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April 20, 2018―Dundurn Press is pleased to announce that Full Curl by Dave Butler has been nominated for the 2018 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel. The annual Arthur Ellis Awards by Crime Writers of Canada recognizes the best in mystery, crime, and suspense writing in fiction and non-fiction by Canadian writers. Winners to be announced on May 24th at Arthur Ellis Awards Gala in Toronto.

Did you know that our country was originally supposed to be called the Kingdom of Canada? This was the proposal made in 1866 by John A. Macdonald, who was to become the first prime minister at Confederation a year later. But the idea was turned down by the British government because they feared it would offend the Americans — a familiar story! Canada was then and is today a constitutional monarchy, a completely different political system from that of the United States.