Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2012 Arthur Ellis Award shortlist

The 2012 Arthur Ellis shortlists have been announced. These awards celebrate excellence in Canadian crime writing. And the "Arthur" has to be the coolest of all the award statues.

Best Crime Novel

A Trick of the Light (M)
by Louise Penny

Before the Poison (M)
by Peter Robinson

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (M)
by Alan Bradley

I'll See You in My Dreams (M)
by William Deverell

The Guilty Plea (M)
by Robert Rotenberg

Best First Novel

The Man Who Killed (M)
by Fraser Nixon

The Survivor (M)
by Sean Slater

The Water Rat of Wanchai (M)
by Ian Hamilton

Tight Corner (M)
by Roger White

Watching Jeopardy (M)
by Norm Foster

Best Crime Nonfiction

A Season in Hell (M)
by Robert Fowler

Hot Art: chasing thieves and detectives through the secret world of stolen art (M)
by Joshua Knelman

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (M)
by Steven Laffoley

The Pirates of Somalia (M)
by Jay Bahader

The Weasel: a double life in the mob (M)
by Adrian Humphreys

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