Tuesday, December 02, 2008

On Saturday afternoon (November 29) Mel Bradshaw signed copies of his latest novel Victim Impact at Ottawa's Prime Crime Mystery Bookstore. It was a chilly afternoon on Bank Street, but the snow held off, and the event couldn't have been more successful. Prime Crime owner (and RendezVous Crime author) Linda Wiken sold out, ringing up the last sale just as the event was scheduled to wrap up at 3:30. She promised to re-order.
The following RVC authors will be helping you make Christmas gift selection by greeting and signing their latest books in December - at the following times and places.

Sat, Dec 6, noon to 4:00 p.m.
Sooke Community Hall, 101 Eustace St.
Sooke, BC
Lou Allin will be signing all the books in her Belle Palmer series, set in Sudbury, ON, as well as book one in her new mystery series, And on the Surface Die, set in Fossil Bay on Vancouver Island.

The deadly dames of the LADIES KILLING CIRCLE and some of the other contributors to their newly published anthology, Going Out with a Bang, will be signing the anthology (and assorted backlist) at the following Ottawa-area stores:

· Fri, Dec 5, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Coles, Orleans Shopping Centre
Orleans, ON

· Sat, Dec 6, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Leishman Books, Westgate Shopping Centre
Ottawa, ON

· Sat, Dec 6, noon to 2:00 p.m.
Coles, 1000 Island Mall
Brockville, ON

· Sun, Dec 7, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood
Ottawa, ON

· Fri, Dec 12, noon to 2:00 p.m.
Coles, Carlingwood Shopping Centre
Ottawa, ON

· Sat, Dec 13, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Coles, Bayshore Shopping Centre
Ottawa, ON

Sun, Dec 14, noon to 4:00 p.m.
Ottawa, ON
Signing: a gala event as many of the contributors and the Ladies Killing Circle meet, greet and sign for their fans and friends.

It’s also PRIME CRIME’s annual Xmas party! Come and help celebrate.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lou Allin will be signing her Belle Palmer series and her new crime novel And on the Surface Die (both by RendezVous Crime) at two Sooke BC locales:

Saturday, Dec. 6th from 12-4 pm at the Sooke Community Hall, 101 Eustace St. Sooke BC

Saturday, Dec. 13th from 2-4 pm at the Reading Room Bookstore, Evergreen Centure, 6660 Sooke Road. Sooke BC

Contact number 250-642-0496

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sleuth of Baker Street, Toronto’s mystery bookstore, stayed open late Friday night (November 14) for the launch of Mel Bradshaw’s Victim Impact. Proprietors Marian Misters and J.D. Singh had book tables pushed back to accommodate a crowd that even so risked spilling out onto the street. The author of two historical mysteries, Mel was kept busy all evening signing and reading from his first contemporary crime novel, which he described as “a dark and twisted tale of revenge.” Napoleon & Company publisher Sylvia McConnell introduced the reading, and RendezVous Crime author Rick Blechta was among the numerous attendees.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Going Out with a Bang, an anthology of crime stories by the ladies Killing Circle, was launched in Ottawa in the rotunda of the National Library on Thursday November 20th. It was fun evening for everyone, and the boa wearing authors were well received. It was obvious that readers in the Nation's Capital really love their "Ladies".

Many, many copies of "Going Out with a Bang" were sold and signatures collected, making a fun evening for everyone.

Find your favourite Ladies in the photos!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mel Bradshaw, the author of Death in the Age of Steam and Quarrel with the Foe, will be signing his latest crime novel, Victim Impact, at Prime Crime Mystery Bookstore, 891 Bank St., Ottawa, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 29.

Victim Impact brings Bradshaw's mystery novels firmly into the 21st century with a fictional study of the pursuit of justice, involving bikers and a criminologist, whose ideas on penalties for crime have been purely academic, right up to the point where the criminal act touches his life personally.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ottawa will play host to Canada’s premier mystery conference Bloody Words 2009 from June 5-7, 2009. This national conference brings together authors, fans, librarians and those in the book industry from across Canada and the United States. Highlights of the conference will include panels of mystery authors, publishers and agents discussing books, the writing process and the publishing industry, while RCMP officers, private detectives, psychologists and forensic experts will deliver sessions on the intricacies of crime, criminals and detection. Author readings by the best in the mystery-writing genre will be held in English and French and will be open to the public. Confirmed authors include International Guest of Honour Denise Mina from Scotland, Canadian Guest of Honour Louise Penny and MC Mary Jane Maffini. Registrations are now being accepted at a discounted fee. For more information and registration forms, please visit www.bloodywords2009.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Scene of the Crime Festival
Sat, Aug 9, all day starting 9:00 a.m.
Wolfe Island, Thousand Islands
Kingston, ON

The annual Scene of the Crime mystery festival this year features two RVC authors, guest MARY JANE MAFFINI, who will be reading and participating in a panel discussion “From Cozy to Noir”, moderated by BARBARA FRADKIN.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Take one of Ontario's most picturesque wineries, mix in several delightful wines and some delicious food, and add a dash (or two!) of mystery, and you have the recipe for a most unforgettable and unique literary evening: Crime in the Vines.

The brainchild of some enterprising folks in the Beamsville and Grimsby area in southern Ontario, it's the first of what is hoped to be an annual event supporting literacy in the Niagara region. Two of RendezVous Crime's authors, Barbara Fradkin and Rick Blechta, will be taking part in this event. You should be there, too!

Here's what you need to know:

Crime in the Vines, an evening of readings, wine and food in one of Niagara's most beautiful wineries, featuring Giles Blunt, Barbara Fradkin and Rick Blechta.
Date: Saturday, July 19, 2008
Time: 6:00 p.m. (wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres), 7:15 (readings)
Place: Organized Crime Winery (we kid you not), 4043 Mountainview Rd, Beamsville, ON (in Niagara wine country), 905 563-9802
Cost: $65 (It's a fundraiser for the Grimsby Library).

Hurry! Tickets are limited. For information visit: http://crimeinthevines.net

Sunday, June 01, 2008

On Thursday May 29th, RendezVous Crime launched the first title in a new historical mystery series by noted author Morley Torgov. Held at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, with 250 of the author's friends in attendance, amidst good food, good conversation, and good spirits, Murder in A-major, the first title in the series was officially celebrated. The author spoke about how his writing career began, and signed over 200 books!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

June is about to begin and R.J. Harlick has a very busy next couple of weeks planned. She’ll be attending the Bloody Words conference on June 6 to 8 at the Eaton Centre Marriott. Her panel is on the Saturday at 4:30 pm, with book signings taking place afterwards. So if you’re attending the conference please drop by and say hello.

While she is in the Toronto area, she’ll be signing her latest book THE RIVER RUNS ORANGE at the following stores.

Peterborough - June 4, 1:00 pm to 3:00 - Peterborough Chapters, 873 Lansdowne St
Oshawa - June 8, 1:00 pm to 3:00 - Oshawa Chapters, 419 King St. W.
Ajax - June 8, 3:30 pm to 5:30 - Ajax Chapters, 90 Kingston Rd.
Toronto - June 12, 4:00 pm to 6:00 -Yorkdale Indigo, Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Mississauga - June 12, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Queensway Chapters, 1950 The Queesnway
Toronto - June 13, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Royal Bank Plaza Indigospirit, 200 Bay St.
Kitchener - June 14, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Kitchener Chapters, 135 Gateway Park Dr.

And she’ll be at Book Expo Canada on Sunday June 15 in the Metro Conference Centre. She’ll be signing her books at 10:00 am at the Crime Writers of Canada booth. From 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, she’ll be participating in a new event called Speed Dating, which promises to be great fun. Then at 2:00 pm she will be signing her latest THE RIVER RUNS ORANGE at the Napoleon and Company booth.

Back in Ottawa, on June 21, she will be signing at Books On Beechwood, 45 Beechwood Rd. from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

If you are in any of the locations, please drop by and say hello and get your book personally signed.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Authors R. J. Harlick and Barbara Fradkin visited the Stittsville Public Library on May 22nd along with Ottawa children's author Brenda Chapman to read from their latest books and to discuss the writing process.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Mary Jane Maffini Events

OTTAWA ON Thursday, May 22. Loch March Golf & Country Club. Tournament Poet Laureate. The Ottawa Community Coalition for Literacy (a wonderful and effective organization) hosts this annual fundraising golf tournament. It is one of the tournaments founded by Peter Gzowski and is called the PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy. In 2008 they will be hosting the 20th tournament at the Loch March Golf & Country Club. There are 15 PGIs across the country and by the end of this golf season they had collectively raised $10 million over the years. In 2007 the Ottawa group netted $48,000 from their tournament. One of the unique features of the PGIs is the tournament poet laureate. At the dinner program, I'll read a poem I'll have written in honour of the day. Naturally, that means murder. For more information, contact the OCCL office at 613-233-3232 or abcline@occl.ca

ORANGEVILLE ON Friday, May 30. What was your first clue? Connecting your readers with contemporary mystery fiction, a workshop for the Southern Ontario Library Service. WORKSHOP IS FULL!

ORANGEVILLE, ON Friday, May 30, 5 - 6 pm. I'll be reading, chatting and signing at BookLore, a wonderful independent bookstore. Please come by BookLore at 121 First Street, Credit Creek Village, Orangeville. Call or email for info: 519-942-3830 or booklore@bellnet.ca. This is a free event, at which chocolate is a distinct possibility.

TORONTO, ON June 6-8, 2008 I'll be attending Canada's crime conference which promises to be wonderful fun. My panel is Saturday at 2:30. Sex & Violence. How much is too much? Where to draw the line . other panelists: Rick Blechta,Marianne Macdonald, John McFetridge, Michael Slade and Moderator: John Ballem. You need to be registered to attend this workshop. For registration information, check this site and follow the links: www.bloodywords.com

OTTAWA, ON June 13, 5 p.m. Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood Ave Sign and Schmooze. Drop in to this terrific independent bookstore for a fun and mysterious chat. For more info phone: 613 742-5030 or email bksbeech@on.aibn.com

More events are firming up at Toronto Book Expo, Vancouver, Wolfe Island, ON, Collingwood, Windsor and even Hawaii - check back soon for more details.

To arrange a workshop or a book club visit, contact me through www.maryjanemaffini.com

Monday, April 21, 2008

With the release of the next Meg Harris mystery, THE RIVER RUNS ORANGE, R.J. Harlick has a number of events planned for the month of May:

May 12, 2008 - 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – R.J. Harlick will be launching THE RIVER RUNS ORANGE at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa ON – Mary Jane Maffini will also be launching her latest Charlotte Adam mystery.

Thurs. May 22, 2008 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Stittsville Public Library, 1637 Main St. Stittsville, ON – An Evening with some Cool Canadian Crime Writers – R.J. Harlick will be joined by Barbara Fradkin, Brenda Chapman and Margaret Stoddart in a discussion about their latest books.

Thurs. May 29, 2008 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library – In Celebration of National Crime Writing Week – Guest author, Louise Penny will be discussing and reading from her latest book –Barbara Fradkin will be leading local authors R.J. Harlick, Adrian de Hoog, J.D. Carpenter and Suzanne Kingsmill in a discussion on crime writing and their latest works.

Thurs. May 1, 2008 – 6:30 pm – R.J. Harlick will be discussing The River Runs Orange on Literary Landscapes, CKCU 93.1 FM

Wed. May 7, 2008 – 5:00 pm, R.J. Harlick will be discussing The River Runs Orange on Click Here, CHUO 89.1 FM

Store signings

R.J. Harlick will be signing her latest Meg Harris mystery, The River Runs Orange at the following stores

Sat. May 3, 2008, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Chapters South Keys, South Keys Shopping Centre, 2210 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Wed. May 7, 2008, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Chapters Pinecrest, Pinecrest Shopping Centre, 2735 Iris St., Ottawa, ON

Thurs. May 8, 2008, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Chapters Kanata, Kanata Centrum, 400 Earl Grey Dr. Ottawa, ON

Fri. May 9, 2008, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Coles Billings Bridge, Billings Bridge Plaza, Ottawa, ON

Fri. May 9, 2008, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Chapters Rideau Centre, 47 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON

Sat. May 10, 2008, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Coles Bayshore, Bayshore Shopping Centre, 100 Bayshore Dr. Ottawa, ON

Sat. May 24, 2008, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Chapters Gloucester, 2410 City Park Dr., Ottawa, ON

Sat. May 31, 2008, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm – Chapters Kingston, 2376 Princess St., Kingston, ON – as part of the store’s 10th anniversary event, R.J. Harlick will be participating in a writing workshop

Monday, March 31, 2008

Rick Blechta Tour

Sat, April 5, to Sat, April 26, marks RICK BLECHTA’s southern Ontario tour for his new musical thriller, A Case of You (RENDEZVOUS). Rick will be signing his book at the following locations:

· Sat, April 5, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Chapters Oshawa Centre, 419 King St. W.
Oshawa, ON

· Sun, April 6, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Chapters Yonge Centre, 17440 Yonge St.
Newmarket, ON

· Sat, April 12, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Chapters Richmond Centre, 85 Fanshawe
London, ON

· Sun, April 13, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Indigo, 1250 Brant St.
Burlington, ON

· Sat, April 19, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Chapters, 76 Barrie View Dr.
Barrie, ON

· Sat, April 26, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Chapters, 189 Rathburn Rd. W.
Mississauga, ON
Joan Boswell Event

Mon, April 7, 7:00 p.m.
Burlington Library Central Branch, 2331 New St.
Burlington, ON
JOAN BOSWELL will be reading from her second Hollis Grant mystery, Cut to the Quick (RENDEZVOUS). For more info, contact Karen Logan at 905 639-3611.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Lou Allin and David Russell Event

Wendesday, April 30, 7 pm
Alice MacKay Room, Lower level
Central Library
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC
Admission - Free (seating limited)

The 2008 Arthur Ellis Awards finalists will be announced following a discussion by past nominees: Lou Allin, author of the 'Belle Palmer' series; James Hawkins, author of eight 'Chief Inspector Bliss' novels; William Deverell, author of the 'Arthur Beauchamp' series; David Russell, author of 'Deadly Lessons'; Phyllis Smallman, Winner, Best Unpublished Manuscript, 'Margarita Nights'; Mark Zuehlke, author of the 'Elias McCann' series and award-winning popular historian.

Moderator: Gary Mason, columnist for the Globe and Mail.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Rick Blechta signing

Date & Time: Sunday, April 27th, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Venue: Chapters, Kennedy Commons, 20 William Kitchen Rd., Scarborough, ON

No charge

Thursday, March 20, 2008

New Rick Blechta events:


Date & Time: Saturday, April 5th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Venue: Chapters, Oshawa Centre, 419 King St. West, Oshawa, ON

No charge



Date & Time: Sunday, April 6th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Venue: Chapters, Yonge Centre, 17440 Yonge St., Newmarket, ON

No charge



Date & Time: Saturday, April 12th, 11:00-1:00 p.m.

Venue: Chapters, Richmond Centre, 85 Fanshawe, London, ON

No charge


Lecture: It's Not Whodunnit, it's Howhedunnit!

Date & Time: Saturday, April 12th, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Venue: London Central Library, 251 Dundas St., London, ON

Fee: $10. Call 519-661-5122 to register



Date & Time: Sunday, April 13th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Venue: Indigo, 1250 Brant St., Burlington, ON

No charge


Lecture: It's Not Whodunnit, it's Howhedunnit!

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 15th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Venue: Runnymede Library, 2178 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON

No charge


Lecture: It's Not Whodunnit, it's Howwedunnit! An Evening with Crime Writers Rick Blechta, Vicki Cameron & Mary Jane Maffini

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 16th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Venue: Athens Township Public Library, 5 Central St., Athens, ON

A Fundraiser for the library



Date & Time: Saturday, April 19th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Venue: Chapters, 76 Barrie View Dr., Barrie, ON

No charge


Lecture: It's Not Whodunnit, it's Howhedunnit!

Date & Time: Monday, April 21st, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Venue: Burlington Central Library, 2331 New St., Burlington, ON

No charge, call 905-639-3611, x133



Date & Time: Saturday, April 26th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Venue: Chapters, 189 Rathburn Rd. W, Missisauga, ON

No charge


Sunday, March 02, 2008

Click here for an excellent review of Rick Belchta's new novel, "A Case Of You", from the Hamilton Spectator:


Friday, February 29, 2008

Upcoming Lou Allin Events

Wed, March 12, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Intrepid Studio, 1609 Blanshard
Victoria, BC

· As part of the annual Pacific Festival of the Book, the BC chapter of the CWC presents a panel discussion on “Island Crime,” featuring author LOU ALLIN, Memories Are Murder (RENDEZVOUS) Free admission.

Sat, March 15, 9:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Victoria Arts Connection, #110 – 2750 Quadra
Victoria, BC

· BC chapter members of the CWC will be part of this full-day book fair that’s part of Pacific Festival of the Book. Lou Allin will be present all day at the CWC booth to sell and sign her Belle Palmer series and participate in Open Mic readings from 10:30 to 11 am.
More March Events
On Tues, March 11, 1:00 p.m. at National Library, 385 Wellington St. in
Ottawa, several of those deadly dames from the LADIES KILLING CIRCLE will be chatting about and reading from their books. Now’s your chance to catch up on your mystery reading with anthologies Fit to Die, Bone Dance, When Boomers Go Bad (all RENDEZVOUS), and Locked Up (Deadlock Press), all edited by SUE PIKE; books from the Inspector Green series (RENDEZVOUS) by BARBARA FRADKIN; books from the Hollis Grant series (RENDEZVOUS) by JOAN BOSWELL; and books from the Fiona Silk series, the Camilla McPhee series (both RENDEZVOUS), and the Charlotte Adams series (Berkley Prime Crime) by MARY JANE MAFFINI. Free admission.
On Tues, March 4, 7:30 p.m. at Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace in Toronto,
RICK BLECHTA, and Lyn Hamilton will be reading from and discussing their books. Lyn will be reading from The Chinese Amulet (Berkley Prime Crime), the final book in her Lara McClintock archaeological mystery series. Rick will be reading from his hot-off-the-press standalone musical thriller, A Case of You (RENDEZVOUS).
Tickets are $9 each for CWC members, $12 for others and must be reserved in advance by phoning Casa Loma, 416 923-1171, ext 205 or 215, or by email at operations@casaloma.org.

Books will be sold at the event, and the authors will be available to sign. There’ll be potables and refreshments for sale and someone in the audience will win our door prize, a bag of books donated by the publishers of the authors taking part in the reading series. Free parking at Casa Loma for this event.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Upcoming Rick Blechta Events

Type of event: signing
· Date and time of event: March 12th from 11:30-1:30
· Chapters, Pointe Claire, QC: 6321 Trans Canada Highway (corner of St. Jean blvd.)
· No charge
· Type of event: signing
· Date and time of event: March 13th from 12:00-2:00
· Billings Bridge Plaza Coles, Ottawa, ON: 2269 Riverside Drive, Unit #33
· No charge
· Type of event: signing
· Date and time of event: March 13th from 3:00-5:00
· Prime Crime, Ottawa, ON: 891 Bank Street
· No charge
· Type of event: signing
· Date and time of event: March 14th from 7:00-9:00
· Chapters, Kingston, ON: 2376 Princess Street
· No charge
· Type of event: signing
· Date and time of event: March 15th from 11:00-1:00
· Chapters, Gloucester, ON: 2401 City Park Drive
· No charge
· Type of event: signing
· Date and time of event: March 15th from 2:00-4:00
· Chapters, Kanata, ON: Kanata Centrum, 400 Earl Grey Drive, Unit 1
· No charge
· Type of event: signing
· Date and time of event: March 16th from 1:00-3:00
· Chapters, Peterborough, ON: 873 Lansdowne Street
· No charge
· Type of event: signing
· Date and time of event: March 22th from 12:00-3:00
· Queensway Chapters, Toronto, ON: 1950 The Queensway
· No charge
· Type of event: Book Launch
· Date and time of event: March 30th from 2:00-6:00
· The Black Swan Pub, Toronto, ON: 154 Danforth Avenue, 2nd floor
· No charge: but if you play an instrument, you'd better bring it! There will be MUSIC!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Mel Bradshaw Event

Re "Quarrel with the Foe"

Type of event: Reading, talk, Q&A, sales & signing; part of the series "CSI--Crime Story Investigators"
Date and time: Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 7-9 p.m.
Venue: Burlington Central Public Library, 2331 New Street, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 1J4
Admission: free; coffee and cookies available
Event co-ordinator: Karen Logan, 905-639-3611 ext. 132

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

There's a short review of Steven Owad's "Brother's Keeper" in the Calgary Herald: www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/booksandthearts

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Our RendezVous Crime authors are out and about. You can find them at the following events in February.

Wed, Feb 13, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch (Auditorium), 120 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, ON

As part of the Ottawa Public Library’s Noon-Hour Reading Series, MARY JANE MAFFINI will be reading from and discussing her new Fiona Silk mystery, Too Hot to Handle (RENDEZVOUS) in which the hapless Fiona attempts to write an erotic cookbook. Bring your lunch; coffee will be served. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Collected Works. For more info, phone 613 580-2940.


Vineyard Alpacas, 4660 Greenlane, Beamsville, ON

Help RICK BLECHTA clear his closet of his previous novels in preparation for the March release of his new novel, A Case of You (RENDEZVOUS). Rick will be selling and signing his books at a craft event at Vineyard Alpacas. To make this event extra special, there will be alpacas – real alpacas. If you don’t believe Rick or if you want more info about the event (or the alpacas), visit www.vineyardalpacas.com (click on “The Store”…or if you want to see alpacas, on “Alpacas”) or phone 905 563-3296.


Wed, Feb 20, 7:00 p.m., Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON

Join BARBARA FRADKIN and MARY JANE MAFFINI at the February Capital Crime Writers (CCW) meeting, where they’ll be grilled by Susan Gates on the “Characters with Character” panel. Everyone welcome. Free to CCW members, nominal charge for non-members.


Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Sundays, 11:00 p.m.
Mystery TV (Global)

MARY JANE MAFFINI and DAVID RUSSELL appear on True Pulp Murder, a documentary series on Global TV that examines real murder cases from the point of view of detectives who investigated them with commentary from mystery writers. For more info about the series, including a link to Global for the schedule, visit www.truepulpmurder.com


Thurs, Feb 21, 8:30 to 9:00 p.m. (ET)

MARY JANE MAFFINI will be mysterious yet illuminating as only a crime writer can be when she is interviewed by fellow crime writer VICKI DELANY on Vicki’s new radio show, Criminal Masterminds. Tune into www.internetvoicesradio.com, and if you miss the live interview, the program will be available in the Website’s archives.


RICK BLECHTA starts to crank up the old promo machine for his latest novel, A Case of You (RENDEZVOUS), which is due out at the beginning of March. He will be the writer-in-residence for the month of February on openbooktoronto.com. This involves all sorts of blog entries, the odd book review, and maybe even some music selections. Comments, criticism, and questions are all welcome.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Hear RendezVous Crime author, Rick Blechta interviewed live on Internet radio!

The program, Vicki's Mysteries, hosted by Canadian author Vicki Delany, can be heard at Internet Voices Radio (www.internetvoicesradio.com) this coming Thursday, January 17th at 8:35 EST. Look for Live Programming (just under the clocks in the centre of the web page, and click on either high speed or low speed -- depending on the speed of your Internet connection. We'd advise anyone who doesn't usually listen to radio on the Internet to give it a try first. You may need to install software which should take only about 5 minutes depending on the speed of your connection.

Rick will be talking about (among other things) his about-to-be-released novel, A Case of You. Get a sneak preview of what we think is Rick's best work so far.

The interview will be available in the archive section shortly after it airs. Click on Archives from the menu on the left of the web page and find Vicki's name.