Crime Writers of Canada have announced their shortlists for The Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing. The Arthur Ellis Awards, established in 1984 and named after the nom de travail of Canada's official hangman, are awarded annually in a number of categories. Titles from Goose Lane Editions, Canada’s oldest independent publisher, were named to the shortlists for Best Non-fiction Crime Book.
Shadow of Doubt: The Trial of Denis Oland, Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon's examination of the controversial investigation into Richard Oland's murder, was named to the Best Non-fiction Crime Book shortlist.
Debra Komar's Black River Road: An Unthinkable Crime, an Unlikely Suspect, and the Question of Character, an in-depth look at John Munro's trial on a precedent-setting historical crime in Saint John, was nominated in the same category.
Also shortlisted in this category were Life Sentence: Stories from Four Decades of Court Reporting — or, How I Fell Out of Love with the Canadian Justice System by Christie Blatchford (Doubleday Canada), The Ballad of Danny Wolfe: Life of a Modern Outlaw by Joe Friesen (Signal McClelland & Stewart), and A Daughter's Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story by Jeremy Grimaldi (Dundurn Press).
The Awards will be presented at the Arthur Ellis Awards Gala, which will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto.
Find more information regarding The Arthur Ellis Awards here.