The Hangman

Whoa! Some delightful and surprising news: THE FORGOTTEN GIRL has been nominated for Best Crime Novel in the Arthur Ellis Award for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing. Needless to say, I’m absolutely thrilled.

The Arthur Ellis Award was established in 1984 and named after the nom de travail of Canada’s official hangman. It recognizes the best in all facets of crime writing, including detective, mystery, suspense, and thriller writing. Here’s the complete list of finalists in the Best Crime Novel category:

The Winners’ Circle, by Gail Bowen (McClelland & Stewart)
The Party, by Robyn Harding (Gallery/Scout Press)
The White Angel, by John MacLachlan (Gray Douglas and McIntyre)
Sleeping in the Ground, by Peter Robinson (McClelland & Stewart)
The Forgotten Girl, by Rio Youers (St. Martin’s Press)

What a terrific selection of books and authors. I’m honoured to stand alongside them.

A complete list of finalists, in all categories, can be found on the Crime Writers of Canada website.

The winners will be announced at The Arts and Letter Club, Toronto, on May 24th, 2018. Sadly, I won’t be able to attend (I’ll still be in Vienna), but I’d like to congratulate the finalists in all categories, and wish them the very best of luck.

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