The Crime Writers of Canada have bestowed the 2009 Arthur Ellis Awards. The winners include Linwood Barclay's Too Close to Home
for best novel, Howard Shrier's Buffalo Jump
for best first novel, and Jacques Côté's Le Chemin des brumes
for best crime writing in French.
Find a complete list of winners
and a list of all nominees
. The awards, by the way, are charmingly named for the nom de travail
of Canada's official hangman
, according to the CWC.
And click here
for previous discussion of Shrier on the blog, including his appearance at the first cross-border Noir at the Bar.
: Here's a bit about Arthur Ellis
, his name, his career as a hangman, and why that career came to an end on March 28, 1935.© Peter Rozovsky 2009
Labels: Arthur Ellis Awards, awards, Canada, Howard Shrier, Jacques Côté, Linwood Barclay