Hello all -- Lyn here. I'm just back from a reception at which the short lists for the best of Canadian crime writing were announced. There are a number of awards, but here is the short list for best crime novel in Canada:
Linwood Barclay - Lone Wolf
Emma Cole - Every Secret Thing
Barbara Fradkin - Honour Among Men
Kathy Reichs - Break No Bones
Peter Robinson - Piece of My Heart
Please forgive spelling errors. I was jotting the names down while standing in a crowd. The list will be officially out later tonight or tomorrow am.
Just as an aside, there is a new award this year for unpublished authors. The prize is a chance to be published. Several of the short listed authors were there, and it was terrific to see how excited they were to be on the list.
The winners will be announced at the Arthur Ellis Awards dinner on June 7 in Toronto. (Arthur Ellis was Canadian hangman.) Best, Lyn