The Arthur Ellis Awards were just announced this week. Crime Writers of Canada present the Arthur Ellis Awards (named after the working name of Canada’s official hangman) to recognize excellence in Canadian crime writing. Awards are presented in six categories for works in the crime genre published for the first time in the previous year by authors living in Canada, regardless of their nationality, or by Canadian writers living outside of Canada.
Derrick Murdoch Award – Christina Jennings
Best Crime Novel – The Fortunate Brother by Donna Morrissey
Best First Crime Novel – Strange Things Done by Elle Wild
Best Crime Novella – Rundown by Rick Blechta
Best Crime Short Story – “A Death at the Parsonage” by Susan Daly, The Whole She-Bang 3, Toronto Sisters in Crime
Best Juvenile/YA Crime Book – Masterminds by Gordon Korman
Best Crime Nonfiction Book – A Daughter’s Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story by Jeremy Grimaldi