Thursday, April 28, 2011

Arthur Ellis Awards Short List Announced

The Crime Writer's of Canada have announced the short list for this year's prestigious Arthur Ellis Awards for best crime fiction, and non-fiction, published in 2010. Indigo book store at Bay and Bloor streets in Toronto hosted the event tonight with a panel of Canadian writers that included Rosemary Aubert, Linwood Barclay, Rick Blechta, Maureen Jennings, Susanna Kearsley, Dorothy McIntosh, Brent Pilkey, Howard Shrier, and Eric Wright.

Here are the nominees for this years Arthur Ellis Awards:

Best Crime Novel:
Michael Van Rooy - A Criminal to Remember
Louise Penny - Bury Your Dead
Mike Knowles - In Plain Sight
C.B Forrest - Slow Recoil
Jeffrey Moore - The Extinction Club

Best First Crime Novel:
Hilary Davidson - The Damage Done
Avner Mandleman - The Debba
Michael McKinley - The Penalty Killing
Nicholas Ruddock - The Parabolist
Chevy Stevens - Still Missing

Best French Crime Novel:
Jacques Savoie - Cinq secondes
Jacques Côté - Dans le quartier des agités
Michel Châteauneuf - La société des pères meurtriers
Bernard Gilbert - Quand la mort s’invite à la première
Johanne Seymour - Vanités

Best YA Crime Novel:
Allan Stratton - Borderline
Sharee Fitch - Pluto’s Ghost
Yvonne Prinz - The Vinyl Princess
Alice Kuipers - Lost For Words
Norah McClintock - Victim Rights

Best Crime Short Story:
Jas R. Petrin - “In it Up to My Neck” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
Mary Jane Maffini - “So Much in Common” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Jordan McPeek - “The Big Touch” Thuglit Magazine
James Powell - “The Piper’s Door” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
William Deverall - “The Bust” Whodunnit, Sun Media’s Canadian Crime Fiction Showcase

The Unhanged Arthur category for Unpublished Novel:
John Jeneroux - Better Off Dead
Kevin Thorton - Uncoiled
Jayne Barnard - When the Bow Breaks

Best Crime Non-Fiction:
Roy MacGregor - Northern Light
Stevie Cameron - On the Farm
Robert Wright - Our Man in Tehran

Congratulations to all the nominees! The winners will be announced at the Bloody Words Convention June 2nd, held this year in Victoria B.C. For more information visit the Crime Writer's of Canada Website:

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