Saturday, April 26, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Awards Announced

The Arthur Ellis Awards

The Crime Writers of Canada has announced the nominees for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Award recognizing excellence in Canadian crime writing. The winners will be announced at the Arthur Ellis Gala on June 5th, 2014 in Toronto.

The nominees are …

Best Crime Novel:

Walls of a Mind by John Brooke (Signature Editions)
The Devil's Making by Seán Haldane (Stone Flower Press)
An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St. James (Penguin Books)
Presto Variations by Lee Lamothe (Dundurn)
Miss Montreal by Howard Shrier (Vintage Canada)

Best First Crime Novel:

Almost Criminal by E. R. Brown (Dundurn)
The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison (Penguin Books Canada)
Hot Sinatra by Axel Howerton (Evolved Publishing)
Bait by J. Kent Messum (Penguin Canada)
Die on Your Feet by S. G. Wong (Carina Press)

Best Crime Novel in French:

Saccages by Chrystine Brouillet (La courte échelle)
Et à l'heure de votre mort by Jacques Côté (éditions Alire)
L'enfant promis by Maureen Martineau (La courte échelle)
Le fils emprunté by Jacques Savoie (Éditions Libre Expression)

Best Juvenile / Young Adult Novel:

Sabotage by Karen Autio (Sono Nis Press)
Apparition by Gail Gallant (Doubleday Canada)
Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History's Mysteries by Elizabeth MacLeod (Annick Press)
Who I'm Not by Ted Staunton (Orca Books)

Best Short Story:

• "Watermelon Weekend" by Donna Carrick (Thirteen, Carrick Publishing)
• "Under Cap Ste. Claire" by Jas. R. Petrin (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, October 2013, Dell Magazines)
• "Footprints in Water" by Twist Phelan (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 2013, Dell Magazines)
• "The Emerald Skull" by Sylvia Maultash Warsh (Thirteen, Carrick Publishing)
• "The Third Echo" by Sam Wiebe (Girl Trouble: Malfeasance Occasional, St. Martin's Press)

Best Crime Novella:

The Goddaughter's Revenge by Melodie Campbell (Orca Books)
My Sister's Keeper by Brenda Chapman (Grassroots Press)
A Woman Scorned by James Heneghan (Orca Books)

The Unhanged Arthur (for Best Unpublished Novel):

Death at the Iron House Lodge by L. J. Gordon
Cold Girl by Rachel Greenaway
The Snow Job by Charlotte Morganti
Descent by Kristina Stanley

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