Arthur Ellis 2013 Shortlists

Congratulations to the finalists!

Best First Novel

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

Best Novel

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

Best Novella

  • Lou Allin, Contingency Plan, (Orca Rapid Reads)
  • Vicki Delany, A Winter Kill, (Orca Rapid Reads)
  • Barbara Fradkin, Evil behind that Door, (Orca Rapid Reads)
  • Christopher Moore, "Reunion", Phnom Penh Noir, (Heaven Lake Press)

Best Short Story

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

Best Nonfiction

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

Best Juvenile/YA

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

Best Crime Book in French

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

Best Unpublished First Crime Novel: the Unhanged Arthur

  • William Hall, Cold Black Tide
  • Ilonka Halsband, The Raffle Baby
  • Coleen Steele, Sins Revisited
Winners will be announced on May 30th, in Toronto.

April 2013

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to all the lucky nominees of this prestigious contest!
    Elaine Ash/ Anonymous-9