Thursday, June 05, 2008

Arthurs, Arthurs Everywhere

The Crime Writers of Canada announced the winners of its 25th annual Arthur Ellis Awards during a special presentation dinner tonight in Toronto. The fortunate few are:

Best Novel: Trumpets Sound No More, by Jon Redfern (RendezVous Crime/Napoleon & Company)

Also nominated: No Time for Goodbye, by Linwood Barclay (Bantam); Snow Candy, by Terry Carroll (Mercury Press); A Journeyman to Grief, by Maureen Jennings (McClelland & Stewart); and The Cruellest Month, by Louise Penny (McArthur & Company)

Best First Novel: García’s Heart, by Liam Durcan (McClelland & Stewart)

Also nominated: The Line Painter, by Claire Cameron (HarperCollins); Big City, Bad Blood, by Sean Chercover (Morrow/HarperCollins); Blood of Dreams, by Susan Parisi (Penguin Australia); The Silk Train Murder, by Sharon Rowse (Carroll & Graf); and Sucker Punch, by Marc Strange (Castle Street Mysteries/Dundurn)

Best Non-fiction: One Child at a Time: The Global Fight to Rescue Children from Online Predators, by Julian Sher (Random House Canada)

Also nominated: Enter the Babylon System, by Rodrigo Bascunan and Christian Pearce (Random House Canada); The Last to Die: Ronald Turpin, Arthur Lucas, and the End of Capital Punishment in Canada, by Robert J. Hoshowsky (Hounslow/Dundurn); The War on Women: Elly Armour, Jane Hurshman, and Criminal Violence in Canadian Homes, by Brian Vallée (Key Porter); and Where War Lives, by Paul Watson (McClelland & Stewart)

Best Short Story: “Turners,” by Leslie Watts (Kingston Whig-Standard, July 7, 2007)

Also nominated: “Eight Lords A’Leaping,” by Vicki Cameron (in Locked Up, edited by Sue Pike; Deadlock Press); “Wreckwood,” by Maureen Jennings (in Blood on the Holly, edited by Caro Soles; Baskerville Books); “The Hounds of Winter,” D.J. McIntosh (in Blood on the Holly); and “As Long as We Both Shall Live,” by Rick Mofina (in Blood on the Holly)

Best Juvenile: Eye of the Crow, by Shane Peacock (Tundra)

Also nominated: Racing for Diamonds, by Anita Daher (Orca); Spider’s Song, by Anita Daher (Puffin Canada/Penguin Canada); I.D., by Vicki Grant (Orca); and The Night Wanderer, by Drew Hayden Taylor (Annick Press)

Best Crime Writing in French: Tsiganes, by Mario Bolduc (Libre Expression)

Also nominated: Le Cercle des Pénitents, by Johanne Seymour (Libre Expression); GHB: Grossier, Horrible et Bête, by Pierre H. Richard (Editions Pratiko); Epidermes, by Diane Vincent (Triptyque); and Scènes de Crimes: Enquêtes sur le Roman Policier Contemporain, by Norbert Spehner (Alire)

Best Unpublished First Crime Novel (the Unhanged Arthur): The Witch of Babylon, by D.J. McIntosh

Also nominated: Mummer’s the Word, by Patricia Flewwelling; The Paris Letters, by Amy Tector; and Condemned, by Kevin Thornton

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