Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tues, Feb 24, 11:00 a.m.
Sanibel Island Bookshop, 1571 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island/Fort Myers, FL

The six dangerous dames of the LADIES’ KILLING CIRCLE – MARY JANE MAFFINI, BARBARA FRADKIN, LINDA WIKEN, JOAN BOSWELL, VICKI CAMERON, and SUE PIKE – have temporarily abandoned the Ottawa deep-freeze in favour of Florida sun and fun. They’ll be signing copies of their newest mystery anthology, Going Out with a Bang (RENDEZVOUS CRIME), which the Ottawa Citizen calls “an explosive mix” and “an anthology packed with lethal goodies.”

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Ontario Library Association Superconference is on at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and yesterday (January 29), the Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario hosted two Napoleon & Co writers at their booth. OBPO administrator Marg Anne Morrison welcomed Mel Bradshaw at 2 p.m. Mel inscribed and gave out copies of his latest mystery Victim Impact (RendezVous Crime ) while supplies lasted, and was succeeded at 3 p.m. by Laurie Channer who did the same for her debut novel Godblog (Darkstar Fiction). Blowing snow didn't keep school and public librarians from turning out in force, and many stopped by for a chat even after the books were gone.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rick Blechta will be taking part in a series of food, wines and "mystery" cocktails presented by the LCBO.

Date: Tuesday, February 10th
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: LCBO Bayview Village, 2901 Bayview Avenue (at Sheppard), North York, ON
Cost: $35
Space is limited, so you must call the store to reserve your space: 416-222-7658.

The "mystery" cocktail will be invented just for the occasion and inspired by Rick's most recent RVC novel, A Case of You. Rick himself will be discussing and reading from the book during the evening. A free copy of the book will be made available for pickup after your registration.

Because of the food and liquor (and the book), there is a $35 charge for the event.

If you haven't read the novel yet, you should because Rick has been asked to talk about "the story behind the story". He will also be reading from "deleted scenes" and discussing why they were deleted and how the story needed to be modified because of this.

These LCBO Literary Evenings are very enjoyable. Be sure to put this on your literary to-do list.