Arthur Ellis Awards Announced
The Arthur Ellis Awards, presented for Canadian crime writing were presented on Thursday June 2 at a gala in Victoria, BC.
Bury Your Dead, the sixth book in the Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny won the Best Crime Novel prize. Earlier this year, Bury Your Dead won Agatha and Dilys awards. It has also been nominated for the Barry and Anthony Awards which will be announced in October.
The prize for Best Crime Non-Fiction was won by Stevie Cameron for On the Farm, a book about serial killer Robert Pickton.
The Best First Novel award was presented to Avner Mandelman for The Debba, a book previously longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Jacques Côté's book Dans le quartier des agités won the award for Best French Language Crime Book.
The award for Best Juvenille/YA Crime Book was given to Alice Kuipers for The Worst Thing She Ever Did, previously nominated for the OLA White Pine Award.