold Girl
Charlotte Morganti, The Snow Job
Kristina Stanley, Descent
Kevin Thornton, Coiled
The Unhanged Arthur Award is for unpublished work. In addition to a cash prize, the winner of this award will have his or her work evaluated and critiqued by an editor at Dundurn Press.
The Crime Writers of Canada has also added an eighth prize to their list of awards this year. The CWC Grand Master Award for Crime Writing in Canada will go to a Canadian crime writer with a substantial body of work that has garnered national and international recognition. This year the award will go to Howard Engel, author of the award-winning Benny Cooperman detective series.
The winners of the 2014 Arthur Ellis Awards will be announced at an awards gala held on June 5 at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto.
3 responses to “CWC: Arthur Ellis Shortlist”
Kevin, Congrats on your nomination. I was excited to be on the list too. Best of luck to you and your novel. Kristina
Hi Kristina, just read your blog post about the night before the short list came out. I can’t begin to imagine!
And now you must wait for gala on June 5th. I would be there but will be flying from Cape Town to London on that evening.
Wish you all the best. In the meantime, dollars to donuts you are writing something else…?
Thanks for reading my blog. Yup, I’ve written 3 Kalin Thompson mysteries set in BC and I’m working on a fourth novel set in the Bahamas. All kinds of fun to be had.