Tuesday, December 19, 2006

On November 30, RendezVous Crime author David Russell launched his debut novel, Deadly Lessons, at the library of Dr. Charles Best Secondary School in Coquitlam, B.C., fitting, given the subject of the novel is a murder at a high school at which the protagonist, Winston Patrick, is a new teacher. Equally fitting, given that Russell is a teacher at that school. The event was well attended by family, friends and former students, despite the massive snowfall (by West Coast standards!) that more or less paralyzed the rest of the city.

See pictures of the event here!

Friday, December 15, 2006

In the new year, the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse in Toronto, Ontario, will be hosting a series of lectures by mystery writers who set their books in Toronto. There is a general admission charge of $8 per lecture or three lectures for $20.

On Tuesday, February 6th, RVC author Mel Bradshaw will be kicking off this series with a lecture on the following topic:

"Rules out of School"
What was the legal world awaiting the Enoch Turner School’s graduates? And how was that world affected by the science and religion of the time? (dealing with these issues as they arise in his novel "Death in the Age of Steam", a historical mystery set in 1856.)

Refreshments are served from 7 p.m. and the lecture starts at 7:30.

The location of the schoolhouse is 106 Trinity Street, one block east of Parliament, just south of King Street East in Toronto. The King 504 streetcar stops right at Trinity Street.

The organizer is Shirley E. Hartt, Curator, Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, Phone: 416 863 0010.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Photos from the busy fall release of Red Ice for a Shroud, including the RendezVous Crime Spree book tour of RJ Harlick, Barbara Fradkin and Rick Blechta, are available here:

View RJ Harlick's book happenings

Thanks, RJ!