I promised this post a few weeks ago, when I got a book in the mail. Remember that? A book by a crime writer I hope the whole world will discover. Well, it took me a while to get down to writing this post, but it turns out my timing was perfect.
Last night the Arthur Ellis Award shortlists were announced, and Slow Recoil by C.B. Forrest is among the nominees for Best Novel. That is quite a statement. There were 56 novels entered in the category, many of them by household names in Canadian crime writing. I can’t imagine the job of whittling that list down to just five nominees. That is one tough category, but I’m not at all surprised to find that Slow Recoil is still “on the island”.