Arthur Ellis Awards 2013 shortlist!

Huge thanks to the judges who chose TBO for the shortlist for the Arthur Ellis award for Best First Novel! Deryn Collier and Peter Kirby are friends of mine so I’m very happy to see their names on the same list. Congratulations to all my other friends who made the cut — good luck, everyone! 

2013 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists

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)

Vicki Delany, A Winter Kill (Orca)

Barbara Fradkin, Evil behind that Door (Orca)

Christopher Moore, Reunion (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 Writing 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

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2 Responses to Arthur Ellis Awards 2013 shortlist!

  1. Mae Lorette says:

    This list is much appreciated. Thanks.


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