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Crime Writers of Canada announces awards shortlists

The Crime Writers of Canada has announced the shortlists for their annual Awards of Excellence. The winners will be announced on May 25.

Best Crime Novel 

Best First Crime Novel

Howard Engel Award for Best Crime Novel Set in Canada

Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery

Brass Knuckles Award for Best Nonfiction Crime Book

Best French Crime Book (Fiction and Nonfiction)

Best Juvenile or YA Crime Book (Fiction and Nonfiction)

The Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript

  • Jan Garnett, No Safe House
  • Mary Keenan, Snowed
  • Joanne Kormylo, Two Knots
  • Joel Nedecky, The Broken Detective
  • Michael Pennock, The Peaks

Best Crime Short Story

  • M.H. Callway, Amdur’s Ghost, In the Spirit of 13 (Carrick Publishing)
  • Hilary Davidson, Dangerous to Know, A Grifter’s Song Vol. 8 (Down & Out Books)
  • Julie Hiner, Dead End Track
  • Matt Hughes, The Emir’s Falcon (Shadowpaw Press Premiere)
  • Alexis Stefanovich-Thomson, The Man Who Went Down Under (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazines)

Best Crime Short Story

  • Craig H. Bowlsby, The Girl Who Was Only Three Quarters Dead (Mystery Magazine)
  • M.H. Callway, Must Love Dogs – or You’re Gone (Red Dog Press)
  • Blair Keetch, To Catch a Kumiho, In the Spirit of 13 (Carrick Publishing)
  • Sylvia Maultash Warsh, The Natural Order of Things (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
  • donalee Moulton, Swan Song, Cold Canadian Crime (Crime Writers of Canada)