2015 Arthur Ellis Award winners

Last night, at the Arthur Ellis Gala in Toronto, The Crime Writers of Canada presented the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards.

Best Novel
C.C. Humphreys, Plague, Doubleday Canada

Rest of the Shortlist
Brenda Chapman, Cold Mourning, Dundurn Press
Barbara Fradkin, None so Blind, Dundurn Press
Maureen Jennings, No Known Grave, McClelland & Stewart
Alen Mattich, Killing Pilgrim, House of Anansi


Best First Novel
Steve Burrows, Siege of Bitterns, Dundurn Press

Rest of the Shortlist
Janet Brons, A Quiet Kill, Touchwood Editions
M.H. Callway, Windigo Fire, Seraphim Editions
Eve McBride, No Worst, There Is None, Dundurn Press
Sam Wiebe, Last of the Independents, Dundurn Press


Best Novella
Jas. R. Petrin, A Knock on the Door, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine

Rest of the shortlist
Rick Blechta, The Boom Room, Orca Book Publishers
Vicki Delany, Juba Good, Orca Book Publishers
Ian Hamilton, The Dragon Head of Hong Kong, House of Anansi


Best Short Story
Margaret Atwood, Stone Mattress, McClelland & Stewart

Rest of the shortlist
Melodie Campbell, Hook, Line and Sinker, Your McMurray Magazine
Peter Clement, Therapy, Belgrave House
Madona Skaff, First Impressions, The Whole She-Bang 2, Sisters in Crime
Kevin P. Thornton, Writers Block, World Enough and Crime, Carrick Publishing


Best Book in French
Andrée Michaud, Bondrée, Editions Québec Amérique

Rest of the shortlist
Hervé Gagnon, Jack: Une enquête de Joseph Laflamme, Expression noir / Groupe librex
Maryse Rouy, Meurtre à l’hôtel Despréaux, Édition Druide
Richard Ste Marie, Repentirs, Alire


Best Juvenile/YA Book
Sigmund Brouwer, Dead Man’s Switch, Harvest House

Rest of the shortlist
Michael Betcherman, Face-Off, Penguin Canada
S.J. Laidlaw, The Voice Inside My Head, Tundra Books
Norah McClintock, About That Night, Orca Book Publishers
Jeyn Roberts, The Bodies We Wear, Knopf Books for Young Readers


Best Nonfiction Book
Charlotte Gray, The Massey Murder, HarperCollins

Rest of the shortlist
Bob Deasy (with Mark Ebner), Being Uncle Charlie, Penguin Random House
Joan McEwen, Innocence on Trial: The Framing of Ivan Henry, Heritage House
Bill Reynolds, Life Real Loud: John Lefebvre, Neteller and the Revolution in Online Gambling, ECW Press
Paula Todd, Extreme Mean, McClelland & Stewart


Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel
Strange Things Done by Elle Wild

Rest of the shortlist
Rum Luck by Ryan Aldred
Full Curl by Dave Butler
Crisis Point by Dwayne Clayden
Afghan Redemption by Bill Prentice