Having felt quite the prognosticator after picking Harry Bosch to win the 'World's Favourite Detective' tournament from early on, I've been brought heavily back down to earth, with neither Linwood Barclay's FEAR THE WORST nor William Deverell's SNOW JOB making the final five for Best Crime Novel this year.
According to CBC News, the nominees for Best Crime Novel are:
- FINGER'S TWIST by Lee Lamothe
- DEATH SPIRAL, the third novel by previous Arthur Ellis winner James W. Nichol
- ALOHA, CANDY HEARTS (a Russell Quant novel) by Anthony Bidulka
- ARCTIC BLUE DEATH (a Meg Harris mystery) by R.J. Harlick
- HIGH CHICAGO (a Jonah Geller mystery) by Howard Shrier
Have you read much in the way of Canadian crime? Who is your favourite Canadian crime writer? Have you read any of the shortlisted books? Thoughts and comments welcome.