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Thursday, May 06, 2004

Arthur Ellis Award Nominations 

The Crime Writers of Canada has announced their shortlist for the best in Canadian mystery:

BEST NOVEL:
Giles Blunt, The Delicate Storm (Random House Canada)
Mary Jane Maffini, Lament for a Lounge Lizard (RendezVous Press)
Kim Moritsugu, The Glenwood Treasure (Simon & Pierre, Dundurn)
David Rotenberg, The Hua Shan Hospital Murders (McArthur & Company)
Peter Robinson, The Summer that Never Was (M&S)

BEST FIRST NOVEL:
Anthony Bidulka, Amuse Bouche (Insomniac)
Michael Johansen, Confession in Moscow (Breakwater)
Jan Rehner, Just Murder (Sumach)
Michael E. Rose, Mazovia Legacy (McArthur & Company)
Barbara J. Stewart, The Sleeping Boy (Anchor Canada, RHC)

BEST CRIME WRITING IN FRENCH:
Chrystine Brouillet, Indesirables (La Courte Echelle)
Maxime Houde, La Salaire de la honte (Alire)
Jean Lemieux, On finit toujours par payer (La Courte Echelle)
Andre Marois, Les effets sont secondaires (La Courte Echelle)
Maryse Rouy, Au nom de Compostelle (Quebec Amerique)

BEST SHORT STORY:
Therese Greenwood, "A Christmas Bauble" in The Kingston Whig-Standard (December 24, 2003)
Dennis Murphy, "Dead in the Water" in Storyteller (Summer 2003)
Liz Palmer, "When Laura Smiles" in The Kingston Whig-Standard (December 24, 2003)
Vern Smith, "The Gimmick" in Hard Boiled Love (Insomniac)
Gregory Ward, "Dead Wood" in Hard Boiled Love (Insomniac)

BEST NON-FICTION:
"Jane Doe," The Story of Jane Doe (Random House Canada)
Mike McIntyre, Nowhere to Run: The Killing of Constable Dennis Strongquill (Great Plains Publications)
Jeffrey Miller, Where There's Life, There's Lawsuits (ECW)
Julian Sher & William Marsden, The Road to Hell (Knopf Canada)

BEST JUVENILE:
Barbara Haworth-Attard, Theories of Relativity (Harper Trophy Canada)
Tanya Lloyd Kyi, Truth (Orca Book Publishers)
Peggy Dymond Leavey, The Deep End Gang (Napoleon)
Norah McClintock, No Escape (Scholastic Canada)
Graham McNamee, Acceleration (Wendy Lamb Books, RHC)

The 2004 AE winners will be announced at the gala 21st anniversary Arthur Ellis Awards dinner on Wednesday, June 9, at the Ontario Club in Toronto. (link first seen at Jiro's wonderful Gumshoe Site.)

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