Category Archives: Mysteries

Best Canadian Mysteries of 2012!

A complete surprise to find out that The Beggar’s Opera placed second in a Reader’s Choice contest for the top five Canadian mysteries of 2012, just behind Linwood Barclay and a mere one vote ahead of Robert Pobi! What a great … Continue reading

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Changing Titles – The Poisoned Pawn

I’ve learned in the publishing business so far that the one thing that can change at any time is the title of your book. Publishers confer with sales representatives and booksellers even after their catalogues come out. If the feedback … Continue reading

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National Post Afterword: The Perfect Crime

The National Post Afterword ran a story yesterday that had the finalists for the Arthur Ellis Award picking the mysteries they  enjoyed reading this year. They called the story “The Perfect Crime.”  William Bonnell, who is shortlisted for this year’s Unhanged Arthur Ellis, said … Continue reading

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Louise Penny’s Canadian Crime Hit List

What an absolute joy to find myself named on CBC’s website, Canada Writes, in a column by Louise Penny. Louise is doing what’s described as a Master Class on the art and craft of killer crime writing all this month, and in … Continue reading

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