Monday, November 09, 2009

OTTAWA Tuesday, November 10th 7 – 9 p.m.
Book launch!
Library and Archives Canada - Sunken Lobby
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Joan Boswell will be launching her newest Hollis Grant mystery Cut to the Chase and Mary Jane Maffini willl be launching Law & Disorder the latest Camilla MacPhee book. Join us for readings, signings, schmoozing, music and, of course, good things to eat, mainly chocolate. For information call Prime Crime at 613-238-3583. Be there!

OTTAWA November 14th
Capital Crime Writers 20th Anniversary Mystery Writer Event!
Capital Crime Writers, in partnership with the Ottawa Public Library, is hosting a mystery writer and mystery reader event on Saturday, November 14, 2009, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. Mary Jane Maffini be on two panels and around throughout the day. She'll be moderating the panel Would I lie to You? From 10:00 to 10:30 with well known fibbers Brenda Chapman;Vicki Cameron;C.B. (Chris) Forrest and Therese Greenwood.

Mary Jane will also be on the panel You talking about me? The advantages and dangers of modelling characters on yourself, friends and family. Panel runs from 1:15 – 1:45. Implications are endless. The other authors are Therese Greenwood, Alex Brett, Brenda Chapman and R.J. (Robin) Harlick.

Local celebrities will read from works by Ottawa mystery writers, including Rick Mofina,Barbara Fradkin and Mary Jane Maffini. A morning workshop on the process of re-writing will be led by Melanie Fogel while author panels and activities take place in the main auditorium.

Admission is free, and there will be plenty of door prizes as well as free morning coffee and a free lunch for all in attendance. Books will be available for purchase from Prime Crime Books with author signings throughout the day. Space is limited so registration is reccommended by e-mailing

For additional information contact Michael Murphy, Ottawa Public Library, at 613.580.2424, ext. 32115 or

OTTAWA Thursday, November 19 7 – 9 p.m.
An evening of the mysterious!
Ottawa Public Library, Centennial Branch, 3870 Richmond Road.

Join Mary Jane Maffini and fellow writers Joan Boswell, Barbara Fradkin, R.J. Robin Harlick for an evening of mysterious conversation about our hot off the presses books. That will be Law & Disorder in my case. Books will be for sale by Prime Crime Mystery bookstore. Aside from that, this is a free event!

TORONTO Dec 5th 1 – 3 pm Double book launch! Just in time for Christmas, Mary Jane Maffini and Joan Boswell will have a Toronto launch for Joan’s new Hollis Grant book, Cut to the Chase, and Maffini's latest, Law & Disorder, at the Toronto Badminton and Racquet Club, 25 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto. Book readings, refreshments and books for sale and signing. Don’t miss out! Email Mary Jane Maffini