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Old 05-19-2011, 07:39 PM   #1
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Arthur Ellis 2011 Awards - Crime Writers of Canada Awards

2011 Arthur Ellis Awards

Crime Writers of Canada - www.crimewriterscanada.com

The Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing
The prestigious Arthur Ellis Awards are presented in 6 categories for excellence in works in the crime/mystery/thriller genre published for the first time in the previous year by permanent residents of Canada, or by Canadian citizens living abroad.

Who was Arthur Ellis?
Arthur Ellis was the nom de travail of the last official hangman in Canada

The Stats
56 titles were entered for Best Crime Novel!
5 were short-listed!
1 will be honoured as winner in Victoria, BC, Canada on June 2nd, 2011.

Best Crime Novel
Author - Title - Publisher, paper price (e-book details)
C. B. Forrest - Slow Recoil - RendezVous Crime, $16.95 (no e-book)
Mike Knowles - In Plain Sight - ECW Press, $24.95 (Kobo: $13.79; Kindle: $9.99)
Jeffrey Moore - The Extinction Club - Penguin Canada, $20.00 (Kobo: $22.09; Kindle: $17.60)
Louise Penny - Bury Your Dead - Little, Brown, $24.99 (Kobo not available; Kindle: $8.42)
Michael Van Rooy - A Criminal to Remember - Ravenstone, $16.00 (no e-book)

Best FIRST Crime Novel
Hilary Davidson - The Damage Done - Forge Books, $28.99 hardcover only (Kobo: $14.29; Kindle: $11.99)
Avner Mandelman - The Debba - Other Press, $17.95 (Kobo: $9.89; Kindle: $9.57)
Michael McKinley - The Penalty Killing - McClelland & Stewart, $19.99 (Kobo: $11.59; Kindle: $9.99)
Nicholas Ruddock - The Parabolist - Anchor Canada, $19.95 (Kobo: 11.59; $9.99)
Chevy Stevens - Still Missing - St. Martin's Canada, $16.99 (Kobo: $14.29; $11.99)

Other categories include:
Best French Crime Book
Best Juvenile or Young Adult Crime Book
Best Crime Nonfiction
Best Crime Short Story
Best First Unpublished Crime Novel
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Jeffrey Moore - The Extinction Club - Penguin Canada, $20.00 (Kobo: $16.99; Kindle: $17.60)
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At an award's banquet today in Victoria, BC, Louise Penny's Bury Your Dead has won the 2011 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel and Avner Mandelman's The Debba has won for Best First Crime Novel.

A few more details here: http://www.thestar.com/news/books/ar...-writing-prize

Congrats to winners and those short-listed!

(There's also a nice longer story about the annual conference which is held to host the awards here: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Blo...431/story.html)

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