Friday, April 19, 2013

Arthur Ellis Awards Nominees

The Crime Writers of Canada announced the nominees for the 2013 Arthur Ellis Awards.

Best First Novel:
• The Beggar’s Opera, by Peggy Blair (Penguin Canada)
• Confined Space, by Deryn Collier (Simon & Schuster)
• The Dead of Winter, by Peter Kirby (Linda Leith)
• A Private Man, by Chris Laing (Seraphim)
• The Haunting of Maddy Clare, by Simone St. James (NAL)

Best Novel:
• Trust Your Eyes, by Linwood Barclay (Doubleday Canada)
• Until the Night, by Giles Blunt (Random House Canada)
• The Trinity Game, by Sean Chercover (Thomas & Mercer)
• The Messenger, by Stephen Miller (Delacorte Press)
• Niceville, by Carsten Stroud (Knopf)

Best Novella:
• Contingency Plan, by Lou Allin (Orca Rapid Reads)
• A Winter Kill, by Vicki Delany (Orca Rapid Reads)
• Evil Behind that Door, by Barbara Fradkin (Orca Rapid Reads)
• Reunion, by Christopher G. Moore (from Phnom Penh Noir, edited by Christopher G. Moore; Heaven Lake Press)

Best Short Story:
• “Life without George,” by Melodie Campbell (Over My Dead Body!, August 2012)
• “Sins of the Fathers,” by Sandy Conrad (from Daughters and Other Strangers, The Brucedale Press)
• “Cruel Coast,” by Scott MacKay (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2012)
• “Mad Dog,” Jas R. Petrin (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, October 2012)
• “Spring-blade Knife,” by Yasuko Thanh (from Floating Like the Dead, McClelland & Stewart)

Best Non-fiction:
• Bloody Justice: The Truth behind the Bandidos Massacre at Shedden, by Anita Arvast (John Wiley)
• Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market, and Wall Street’s Wildest Con, by Guy Lawson (Crown/Random House)
• The Devil’s Cinema: The Untold Story behind Mark Twitchell’s Kill Room, by Steve Lillebuen (McClelland & Stewart)
• Thieves of Bay Street: How Banks, Brokerages and the Wealthy Steal Billions from Canadians, by Bruce Livesey (Random House Canada)

Best Juvenile/Young Adult:
• Live to Tell, by Lisa Harrington (Cormorant Books)
• The Agency: The Traitor in the Tunnel, by Y.S. Lee (Candlewick Press)
• Crush Candy Corpse, by Sylvia McNicoll (James Lorimer)
• Becoming Holmes, by Shane Peacock (Tundra)
• The Lynching of Louie Sam, by Elizabeth Stewart (Annick Press)

Best Crime Book in French:
• La Nuit des albinos: Sur les traces de Max O’Brien, by Mario Bolduc (Libre Expression)
• De pierres et de sang, by André Jacques (Druide)
• L’homme du jeudi, by Jean Lemieux (La courte échelle)
• Je me souviens, by Martin Michaud (Goélette)
• L’inaveu, by Richard Ste Marie (Alire)

Best Unpublished First Crime Novel (“The Unhanged Arthur”):
• Cold Black Tide, by William Hall
• The Raffle Baby, by Ilonka Halsband
• Sins Revisited, by Coleen Steele

Winners will be announced on May 30 during a ceremony at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto.

HT: The Rap Sheet

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