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I am a lawyer in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada who enjoys reading, especially mysteries. Since 2000 I have been writing personal book reviews. This blog includes my reviews, information on and interviews with authors and descriptions of mystery bookstores I have visited. I strive to review all Saskatchewan mysteries. Other Canadian mysteries are listed under the Rest of Canada. As a lawyer I am always interested in legal mysteries. I have a separate page for legal mysteries. Occasionally my reviews of legal mysteries comment on the legal reality of the mystery. You can follow the progression of my favourite authors with up to 15 reviews. Each year I select my favourites in "Bill's Best of ----". As well as current reviews I am posting reviews from 2000 to 2011. Below my most recent couple of posts are the posts of Saskatchewan mysteries I have reviewed alphabetically by author. If you only want a sentence or two description of the book and my recommendation when deciding whether to read the book look at the bold portion of the review. If you would like to email me the link to my email is on the profile page.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

2019 Arthur Ellis Award Winners for Canadian Crime Fiction

Image result for 2019 arthur ellis awardsIt is the best night of the year with the announcement by the Crime Writers of Canada of the winners of the 2019 Arthur Ellis Awards.


CONGRATULATIONS
to the Winners of the
2019 ARTHUR ELLIS AWARDS

BEST CRIME NOVEL

Anne Emery
Though the Heavens Fall  

                                                                                  ECW Press

BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL
Sponsored by Rakuten Kobo

A.J. Devlin
Cobra Clutch

NeWest Press

BEST CRIME NOVELLA
The Lou Allin Memorial Award

John Lawrence Reynolds
Murder Among the Pines

Orca Book Publishers

BEST CRIME SHORT STORY
Sponsored by Mystery Weekly Magazine

Linda L. Richards
Terminal City

Vancouver Noir
Akashic Books

BEST CRIME BOOK IN FRENCH

Hervé Gagnon
Adolphus - Une enquĂȘte de Joseph Laflamme

Libre Expression

BEST JUVENILE/YOUNG ADULT CRIME BOOK

Linwood Barclay
Escape

Puffin Canada

BEST NONFICTION CRIME BOOK

Sarah Weinman
The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World

Alfred A. Knopf Canada

BEST UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT (aka The Unhanged Arthur)
Sponsored by Dundurn Press

Liv McFarlane
The Scarlet Cross

Of the winners I have read and enjoyed and reviewed Cobra Clutch. Devlin is a talented new crime fiction writer and Jed "Hammerhead" Ounslow a memorable sleuth.

I have not read Anne Emery and intend to read Though the Heavens Fall.

There is a lot of good Canadian crime fiction being written. 

4 comments:

  1. These do look terrific, Bill. And I've got some great new stories to add to my list. Congratulations to the winners.

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    1. Margot: Thanks for the comment. I am confident in good reading ahead for you.

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  2. Good news. Hope I can get these books here.

    Of interest: Here is an announcement of Attica Locke's next week in her Texas ranger series: http://www.atticalocke.com/book/heaven-my-home/
    It will be out in September.

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    1. Kathy D.: Thanks for the comment. I am looking forward to Attica's next book in that series.

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