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Crime Month

Announcing the shortlist for The Page Turner Challenge

It’s the last week of Crime Month on Canada Writes. It’s been a wonderful five weeks, largely due to the wonderful entries we received for The Page Turner Challenge

We asked you to send in the opening scene to a crime story you were writing. We were looking for tension, terror and tantalizing characters, and you did not disappoint.

Names were stripped from the submissions and the Crime Writers of Canada read every entry and came up with a shortlist of their favourites. The 15 people up for the prize are:

Tanya Ambrose (Mallorytown, ON) for Art Appreciation 
Elaine Bander (Montreal, QC) for The Death Position 
Todd Brown (Lower Sackville, NS) for What's the Frequency, Kenneth? 
Susan Ellis (Marsh Lake, YT) for A Man Falls, Burning 
Heather Husby-Wall (Gatineau, QC) for The Inefficiency of Dying Twice
Gina MacArthur (Kippens, NL) for Ashes and Dust
Travis McLean (Burnaby, BC) for Stanley Park 
Geri Newell (Montreal, QC) for The Milk of Human Evil
MJ Snyder (Edgerton, AB) for Optimist Road
Ruth Sutherland (Hamilton, ON) for The Body in the Black Dress 
Terrence Thomas (Ottawa, ON) for The Gift of Gold 
Kevin Thornton (Fort McMurray, AB) for Crimes Seen
Gloria Varley (Toronto, ON) for A Wolf in the Head
Diane Wallace (Vernon Bridge, PE) for Autumn Descent
Tina Wayland (Montreal, QC) for A Murder in Many Parts 

Our Master Class leader Louise Penny has already picked a winner, but you will have to wait until tomorrow to find out who has won. Be sure to check Canada Writes tomorrow!

But first off, we still have three copies of Louise’s book A Trick of The Light to give away. We have entered every participant’s name in a draw and selected three names at random. Congratulations to the following three writers:

Susan Cross (Kingston, ON)
Tamara Elias Guerra (Port Moody, BC)
Buck Mahoney (La Ronge, SK)

You’ve all got a copy of Louise's latest mystery on the way.

Thank you to everyone who participated!! And see you back here tomorrow for when we announce the winner…

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