Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that two of our titles have been shortlisted for the 2023 Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence! Blood Atonement by S.M. Freedman is shortlisted in the Howard Engel Award for Best Crime Novel Set in Canada, and The Castleton Massacre by Sharon Anne Cook and Margaret Carson is shortlisted in the Brass Knuckles Award for Best Nonfiction Crime Book. Congratulations to S.M. Freedman, Sharon Anne Cook and Margaret Carson!
Blood Atonement by S.M. Freedman is a gripping psychological cult thriller about Grace DeRoche who suffers from dissociative identity disorder after escaping childhood abuse at the hands of the Fundamentalist Mormon Church. When other escapees die under suspicious circumstances, one of her alter personalities is the prime suspect. As evidence mounts against her, Grace must determine if she’s a murderer or the next victim. Blood Atonement was also a Globe And Mail Top 100 Best Books of 2022.
The Castleton Massacre by Sharon Anne Cook and Margaret Carson details a horrific act of femicide in Castleton, Ontario that took place in May of 1963. Two survivors of a family massacre share this true story of how a former church minister slaughtered every woman in his family save one over the course of one blood-spattered evening. The Castleton Massacre was also appeared on the Toronto Star bestseller list, as well as the Globe And Mail Top 100 Best Books of 2022.
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 annual Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence recognizes the best in mystery, crime, and suspense fiction, and crime nonfiction by Canadian authors. Learn more about the awards here.