The winners of the 2012 Arthur Ellis Awards have been announced. Tim Wynne-Jones takes home the prize for best juvenile/YA crime book for his novel, Blink & Caution. Rich characterization, well-crafted language, intriguing use of voice, and a compelling plot make Blink and Caution an intense yet enjoyable story that’s hard to put down. Pacing and tension build steadily through the first half of the book, creating a strong connection with the reader. An uplifting conclusion gives us hope for the future of the two main characters, Blink and Caution.
The awards, established in 1984 and named after the nom de travail of Canada’s official hangman, are for crime writing, and they are not restricted to mystery writing. Crime-writing encompasses far more than the traditional whodunit. The crime genre includes crime, detective, espionage, mystery, suspense, and thriller writing, as well as fictional or factual accounts of criminal doings and crime-themed literary works. For a complete list of winners, visit crimewriterscanada.com.