2018 ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD WINNERS

The Crime Writers of Canada has announced the winners for the 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards as follows:

BEST CRIME NOVEL:
The Winners' Circle, by Gail Bowen (McClelland & Stewart)
The Party, by Robyn Harding (Gallery/Scout Press)
The White Angel, by John MacLachlan (Gray Douglas and McIntyre)
WINNER Sleeping in the Ground, by Peter Robinson (McClelland & Stewart)
The Forgotten Girl, by Rio Youers (St. Martin's Press)

BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL:
Puzzle of Pieces, by Sally Hill Brouard (FriesenPress)
WINNER Full Curl, by Dave Butler (Dundurn Press)
Ragged Lake, by Ron Corbett (ECW Press)
Flush, by Sky Curtis (Inanna Publications)
Our Little Secret, by Roz Nay (Simon & Schuster Canada)

BEST CRIME NOVELLA: (The Lou Allin Memorial Award)
"Snake Oil," by M.H. Callway (in 13 Claws; Carrick Publishing)
WINNER "How Lon Pruitt Was Found Murdered in an Open Field with No Footprints Around," by Mike Culpepper (in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, September/October 2017)
"Blood & Belonging," by Vicki Delany (Orca Book Publishers)
"Dead Clown Blues," by R. Daniel Lester (Shotgun Honey)
"Money Maker," by Jas R. Petrin (in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, May/June 2017)

BEST CRIME SHORT STORY:
WINNER "The Outlier," by Catherine Astolfo (in 13 Claws; Carrick Publishing)
"There be Dragons," by Jane Petersen Burfield (in 13 Claws; Carrick Publishing)
"Jerusalem Syndrome," by Hilary Davidson (in Passport to Murder Bouchercon Anthology 2017, edited by John McFetridge; Down & Out Books)
"The RancheroÕs Daughter," by Sylvia Maultash Warsh (in 13 Claws; Carrick Publishing)
"The Sin Eaters," by Melissa Yi (in Montreal Noir, edited by John McFetridge and Jacques Fillippi; Akashic Noir)

BEST NONFICTION CRIME BOOK:
Murder in Plain English, by Michael Arntfield and Marcel Danesi (Prometheus Books)
WINNER The Whisky King, by Trevor Cole (HarperCollins)
Blood, Sweat and Fear, by Eve Lazarus (Arsenal Pulp Press)
The Dog Lover Unit, by Rachel Rose (St. Martin's)
Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence, by Alex Roslin (Sugar Hill Books)

BEST JUVENILE/YOUNG ADULT CRIME BOOK:
Missing, by Kelley Armstrong (Penguin Random House Doubleday Canada)
WINNER Chase - Get Ready to Run, by Linwood Barclay (Penguin Random House Puffin Canada)
The Disappearance, by Gillian Chan (Annick Press)
Thistlewood, by Donna Chubaty (Grasmere Publishing)
The Lives of Desperate Girls, by MacKenzie Common (Penguin Random House Penguin Teen Canada)

BEST CRIME BOOK IN FRENCH:
Amqui, by Eric Forbes (Heliotrope Noir)
La vie revee de Frank Bˇlair, by Maxime Houde (Editions Alire)
Les clefs du silence, by Jean Lemieux (Quebec Amerique)
La mort en bleu pastel, by Maryse Rouy (Editions Druide)
WINNER Les Tricoteuses, by Marie Saur (Heliotrope Noir)

BEST UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT:
The Alibi Network, by Raimey Gallant
Finn Slew, by Ken MacQueen
WINNER Destruction in Paradise, by Dianne Scott
Dig, Dug, Dead, by Sylvia Teaves
Condemned, by Kevin Thornton

The 2018 CWC Grand Master Award Recipient:
Gail Bowen for her long and illustroious carreer as a crime fiction author

The winners were announced on May 24 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


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