Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny was the Best Novel of the Year. It was not a surprise winner. It is a remarkable mystery. (Click here Bury Your Dead for my review.) Its success is vaulting Penny into the international elite of mystery writers. It has also won the Agatha Award for Best Mystery in the U.S. and was chosen as American Library Association as the Best Mystery of 2010. It is on the shortlist of the Anthony and Barry Awards.
Also winning Arthur Ellis Awards were:
1.) Best First Novel – The Debba by Avner Mandleman2.) Best Juvenile or Young Adult Book – The Worst Thing She Ever Did by Alice Kuipers
3.) Best Non-Fiction – On the Farm by Stevie Cameron on serial killer Robert Pickton
4.) Best Short Story - So Much in Common by Mary Jane Maffini
5.) Best Novel published in French – Dans le quartier des agités
6.) Best Unpublished First Crime Novel - Better Off Dead by John Jeneroux
Nancy Grant and Lou Allin were awarded the Derrick Murdoch Award for their special contributions to the crime or mystery genre.