Lillebuen wins Arthur Ellis Award

The Devil’s Cinema by Australian author and journalist Steve Lillebuen won the Best Non-fiction Crime Book in the 2013 Arthur Ellis Awards, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada. The Canadian Award has been running for 29 years, celebrating the best of the years fiction and non fiction crime writing, including espionage and thriller subgenres.

The Devil’s Cinema: The Untold Story behind Mark Twitchell’s Kill Room is the true story of Canadian Film maker and convicted murderer Mark Twitchell, whose crimes replicated elements of the popular TV show Dexter. Combining sharp journalistic insight, meticulous research, and a powerfully gripping narrative, The Devil’s Cinema is the definitive account of the notorious ‘Dexter Killer,’ a case and trial that captured the world’s attention. Lillebuen, described the book as ‘a story about the digital age, and how the reality of our lives can merge with the darkest of fantasies’.

‘I spent years writing the book. I hope this prompts another round of readers to dive into this fascinating story that we’ve never seen before and may never see again,’ said Lillebuen, who was thrilled to be awarded with Best Nonfiction.

You can read a full list of this years winners here.

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