Tuesday, July 11, 2006

As part of National Crime Writing Week, a special panel called "An Evening of Mystery" was held at the Toronto Reference Library on June 7th. Pictured from top: RVC authors Mel Bradshaw, H. Mel Malton, Lou Allin and Rick Blechta; H. Mel Malton at the microphone; Julia Kurniewicz, the organizer of the event for the TRL, introduces the evening's guests while Mary Jane Maffini, Mel Bradshaw and Mel Malton get prepared; publisher Sylvia McConnell and H. Mel Malton plot a grisly murder.

On June 8th, the Arthur Ellis Awards for the best in crime writing were held at Mysteriously Yours dinner theatre in Toronto. Pictured are (from top): Mary Jane Maffini holding an Arthur after winning the Derek Murdoch Award for her outstanding contributions to crime writing in Canada; RendezVous Crime author Rick Blechta ; Rendezvous Crime author Joan Boswell and Associate Publisher Craig McConnell; Sue Pike, editor of the Ladies' Killing Circle anthologies, and author Vicki Cameron.