Friday, September 21, 2012


Look what's new!

There's crime on the minds of many Ontario mystery writers these days. September is a key month for new releases and we have two local authors in celebrating mode.

Brenda Chapman has a new teen novel, ages 13+ from Dundurn, Second Chances, that she's launching tomorrow at Collected Works, 1242 Wellington St. (Not a Rapid Read, as earlier stated!!) And, Barbara Fradkin's newest Rapid Read, Evil Behind That Door, is also out. If you read Wednesday's blog you'll already know that Barbara's busy planning a launch. Details to follow.

Rapid Reads are quickly becoming a popular format for Canadian mystery authors. Aimed at the reluctant reader, they can be tricky to write as the plot has to be fairly straightforward and strong while the language is uncomplicated.

Also new this month is Toronto author Rick Blechta's latest novel, The Fallen One. It's another mystery set in the world of music, this time, opera. Rick will be in Ottawa next weekend for several signings, including one at the Prime Crime Bookshelf at Britton's in the Glebe on Fri., Sept. 28, 2-4 p.m.

And, from Prince Edward County, we have Vicki Delany with More Than Sorrow, a stand-alone for this prolific writer who also has two series on the go. It's already on the shelves and Vicki will also be signing at Britton's on Sat. Oct. 20th.

And, speaking of signings, Barbara Fradkin signs her most recent Inspector Green novel, Beautiful Lie the Dead at the Prime Crime Bookshelf on Sat., Sept. 29, 1-3 p.m.

We're really fortunate to have such a talented mystery writing pool in Ontario, along with crime writers from across Canada. I encourage you to read a Canadian and enjoy some cool Canadian crime!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout out Linda - Just need to clarify that Second Chances is actually a teen novel from Dundurn for ages 13+.