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Carrick Publishing hits the big leagues!

Last night’s Arthur Ellis Award Shortlist Event proved that Carrick Publishing has come into its own.

No less than four works in Carrick’s most recent Mesdames of Mayhem anthology,

13 Claws, are finalists for Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Awards for excellence in crime fiction. In the Best Short Story category: Catherine Astolfo’s “The Outlier,” Jane Petersen Burfield’s “There Be Dragons,” and Sylvia Maultash Warsh’s “The Ranchero’s Daughter.” And in the Best Novella category: M.H. Callway’s “Snake Oil.”

“I’m over the moon,” publisher Donna Carrick, who founded the Toronto-based company with her husband Alex Carrick in 2010, said earlier today. “We strive for excellence in presentation and I believe we achieved it with this great book!”

For the full roster of Arthur Ellis finalists click here.

The award winners will be announced at the Arthur Ellis Gala at Toronto’s Arts and Letters Club on May 24.

Established in 1984, The Arthur Ellis Awards are named after the nom de travail of Canada’s official hangman and are awarded annually by Crime Writers of Canada.

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