Category Archives: Mystery

4. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Agatha Christie) #readchristie2020

Agatha Christie is known as “the best selling novelist of all time” (from her website), publishing 66 books and 14 short story collections.  Over a billion copies have sold in English along with another billion in translation!  Her novels have … Continue reading

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Laurie Petrou: Grimsby Author Series

Sadly, the 2017-18 season of the wonderful Grimsby Author Series ended on Monday.  This is my third year participating and each evening is meticulously organized and a night to look forward to.  What could be better than an sold out … Continue reading

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Roz Nay: Different Drummer Books

As I catch up on author event posts from 2017, I can’t forget an eventing spent with Roz Nay and Robin Harding at the charming Different Drummer Books in Burlington.  The two West Coast authors complimented each other and the … Continue reading

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A.J. Finn: Harper Collins Event

It was worth a mid-week trip to Toronto to meet A.J. Finn at the Harper Collins office (and special thanks to Sarah who drove since I could not manage public transit on crutches)!  The Woman in the Window hit the … Continue reading

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Ross Pennie: Book Club/Book Launch

This review has been pending since June when Ross Pennie launched his latest book, Beneath the Wake, to an enthusiastic, standing room only crowd in Ancaster.  It also includes further discussion from our book club in October when Ross joined us … Continue reading

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96. Our Little Secret (Roz Nay)

After reading a lot of CanLit, it was time to read another palate cleanser – something lighter, something suspenseful.  Our Little Secret was a page turner that I learned about at an author event at A Different Drummer Books.  It … Continue reading

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83. Beneath the Wake (Ross Pennie)

Have you ever thought about what happens when people die on a cruise ship?  Would you have considered that cruise ships are equipped with morgues?  Would you think that there is the possibility of a burial at sea?  Death on … Continue reading

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56. Girl in Snow (Danya Kukafka)

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada who shared an advance reader’s copy of Girl in Snow through a Goodreads Giveaway!  It is always such a special treat to win an ARC and read it before it is published! My … Continue reading

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Lunch with Joy Fielding

In the spirit of Thanksgiving weekend, I am thankful to have spent an afternoon with bestselling, Canadian author Joy Fielding, at the Brantford Public Library.  The event which sold out in one week began with a delicious lunch catered by Kaizen Catering and … Continue reading

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The Deadly Dames Event

The County of Brant Library (Paris Branch) hosts some terrific events for aspiring authors and invited the Deadly Dames to participate in a discussion about writing crime, mystery and suspense.  This quintet of authors form a writers group and share … Continue reading

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