Tag Archives: Louise Penny

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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CBC Bookies Shortlist for Best Mystery/Thriller!

Wow! The Beggar’s Opera has now been shortlisted for the CBC Bookies Award –Best Mystery/Thriller–, along with books by Alan Bradley, Andrew Pyper, Louise Penny and Ian Hamilton. What a great crew of writers to be among ( and it’s … Continue reading

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PW’s list of best mysteries in 2010

Nice to see that our own Louise Penny has made the PW choice for top mystery novels in 2010. You can see the entire PW list of the best books in all categories here. Mystery The Man with the Baltic … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with a cozy?

I wondered about the term, ‘cozy,’  when I first started writing fiction. Other authors threw it around with disdain. But I didn’t actually know what a cozy was. “Oh, she writes cozies,” they’d say dismissively about someone’s work.  I’d think … Continue reading

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