FinalistIn 2014 The Snow Job (the first novel in the Cheakamus series) was a finalist for the Unhanged Arthur award for the best unpublished first crime novel.

The Unhanged Arthur award is one of The Crime Writers of Canada’s  Arthur Ellis awards for crime fiction. The awards are named for the “nom de noose” of Canada’s first official hangman.

You can find out more about the Crime Writers of Canada and the Arthur Ellis awards here, and for a quick look at the Cheakamus series, click here.