For the first time this year, the 10-book longlist is being announced in advance of the shortlists in all Arthur Ellis Awards categories, in recognition of the increasing number and quality of submissions, a press release says. The five-title shortlist will be announced April 24.
The nominees are:
- John Brooke, Walls of a Mind (Signature Editions)
- Gina Buonaguro and Janice Kirk, The Wolves of St. Peter’s (HarperCollins Canada)
- Sean Haldane, The Devil’s Making (Stone Flower Press)
- Lee Lamothe, Presto Variations (Dundurn Press)
- Michael McCann, The Rainy Day Killer (Plaid Raccoon Press)
- Robert Rotenberg, Stranglehold (Simon & Schuster Canada)
- Howard Shrier, Miss Montreal (Vintage Canada)
- Sean Slater, The Guilty (Simon & Schuster U.K.)
- Simone St. James, An Inquiry into Love and Death (Penguin)
- David Whellams, The Drowned Man (ECW Press)
Winners of the Arthur Ellis Awards will be announced at a gala in Toronto on June 5.