ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN CRIME NOVEL
1984-2003

The Arthur Ellis Awards, established in 1984 and named after the nom de travail of Canada’s official hangman, are awarded annually by the Crime Writers of Canada.  The Best Novel for each year is listed below.

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2003 Rick Mofina Blood of Others
2002  Michelle Spring  In the Midnight Hour 
2001  Peter Robinson  Cold is the Grave 
2000  Rosemary Aubert  The Feast of Stephen 
1999  Nora Kelly  Old Wounds 
1998  William Deverell  Trial of Passion 
1997  Peter Robinson  Innocent Graves 
1996  L. R. Wright  Mother Love 
1995  Gail Bowen  A Colder Kind of Death 
1994  John Lawrence Reynolds  Gypsy Sins 
1993  Carsten Stroud  Lizardskin 
1992  Peter Robinson  Past Reason Hated 
1991  L. R. Wright  A Chill Rain in January 
1990  Laurence Gough  Hot Shots 
1989  Chris Scott  Jack 
1988  Carol Shields  Swann: A Mystery 
1987  Edward O. Phillips  Buried on Sunday 
1986  Eric Wright  Death in the Old Country 
1985  Howard Engel  Murder Sees the Light 
1984  Eric Wright  The Night the Gods Smiled 

 
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