..And the Arthur Ellis Award Shortlists

The Crime Writers of Canada has selected its shortlists of nominees for the 2007 Arthur Ellis Awards:

Best Novel
Lone Wolf, by Linwood Barclay (Bantam/RHC)
Every Secret Thing, by Emma Cole aka Susanna Kearsley (Allison & Busby)
Honour Among Men, by Barbara Fradkin (RendezVous Press)
Break No Bones, by Kathy Reichs (Scribner/Simon & Schuster)
Piece of My Heart, by Peter Robinson (McClelland & Stewart)

Best First Novel
The Elvis Interviews, Glen Bonham (Battlefield Publishing)
Sign of the Cross, by Anne Emery (ECW Press)
Reparations, by Stephen Kimber (HarperCollins Canada)
Dead Money, by Grant McCrea (Random House Canada)
Deadly Lessons, by David Russell (RendezVous Press)

Best Non-fiction
The Desperate Ones: Forgotten Canadian Outlaws, by Edward Butts (Dundurn Press)
The Brotherhoods: The True Story of Two Cops Who Murdered for the Mafia, by Guy Lawson and William Oldham, (Scribner/Simon & Schuster)
To the Grave: A Spectacular RCMP Sting, by Mike McIntyre (Great PlainsPublications)
High: Confessions of a Pot Smoker, Brian O’Dea (Random House Canada)
Who Named the Knife? by Linda Spalding (McClelland & Stewart)

Best Juvenile
The Mystery of the Graffiti Ghoul, Marty Chan (Thistledown Press)
Hamish X and the Cheese Pirates, by Sean Cullen (Penguin Canada)
The Devil, The Banshee and Me, by L.M. Falcone (Kidscan Press)
Tell, by Norah McClintock (Orca)
All In, by Monique Polak (James Lorimer)

Best Short Story
“Lady in Violet Satin,” by Vicki Cameron (Storyteller, Fall 2006)
“The Curious Case of the Book Baron,” by Karl El-Koura (Storyteller, Spring 2006)
“Voices from the Deep,” by Barbara Fradkin (in Dead in the Water, edited by Violette Malan and Therese Greenwood; RendezVous)
“Canadian Diamonds,” by Jennifer Geens (Storyteller, Summer 2006)
“Fuzzy Wuzzy,” by Dennis Richard Murphy (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, August 2006)

Best Unpublished First Crime Novel (the Unhanged Arthur)
Murder in a Cold Climate, by Jennifer Hemstock
Ego Tenderloin, by Meika Erinn McClurg
Last Date, by Rosemary McCracken
Margarita Nights, by Phyllis Smallman
Condemned, by Kevin Thornton

Winner will be announced on June 7, 2007, at Mysteriously Yours …

Dinner Theatre in Toronto during the 24th annual Arthur Ellis Awards

dinner. Congratulations to all the nominees.