Saturday, June 04, 2011

Winners of the 2011 Arthur Ellis Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards

The winners of the 2011 Arthur Ellis Awards were announced on Thursday evening by the Crime Writers of Canada for excellence in works in the crime/mystery/thriller genre published for the first time in the previous year by permanent residents of Canada, or by Canadian citizens living abroad.

◊ Best Crime Novel: Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (Little, Brown)

◊ Best First Crime Novel: The Debba by Avner Mandleman (Random House)

◊ Best Crime Novel in French: Dans le quartier des agités by Jacques Côté (Éditions Alire)

◊ Best Crime Non-Fiction: On the Farm by Stevie Cameron (Alfred A. Knopf)

◊ Best Juvenile/Young Adult Crime Book: Lost For Words (The Worst Thing She Ever Did) by Alice Kuipers (HarperCollins)

◊ Best Crime Short Story: "So Much in Common" by Mary Jane Maffini (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

◊ Best First Unpublished Crime Novel: Better Off Dead by John Jeneroux

(Hat tip to The Rap Sheet.)

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