Arthur Ellis shortlist

The Arthur Ellis Awards, which are given to the best in Canadian crime fiction, have announced their shortlists:

Best Novel

Rick Blechta, Cemetery
of the Nameless
(RendezVous Press)
Giles Blunt, Blackfly Season (Random House
Alex Brett, Cold Dark Matter (Castle Street
William Deverell, April Fool (McClelland &
Peter Robinson, Strange Affair (McClelland &

Best First Novel

Rob Harasymchuk,
The Joining of Dingo Radish (Great Plains
Mike Harrison, All Shook Up (ECW Press)
Illona Haus, Blue Mercy (Pocket Star Books/Simon
& Schuster)
Louise Penny, Still Life (McArthur & Company)
Ilona van Mil, Sugarmilk Falls (McClelland &

Best Short Story

Melanie Fogel, “Plenty of
Time” in When Boomers Go Bad (RendezVous Press)
Day’s Lee, “The Red Pagoda” in When Boomers Go Bad
(RendezVous Press)
Rick Mofina, “Lightning Rider” in Murder in Vegas
(Forge Books)
James Powell, “The Headless Horseman and the Horseless
Carriage” in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
(September/October 2005)
Coleen Steele, “The Knitting Circle” in Storyteller
(Winter 2005)

Best Non-Fiction

Linda Diebel,
Betrayed: The Assassination of Digna Ochoa

(HarperCollins Canada)
Rebecca Godfrey, Under the Bridge: The True Story of
the Murder of Reena Virk
(HarperCollins Canada)
Susanne Reber & Robert Renaud, Starlight Tour: The
Last, Lonely Night of Neil Stonechild
(Random House
Daniel Sanger, Hell’s Witness (Penguin Canada)

Best Juvenile

Goldfarb, Remember, Remember (UKA)
Vicki Grant, Quid Pro Quo (Orca Book Publishers)
Jacqueline Guest, Wild Ride (James Lorimer &
Norah McClintock, Not a Trace (Scholastic Canada)
Diane Tullson, Red Sea (Orca Book Publishers)

  </span><br /> <span style="font-size: 1.2em;color: #ff0000;"><br /> Best Crime Writing in French</span><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family: Times New Roman;"><br /> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Benoit Bouthillette, <em><br /> La Trace de l’escargot </em>(Les Editions JCL)<br /> Jacques Côté, <em>La Rive noire</em> (Alire)<br /> Gérard Galarneau, <em>Motel Riviera </em>(Les Editions<br /> JCL)</span></span></h3> </blockquote> 

    Congratulations to all the nominees. The winners will be announced at the Arthur Ellis Awards dinner on Thursday, June 8, at Mysteriously Yours…Dinner Theatre in Toronto.