Tag: Crime Writers of Canada

  • CWC 2015 Arthur Ellis Shortlist

    Best First Novel and Unhanged Arthur always peak my interest   While travelling the CWC (Crime Writers of Canada) released its shortlist for the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards given for “excellence in Canadian crime writing.” We have to wait until May 28th to find out the winners so here is the list so you can cross-fingers Read more

  • CWC: Arthur Ellis Shortlist

    Is your favourite on the list? It shouldn’t seem possible but the onset of home renovations is severely limiting my reading and blogging time. Meantime to keep you in the loop, Crime Writers of Canada has released the shortlist for the Arthur Ellis Awards:   Best Novel John Brooke, Walls of a Mind (Signature Editions) Read more

  • Peggy Blair: Magic

      Let me talk to you about Peggy Blair, or rather her first book The Beggar’s Opera (Midnight in Havana in the UK.) Blair has set up a premise that would seem difficult to pull off. She does. And not just pull off; she eases us into the premise with an ‘of course’ familiarity that expects Read more

  • It’s Monday

    The CWC calendar is coming back to life with some events this week: Hamilton, ON J.E. Forman Tuesday, January 14 – 2pm Reading and Q&A Locke Branch, Hamilton Public Library 285 Locke Street South Contact: writeme@jeforman.ca Toronto, ON Anita Arvast Toronto Sisters in Crime Thursday, January16, 7pm-8 Reading and discussion Toronto Public Library – Northern Read more

  • Yes, it’s Friday

    Yes, I’m back from an imposed hiatus involving stitches, Advil and plenty of rest. Nothing too serious, but annoying and damned inconvenient. It is said that truth is stranger than fiction and Toronto author Robert Rotenberg turned that out with his fourth novel Stranglehold released in May of this year. The story line features Hap Read more