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Tuesday, 21 May 2013 18:59
On May 30, the Crime Writers of Canada will award its 2013 Arthur Ellis Awards for excellence in Canadian crime writing.
This year marks the 29th anniversary of the prestigious awards, named after the nom de travail of Canada's official hangman, at left.
In addition, the CWC has an award for yet-to-be-published crime writers – the Unhanged Arthur for the best unpublished first crime novel.
2013 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists (with authors’ hometowns)
Deryn Collier, Confined Space (Simon & Schuster) – Vancouver, BC
Peter Kirby, The Dead of Winter (Linda Leith Publishing) – Montreal, QC
Chris Laing, A Private Man (Seraphim) – Hamilton, ON
Simone St. James, The Haunting of Maddy Clare (NAL) – Toronto, ON
Giles Blunt, Until the Night (Random House Canada) – Toronto, ON
Sean Chercover, The Trinity Game (Thomas & Mercer) – Toronto, ON
Stephen Miller, The Messenger (Delacorte Press) – Vancouver, BC
Carsten Stroud, Niceville (Knopf) – west coast US
Vicki Delany, A Winter Kill (Orca) – Picton, ON
Barbara Fradkin, Evil behind that Door (Orca) – Ottawa, ON
Christopher Moore, “Reunion” in Phnom Penh Noir (Heaven Lake Press) – Bangkok, Thailand
Best Short Story
Sandy Conrad, “Sins of the Fathers” in Daughters and Other Strangers (The Brucedale Press) – Paisley, ON
Scott MacKay, “Cruel Coast” in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (July 2012) – Toronto, ON
Jas R. Petrin, “Mad Dog” in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine (October 2012) – United States
Yasuko Thanh, “Spring-blade Knife” in Floating Like the Dead (McClelland & Stewart) – Victoria, BC
Guy Lawson, Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market, and Wall Street’s Wildest Con (Crown Books/Random House) – upstate NY
Steve Lillebuen, The Devil’s Cinema: The Untold Story behind Mark Twitchell’s Kill Room (McClelland & Stewart) – Edmonton, AB
Bruce Livesey, Thieves of Bay Street: How Banks, Brokerages and the Wealthy Steal Billions from Canadians (Random House Canada) – Toronto, ON
Y.S. Lee, The Agency: The Traitor in the Tunnel (Candlewick Press) – Kingston, ON
Sylvia McNicoll, Crush Candy Corpse (James Lorimer & Company) – Burlington, ON
Shane Peacock, Becoming Holmes (Tundra Books) – Cobourg, ON
Elizabeth Stewart, The Lynching of Louie Sam (Annick Press) – Vancouver, BC
Best Crime Writing in French
André Jacques, De pierres et de sang (Druide) – Sherbrooke, QC
Jean Lemieux, L’homme du jeudi (La courte échelle) – Iles de la Madeleine, QC
Martin Michaud, Je me souviens (Goélette) – Quebec, QC
Richard Ste Marie, L’inaveu (Alire) – Montreal, QC
Best Unpublished First Crime Novel: the Unhanged Arthur
Ilonka Halsband, The Raffle Baby – Moosejaw, SK
Coleen Steele, Sins Revisited – Bowmanville, ON
Sunday, 19 May 2013 04:29
Owen Laukkanen’s debut, The Professionals, was my favorite of 2012. This tale of four newly graduated college friends who turn to kidnapping because they can’t find jobs was a vivid illustration of contemporary economics while exploring how a sense of entitlement and selfishness can shade people’s logic.
Laukkanen’s second novel, Criminal Enterprise, again taps into the economic downturn as a wealthy accountant turns to robbing banks when he is laid off. He finds that bank robbing brings him more job satisfaction than his regular job ever did.
But Laukkanen doesn’t make his criminals the heroes of his novels. His series’ real heroes are FBI agent Carla Windermere and Minnesota state cop Kirk Stevens.
Although his novels are set in America and he writes evocatively about the U.S., Laukkanen is from Canada. He grew up in Windsor, Ontario, which is near Detroit. Why he writes about the U.S. instead of Canada is a question that comes up at nearly every book signing—“usually from the Canadians in the audience,” he said.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 05:19
About two years ago, the Avon Books imprint, which is part of HarperCollins, launched its digital romance imprint called Impulse.
Now HarperCollins/William Morrow is launching Witness, which is being called its “digital-original” mystery, suspense and thriller line.
According to the publisher, 100 titles already have been selected for Witness with the first 10 titles to be released in October.
Anything that brings more authors to the publishing table is a good thing for all of us.
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:09
The winners will be chosen by the full-time members of the 44th Bouchercon September 19-22, in Albany, New York.
Dare Me by Megan Abbott (Reagan Arthur)
The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover (Thomas & Mercer)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)
BEST FIRST NOVEL
Don't Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman (Thomas Dunne)
The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen (Putnam)
The Expats by Chris Pavone (Crown)
The 500 by Matthew Quirk (Reagan Arthur)
Black Fridays by Michael Sears (Putnam)
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Whiplash River by Lou Berney (William Morrow)
Murder for Choir by Joelle Charbonneau (Berkley Prime Crime)
And She Was by Alison Gaylin (Harper)
Blessed are the Dead by Malla Nunn (Emily Bestler)
Big Maria by Johnny Shaw (Thomas & Mercer)
BEST SHORT STORY
"Mischief in Mesopotamia" by Dana Cameron, EQMM, Nov 2012
"Kept in the Dark" by Shelia Connolly, Best New England Crime Stories: Blood Moon (Level Best)
"The Lord is My Shamus" by Barb Goffman, Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder, p.97 (Wildside)
"Peaches" by Todd Robinson, Grift, Spring 2012, p.80
"The Unremarkable Heart" by Karin Slaughter, Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance, p.177 (Mulholland)
BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION WORK
Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels by John Connolly and Declan Burke, eds. (Hodder & Stoughton/Emily Bestler)
Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950 - Joseph Goodrich, ed. (Perfect Crime)
More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered by D.P. Lyle, M.D. (Medallion)
The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie by Mathew Prichard, ed. (Harper)
In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero by Otto Penzler, ed. (Smart Pop)
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