Humphreys and the Hangman

I have won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel in Canada 2015!

IMG_2535Here I am at the gala last night in Toronto.

Such a thrill! Amazing authors have won this award before and I am honoured to be in their company.

The statue I am holding is of a man hanging on a gallows. You pull a string and his legs and arms move. Wonderfully macabre!

(Trivia fact: ‘Arthur Ellis’ was the pseudonym Canadian hangmen used when checking into hotels in towns were they were ‘about their business’)


So excited and grateful to my wonderful publishers at Doubleday, Canada – Amy Black, Kristin Cochrane, CEO Brad Martin, ace publicist Max Arambulo. My fab editor, Nita Pronovost. My team at Century in London – Selina Walker, Georgina Hawtrey-Woore. My great agent, Simon Trewin of WME. My lovely wife and son, Aletha and Reith. And my cat, Dickon, without whom…

Jeez, does that mean I am a crime writer now?


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2 Responses to Humphreys and the Hangman

  1. Elena says:

    Congratulations! Plague is really a great book!
    And the history of the Award’s name is really interesting!

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