Afghan Silk nominated for CWC award

Afghan Silk short-listed by Crime Writers of Canada for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel

The Crime Writers of Canada last night announced the nominees for the 2015 Arthur Ellis awards for best Canadian crime fiction. Afghan Silk (under its former working title of Afghan Redemption) was nominated for the Unhanged Arthur award for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel.

Afghan Silk, written in a style one beta-reader described as ‘Clive Cussler meets early Elmore Leonard,’ takes readers to where the booming global medical marijuana industry crashes head-on into the struggle for power in post-war Afghanistan. A brief excerpt from Afghan Silk is posted online:

Other nominees for the 2015 Unhanged Arthur include:

  • Rum Luck by Ryan Aldred
  • Full Curl by Dave Butler
  • Crisis Point by Dwayne Clayden
  • Strange Things Done by Elle Wild

The Crime Writers of Canada also announced last night the nominees for Best Novel, Best First Novel, Best Novella, Best Short Story, Best Book in French, Best Juvenile/YA Book and Best Nonfiction Book. Winners in all categories will be announced May 28, 2015.

Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) is a national non-profit organization for Canadian mystery and crime writers, associated professionals, and others with a serious interest in Canadian crime writing.  The CWC has sponsored Canada’s Arthur Ellis Awards for Crime and Mystery Writing since 1984.