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Arthur Ellis Awards

2014

CWC Grand Master Award Howard Engel

Best Crime Novel
  * The Devil’s Making by Seán Haldane
  ° Walls of a Mind by John Brooke
  ° Presto Variations by Lee Lamothe
  ° Miss Montreal by Howard Shrier
  ° An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St. James

Best First Crime Novel
  * Bait by J. Kent Messum
  ° Almost Criminal by E.R. Brown [review]
  ° The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison [review]
  ° Hot Sinatra by Axel Howerton
  ° Die on Your Feet by S.G. Wong

Best Crime Novella
  * “The Goddaughter’s Revenge” by Melodie Campbell
  Orca Books
  ° “My Sister’s Keeper” by Brenda Chapman
  Grassroots Press
  ° “A Woman Scorned” by James Heneghan
  Orca Books

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Footprints in Water” by Twist Phelan
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2013
  ° “Watermelon Weekend” by Donna Carrick
  Thirteen
  ° “Under Cap Ste. Claire” by Jas. R. Petrin
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, October 2013
  ° “The Emerald Skull” by Sylvia Maultash Warsh
  Thirteen
  ° “The Third Echo” by Sam Wiebe
  Girl Trouble: Malfeasance Occasional

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2013

Best Crime Novel
  * Until the Night by Giles Blunt
  ° Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay [review]
  ° Trinity Game by Sean Chercover
  ° The Messenger by Stephen Miller
  ° Niceville by Carsten Stroud

Best First Crime Novel
  * The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James [review]
  ° The Beggar’s Opera by Peggy Blair
  ° Confined Space by Deryn Collier
  ° The Dead of Winter by Peter Kirby
  ° A Private Man by Chris Laing

Best Crime Novella
  * Contingency Plan by Lou Allin
  °  A Winter Kill by Vicki Delany
  °  Evil Behind That Door by Barbara Fradkin
  °  Reunion by Christopher G. Moore

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Switch-blade Knife” by Yasuko Thanh
  Floating Like the Dead
  ° “Life without George” by Melodie Campbell
  Over My Dead Body!, August 2012
  ° “Sins of the Fathers” by Sandy Conrad
  Daughters and Other Strangers
  ° “Cruel Coast” by Scott MacKay
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2012
  ° “Mad Dog” by Jas R. Petri
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, October 2012

Best Non-fiction
  * The Devil’s Cinema: The Untold Story behind Mark Twitchell’s Kill Room by Steve Lillebuen
  ° Bloody Justice: The Truth behind the Bandidos Massacre at Shedden by Anita Arvast
  ° Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market, and Wall Street’s Wildest Con by Guy Lawson
  ° Thieves of Bay Street: How Banks, Brokerages and the Wealthy Steal Billions from Canadians by Bruce Livesey

Best Best Juvenile/Young Adult
  * Becoming Holmes by Shane Peacock
  ° Live to Tell by Lisa Harrington
  ° The Agency: The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee
  ° Crush. Candy. Corpse. by Sylvia McNicoll
  ° The Lynching of Louie Sam by Elizabeth Stewart

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2012

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Catherine Astolfo and Donald Graves

Best Crime Novel
  * Before the Poison by Peter Robinson [review]
  ° I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
  ° I’ll See You in My Dreams by William Deverell
  ° A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny [review]
  ° The Guilty Plea by Robert Rotenberg

Best First Crime Novel
  * The Water Rat of Wanchai by Ian Hamilton
  ° Watching Jeopardy by Norm Foster
  ° The Man Who Killed by Fraser Nixon
  ° The Survivor by Sean Slater
  ° Tight Corner by Roger White

Best Crime Short Story
  * “What Kelly Did” by Catherine Astolfo
  North Word Magazine
  ° “The Perfect Mark” by Melodie Campbell
  Flash Fiction Magazine
  ° “The Girl with the Golden Hair” by Scott Mackay
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  ° “Beer Money” by Shane Nelson
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  ° “A New Pair of Pants” by Jas. R. Petrin
 Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

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2011

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Lou Allin and Nancy Grant

Best Crime Novel
  * Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny [review]
  ° Slow Recoil by C.B Forrest
  ° In Plain Sight by Mike Knowles
  ° The Extinction Club by Jeffrey Moore
  ° A Criminal To Remember by Michael Van Rooy

Best First Crime Novel
  * The Debba by Avner Mandelman
  ° The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson [review]
  ° The Penalty Killing by Michael McKinley
  ° The Parabolist by Nicholas Ruddock
  ° Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

Best Crime Short Story
  * “So Much in Common” by Mary Jane Maffini
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  °  “The Bust” by William Deverell
  Whodunnit: Sun Media’s Canadian Crime Fiction Showcase
  ° “The Big Touch” by Jordan McPeek
  Thuglit.com
  ° “In it Up to My Neck” by Jas R. Petrin
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
  ° “The Piper’s Door” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

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2010

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Peter Robinson

Best Crime Novel
  * High Chicago by Howard Shrier
  ° Aloha, Candy Hearts by Anthony Bidulka
  ° Arctic Blue Death by R.J. Harlick
  ° The Finger’s Twist by Lee Lamothe
  ° Death Spiral by James W. Nichol

Best Crime First Novel
  * The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley [review]
  ° The Cold Light of Mourning by Elizabeth Duncan [review]
  ° The Weight of Stones by C.B. Forrest
  ° A Magpie’s Smile by Eugene Meese
  ° Darkness at the Stroke of Noon by Dennis Richard Murphy

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Prisoner in Paradise” by Dennis Richard Murphy
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  ° “Backup” by Rick Mofina
  Ottawa Magazine
  ° “Nothing is Easy” by James Petrin
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
  ° “Time Will Tell” by Twist Phelan
  MWA Presents the Prosecution Rests
  ° “Clowntown Pajamas” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

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2009

Derrick Murdoch Award
  *
Gail Bowen

Best Crime Novel
  * Too Close to Home by Linwood Barclay
  ° The K Hand Shape by Maureen Jennings
  ° Transgression by James W. Nichol
  ° The Murder Stone (A Rule Against Murder) by Louise Penny [review]
  ° The Tsunami File by Michael E. Rose

Best Crime First Novel
  * Buffalo Jump by Howard Shrier [review]
  ° Iced Under by Nadine Doolittle
  ° Talking to Wendigo by John C. Goodman
  ° Headline: Murder by April Lindgren
  ° Margarita Nights by Phyllis Smallman

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Filmsong” by Pasha Malla
  Toronto Noir
  ° “Clay Pillows” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, June 2008
  ° “Walking the Dog” by Peter Robinson
  Toronto Noir
  ° “An Ill Wind” by Amelia Symington
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2008
  ° “Thinking Inside the Box” by Kris Wood
  Going Out with a Bang

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2008

Derrick Murdoch Award
  *
Edward D. Hoch

Best Crime Novel
  * Trumpets Sound No More by Jon Redfern
  ° No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay
  ° Snow Candy by Terry Carroll
  ° A Journeyman to Grief by Maureen Jennings
  ° The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

Best Crime First Novel
  * García’s Heart by Liam Durcan
  ° The Line Painter by Claire Cameron
  ° Big City, Bad Blood by Sean Chercover
  ° Blood of Dreams by Susan Parisi
  ° The Silk Train Murder by Sharon Rowse
  ° Sucker Punch by Marc Strange

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Turners” by Leslie Watts
  The Kingston Whig-Standard, July 7, 2007

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2007

Best Crime Novel
  * Honour Among Men by Barbara Fradkin
  ° Lone Wolf by Linwood Barclay
  ° Every Secret Thing by Emma Cole
  ° Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs
  ° Piece of My Heart by Peter Robinson

Best Crime First Novel
  * Sign of the Cross by Anne Emery
  ° The Elvis Interviews by Glen Bonham
  ° Reparations by Stephen Kimber
  ° Dead Money by Grant McCrea
  ° Deadly Lessons by David Russell

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Fuzzy Wuzzy” by Dennis Richard Murphy
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, August 2006
  ° “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
  Dead in the Water
  ° “Canadian Diamonds” by Jennifer Geens
  Storyteller, Summer 2006

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2006

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Mary Jane Maffini

Best Crime Novel
  * April Fool by William Deverell
  ° Cemetery of the Nameless by Rick Blechta
  ° Black Fly Season by Giles Blunt
  ° Cold Dark Matter by Alex Brett
  ° Strange Affair by Peter Robinson

Best Crime First Novel
  * Still Life by Louise Penny
  ° The Joining of Dingo Radish by Rob Harasymchuk
  ° All Shook Up by Mike Harrison
  ° Blue Mercy by Illona Haus
  ° Sugarmilk Falls by Ilona van Mil

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Lightning Rider” by Rick Mofina
  Murder in Las Vegas: New Crime Tales of Gambling & Desperation
  ° “Plenty of Time” by Melanie Fogel
  When Boomers Go Bad
  ° “The Red Pagoda” by Day’s Lee
  When Boomers Go Bad
  ° “The Headless Horseman and the Horseless Carriage” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2005
  ° “The Knitting Circle” by Coleen Steele
  Storyteller, Winter 2005

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2005

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Max Haines

Best Crime Novel
  * Fifth Son by Barbara Fradkin
  ° The Last Good Day by Gail Bowen
  ° The Magyar Venus by Lyn Hamilton
  ° Playing with Fire by Peter Robinson
  ° Sweep Lotus by Mark Zuehlke

Best Crime First Novel
  * Dark Places by Jon Evans
  ° Death in the Age of Steam by Mel Bradshaw
  ° Raw Deal by Rick Gadziola
  ° Mad Money by Linda L. Richards [review]
  ° The Border Guards by Mark Sinnett

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Crocodile Tears” by Leslie Watts
  Revenge: A Noir Anthology
  ° “The Robbie Burns Revival” by Cecilia Kennedy
  Robbie Burns Revival
  ° “Sounds of Silence” by Dennis Richard Murphy
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 2004
  ° “Death of a Dry-Stone Wall” by Dennis Richard Murphy
  Storyteller, Summer 2004
  ° “Sunnyside” by Coleen Steele
  Storyteller, Summer 2004

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2004

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Cheryl Freedman

Best Crime Novel
  * The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt
  ° Lament for a Lounge Lizard by Mary Jane Maffini
  ° The Glenwood Treasure by Kim Moritsugu
  ° The Hua Shuan Hospital Murders by David Rotenberg
  ° The Summer that Never Was (Close to Home) by Peter Robinson

Best Crime First Novel
  * Just Murder by Jan Rehner
  ° Amuse Bouche by Anthony Bidulka
  ° Confession in Moscow by Michael Johansen
  ° The Mazovia Legacy by Michael E. Rose
  ° The Sleeping Boy by Barbara J. Stewart

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Dead Wood” by Gregory Ward
  Hardboiled Love
  ° “A Christmas Bauble” by Therese Greenwood
  Kingston Whig-Standard, December 14, 2003
  ° “Dead in the Water” by Dennis Murphy
  Storyteller, Summer 2003
  ° “When Laura Smiles” by Liz Palmer
  Bone Dance
  ° “The Gimmick” by Vern Smith
  Hardboiled Love

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2003

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Margaret Cannon

Best Crime Novel
  * Blood of Others by Rick Mofina
  ° Blackflies Are Murder by Lou Allin
  ° Once Upon a Time by Barbara Fradkin
  ° Hot Pursuit by Nora Kelly
  ° Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs

Best Crime First Novel
  * Midnight Cab by James W. Nichol
  ° The Unlikely Victims by Alvin Abram
  ° Undertow by Thomas Rendell Curran
  ° Work of Idle Hands by Jonathon Platz
  ° Come Clean by Kevin J. Porter

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Bottom Walker” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2002
  ° “Timber Town Justice” by Barbara Fradkin
  Storyteller, Summer 2002
  ° “The Last Name” by Cecilia Kennedy
  Storyteller, Summer 2002
  ° “The Christmas Tree Farm” by Scott Mackay
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, January 2002
  ° “Maisie’s Safe House” by Wes Smiderle
  Storyteller, Winter 2002
  ° “Taking Care of Howard” by Linda Wiken
  Over My Dead Body, Special Edition 2002

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2002

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * James Dubro, Caro Soles

Best Crime Novel
  * In the Midnight Hour by Michelle Spring
  ° The Laughing Falcon by William Deverell
  ° Ice Lake by John Farrow
  ° Cold Fear by Rick Mofina
  ° Aftermath by Peter Robinson

Best Crime First Novel
  * The Boy Must Die by Jon Redfern
  ° The Thief Taker by T.F. Banks
  ° The Devil in Me by J.D. Carpenter
  ° Missing: Presumed Dead by James Hawkins
  ° Every Wickedness by Cathy Vasas-Brown

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Sign of the Times” by Mary Jane Maffini
  Fit to Die
  ° “Coup de Grace” by Barbara Fradkin
  Iced: The New Noir Anthology of Cold, Hard Fiction
  ° “Double Trouble” by Barbara Fradkin
  Fit to Die
  ° “Blind Alley” by Mary Jane Maffini
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2001
  ° “Avenging Miriam” by Peter Sellers
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 2001

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2001

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * L.R. Wright

Best Crime Novel
  * Cold Is the Grave by Peter Robinson
  ° Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt
  ° One-Eyed Jacks by Brad Smith
  ° The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn by Eric Wright
  ° Kidnap by L.R. Wright

Best Crime First Novel
  * Hands Like Clouds by Mark Zuehlke
  ° Dying by Degrees by Eileen Coughlan
  ° If Angels Fall by Rick Mofina
  ° To Die in Spring by Sylvia Maultash Warsh
  ° Diamond Dogs by Alan Watt

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Murder in Utopia” by Peter Robinson
  Crime Through Time III
  ° “The Weeping Time” by Maureen Jennings
  Crime Through Time III
  ° “The Collusionists” by Scott Mackay
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2000
  ° “Murder on the Polar Bear Express” by Peter Sellers
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, January 2001
  ° “Catabolism” by Edo van Belkom
  Felonious Felines

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2000

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Eddie Barber, Rick Blechta, John North, David Skene-Melvin

Best Crime Novel
  * The Feast of Stephen by Rosemary Aubert
  ° The Dead of Winter by Lisa Appignanesi
  ° Slander by William Deverell
  ° City of Ice by John Farrow
  ° In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson

Best Crime First Novel
  * Lost Girls by Andrew Pyper
  ° Crimes of War by Peter Hogg
  ° Pluto Rising by Karen Irving
  ° Speak Ill of the Dead by Mary Jane Maffini
  ° Guilty Addictions by Garrett Wilson

Best Crime Short Story
  * “One More Kill” by Matt Hughes
  Blue Murder Mag, December 1999
  ° “Fair Lady” by Therese Greenwood
  Menopause is Murder
  ° “Kicking the Habit” by Mary Jane Maffinii
  Menopause is Murder
  ° “Jerrold’s Meat” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, April 1999
  ° “Murdoch’s Wife” by Peter Sellers
  Whistling Past the Graveyard & Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 1993

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1999

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Ted Wood

Best Crime Novel
  * Old Wounds by Nora Kelly
  ° Verdict in Blood by Gail Bowen
  ° Cold Comfort by Scott Mackay
  ° Remedy for Treason by Caroline Roe
  ° Next Week Will Be Better by Jean Ruryk
  ° Standing in the Shadows by Michelle Spring

Best Crime First Novel
  * Sudden Blow by Liz Brady
  ° Lethal Practice by Peter Clement
  ° Hoot to Kill by Karen Dudley
  ° Down in the Dumps by H. Mel Malton
  ° The Electrical Field by Kerri Sakamoto

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Last Inning” by Scott Mackay
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, February 1998
  ° “Do You Take This Man?” by Barry Baldwin
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 1998
  ° “The Hunter of the Guileless” by J.S. Lyster
  Storyteller, Fall 1998
  ° “Strangers on a Sleigh” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, January 1998
  ° “Getting Ahead” by Wayne Yetman
  Storyteller, Spring 1998

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1998

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Howard Engel, Eric Wright

Best Crime Novel
  * Trial of Passion by William Deverell
  ° Free Reign by Rosemary Aubert [review]
  ° Death at Sandringham House by C.C. Benison
  ° Ghirlandaio’s Daughter by John Spencer Hill
  ° Dead Right (Blood at the Root) by Peter Robinson
  ° Illegal Alien by Robert J. Sawyer

Best Crime First Novel
  * Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
  ° Shanghai Alley by Jim Christy
  ° The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton
  ° Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
  ° Blood Libel by Allan Levine
  ° Undercut by John Worsley Simpson

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Widow’s Weeds” by Sue Pike
  Cottage Country Killers
  ° “Rigged to Blow” by John Ballem
  Secret Tales of the Arctic Trails
  ° “The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage” by Peter Robinson
  Malice Domestic 6
  ° “The Hand You’re Dealt” by Robert J. Sawyer
  Free Space/Fictionwise
  ° “The Rug” by Edo van Belkom
  Robert Bloch’s Psychos

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1997

Best Crime Novel
  * Innocent Graves by Peter Robinson
  ° Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  ° Light from Dead Stars by Martin S. Cohen
  ° Nice Girls Finish Last by Sparkle Hayter
  ° Fatal Flaw by Frank Smith

Best Crime First Novel
  * Death at Buckingham Palace by C.C. Benison
  ° Plane Death by Anne M. Dooley
  ° Throwaway Angels by Nancy Richler
  ° Gas Head Willy by Richard J. Thomas

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Dead Run” by Richard K. Bercuson
  Storyteller, Winter 1996-1997
  ° “Too Broke for Bullets” by Jane Dias
  Storyteller
  ° “Dogs in Winter” by Eden Robinson
  Trapline: Stories
  ° “Murder in the Abbey” by Brad Spurgeon
  Murderous Intent, Spring 1996
  ° “The Piano Player Has No Fingers” by Edo van Belkom
  The Piano Player Has No Fingers

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1996

Best Crime Novel
  * Mother Love by L.R. Wright
  ° Street Legal: The Betrayal by William Deverell
  ° Striking Out by Alison Gordon
  ° Heartbreaker by Laurence Gough
  ° No Cure for Love by Peter Robinson

Best Crime First Novel (tie)
  * Last Castrato by John Spencer Hill
  * Moonlit Days and Nights by D.H. Toole
  ° Deadly by Nature by Meredith Andrew
  ° No Blood Relative by Terry Carroll
  ° Debut for a Spy by Harry Currie

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Cotton Armour” by Mary Jane Maffini
  Ladies Killing Circle
  ° “This Town Ain’t Big Enough” by Tanya Huff
  Vampire Detectives
  ° “The Rasputin Faberge” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, October 1995
  ° “Breakout from Mistletoe Five” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Mid-December 1995
  ° “Carrion” by Peter Robinson
  No Alibi

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1995

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Jim & Margaret McBride

Best Crime Novel
  * A Colder Kind of Death by Gail Bowen
  ° Lights Out by Peter Abrahams
  ° The Good Life by John Brady
  ° Solitary Dancer by John Lawrence Reynolds
  ° A Touch of Panic by L.R. Wright

Best Crime First Novel
  * What’s a Girl Gotta Do? by Sparkle Hayter
  ° Healthy, Wealthy and Dead by Suzanne North
  ° Every Breath You Take by Michelle Spring

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Midnight Boat to Palermo” by Rosemary Aubert
  Cold Blood V
  ° “The Big Lonely” by William Bankier
  Cold Blood V
  ° “Death of a Dragon” by Eliza Moorhouse
  Cold Blood V
  ° “Midnight at Manger’s Bird and Beast” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 1994
  ° “Lawn Sale” by Peter Robinson
  Cold Blood V
  ° “Summer Rain” by Peter Robinson
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 1994

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1994

Best Crime Novel
  * Gypsy Sins by John Lawrence Reynolds
  ° All Souls by John Brady
  ° There Was an Old Woman by Howard Engel
  ° Virtual Light by William Gibson
  ° Water Damage by Gregory Ward
  ° Prized Possessions by L.R. Wright

Best Crime First Novel
  * Memory Trace by Gavin Scott
  ° The Bloody Man by Bevan Amberhill
  ° Dead and Living by Jane Bow
  ° Deadlock by Stuart Langford
  ° Alaska Highway Two-Step by Caroline Woodward

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Just Like Old Times” by Robert J. Sawyer
  On Spec, Summer 1993; Relativity
  ° “East End Safe” by Jas. R. Petrin
   Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June 1993
  ° “The Fixer-Upper” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 1993
  ° “The Casebook of Dr. Billinggate” by Eric Wright
  New Mystery
  ° “The Duke” by Eric Wright
  2nd Culprit

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1993

Best Crime Novel
  * Lizardskin by Carsten Stroud
  ° The Wandering Soul Murders by Gail Bowen
  ° Fall Down Easy by Laurence Gough
  ° Wednesday’s Child by Peter Robinson
  ° Pursued by Shadows by Medora Sale

Best Crime First Novel
  * Passion Play by Sean Stewart
  ° A Sense of Honour by Roy French
  ° A Murder of Crows by Margaret Haffner
  ° A Very Palpable Hit by Douglas Marshall
  ° Found: A Body by Betsy Struthers

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Mantrap” by Nancy Kilpatrick
  Murder, Mayhem and the Macabre
  ° “Wade in the Balance” by William Bankier
  Criminal Shorts
  ° “Custom Killing” by Howard Engel
  Criminal Shorts
  ° “Fracture Patterns” by Gail Helgason
  Christmas Stalkings
  ° “Murder at Louisburg” by Ted Wood
  Cold Blood IV

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1992

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * William Bankier, James Powell, Peter Sellers

Best Crime Novel
  * Past Reason Hated by Peter Robinson
  ° Accidental Deaths by Laurence Gough
  ° Fall from Grace by L.R. Wright

Best Crime First Novel
  * Flesh Wound by Paul Grescoe
  ° The Jacamar Nest by David Parry & Patrick Withrow
  ° The Chocolate Box by Leslie Watts

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Two in the Bush” by Eric Wright
  Christmas Stalkings
  ° “Wild Stock” by Gail Helgason
  Great Canadian Murder & Mystery Stories
  ° “Santa’s Way” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Mid-December 1991
  ° “Winter Hiatus” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, October 1991
  ° “This One’s Trouble” by Peter Sellers
   Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, July 1991

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1991

Best Crime Novel
  * A Chill Rain in January by L.R. Wright
  ° Kaddish in Dublin by John Brady
  ° Serious Crimes by Laurence Gough
  ° Lies of Silence by Brian Moore
  ° And Leave Her Lay Dying by John Lawrence Reynolds
  ° Caedmon’s Song (The First Cut) by Peter Robinson

Best Crime First Novel
  * Sniper’s Moon by Carsten Stroud
  ° Fatal Choices by James M. Burke
  ° Last Rights by David Laing Dawson

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Innocence” by Peter Robinson
  Cold Blood III
  ° “Out of Bounds” by John North
  Cold Blood III
  ° “Man on the Roof” by Jas. R. Petrin
  Cold Blood III
  ° “Blind Date” by Sara Plews
  Cold Blood III
  ° “The Tamewrlane Crutch” by James Powell
  Cold Blood III

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1990

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Eric Wilson

Best Crime Novel
  * Hot Shots by Laurence Gough
  ° Straight No Chaser by Jack Batten
  ° Unholy Ground by John Brady
  ° Mindfield by William Deverell
  ° The Hanging Valley by Peter Robinson

Best Crime First Novel
  * The Man Who Murdered God by John Lawrence Reynolds
  ° Death on 30 Beat by Maynard Collins
  ° The Rempal Inquest by Keith McKinnon

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Humbug” by Josef Skvorecky
  The End of Lieutenant Boruvka
  ° “One Day at a Time” by William Bankier
  Cold Blood II
  ° “Safe as Houses” by Elaine Mitchell Matlow
  Cold Blood II
  ° “Burning Bridges” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, February 1989
  ° “Kaput” by Eric Wright
  Mistletoe Mysteries

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1989

Best Crime Novel
  * Jack: A Novel About Jack the Ripper by Chris Scott
  ° Platinum Blues by William Deverell
  ° Death on a No. 8 Hook (Silent Knives) by Laurence Gough
  ° A Dedicated Man by Peter Robinson

Best Crime First Novel
  * A Stone of the Heart by John Brady
  ° Ladies’ Night by Elisabeth Bowers
  ° The Stalking Horse (The Third Circle) by Brendan Howley
  ° Murder in a Cold Climate by Scott Young

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Killer in the House” by Jas. R. Petrin
   Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Mid-December 1988
  ° “One Day at a Time” by William Bankier
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, October 1988
  ° “Still Life with Orioles” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 1988

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1988

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Jim Reicke, J. D. Singh

Best Crime Novel
  * Swann (Mary Swann) by Carol Shields
  ° Madelaine by Joseph Louis
  ° Mortal Sins by Anna Porter
  ° A Body Surrounded by Water by Eric Wright

Best Crime First Novel
  * The Goldfish Bowl by Laurence Gough
  ° Merlin’s Web by Susan Mayse
  ° Gallows View by Peter Robinson

Best Crime Short Story
  * “Looking for an Honest Man” by Eric Wright
  Cold Blood: Murder in Canada
  ° “Murder by Half” by Tony Aspler
  Cold Blood: Murder in Canada
  ° “Magic Nights” by Jas. R. Petrin
   Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, March 1987
  ° “Prarie Heat” by Jas. R. Petrin
   Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, November 1987
  ° “Pit Bull” by Ted Wood
  Cold Blood: Murder in Canada

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1987

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * The CBC Drama Department

Best Crime Novel
  * Buried on Sunday by Edward O. Phillips
  ° The Telling of Lies by Timothy Findley [review]
  ° To an Easy Grave by Alexander Law
  ° Fool's Gold by Ted Wood
  ° A Single Death (The Man Who Changed His Name) by Eric Wright

Best Crime First Novel
  * Murder on the Run by Medora Sale

Note: Murder on the Run was nominated for Best Crime Novel but awarded the 1st Best Crime First Novel Award, which became an annual award.

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1986

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Margaret Millar

Best Crime Novel
  * Death in the Old Country by Eric Wright
  ° The Inner Ring by Maurice Gagnon
  ° Red Fox by Anthony Hyde
  ° Murder with Muskets by John Reeves
  ° The Suspect by L.R. Wright

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1985

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Tony Aspler

Best Crime Novel
  * Murder Sees the Light by Howard Engel
  ° The Dance of Shiva by William Deverell
  ° Precious by Douglas Glover
  ° Murder Before Matins by John Reeves
  ° Smoke Detector by Eric Wright

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1984

Derrick Murdoch Award
  * Derrick Murdoch

Best Crime Novel
  * The Night the Gods Smiled by Eric Wright
  ° Mecca by William Deverell
  ° Dead in the Water by Ted Wood

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