2012 Arthur Ellis Award winners

Tonight, at a banquet in Toronto, The Crime Writers of Canada have announced the winners of the 2012 Arthur Ellis Awards.

Best Novel:
BEFORE THE POISON by Peter Robinson (M&S)

Best Non-Fiction
HOT ART: CHASING THIEVES AND DETECTIVES THROUGH THE SECRET WORLD OF STOLEN ART by Joshua Knelman, (Douglas & McIntyre)

Best Juvenile/Young Adult
BLINK & CAUTION by Tim Wynne-Jones (Candlewick Press/Random House)

Best First Novel
THE WATER RAT OF WANCHAI by Ian Hamilton (Spiderline/House of Anansi)

Best Short Story
“WHAT KELLY DID” by Catherine Astolfo (Northword Magazine)

Unhanged Arthur (Best Unpublished First Crime Novel)
LAST OF THE INDEPENDENTS by Sam Wiebe

Best Crime Writing in French
LA CHORALE DU DIABLE by Martin Michaud (Les Éditions Guélette)

In addition, The Derrick Murdoch Award was given to Catherine Astolfo and Donald Graves (posthumously). The award is for special for contributions to the field.

Congratulations to all of the winners.