Monday, May 31, 2010


For a different sort of launch party for Gold Fever, the second in the Klondike Mystery series, Vicki Delany hosted a formal afternoon tea at The Tea Room, Marine Drive, Oakville Ontario. It was a great event, the food was lovely, served with a variety of teas. The early spring afternoon was exceptionally warm so people enjoyed sitting outside as well as inside the restaurant.


Some of RVC's folks hobnobbing the Bloody Words conference in Toronto, May 28-29

Photo one: Linda Wiken, Brenda Chapman, Barbara Fradkin
Photo two: CB Forrest, Brenda Chapman

Friday, May 28, 2010

Cool Canadian Crime in Action

RVC authors, the publisher and the editor gathered on the evening of May 27 at the Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre for a banquet in honour of the nominees for the Arthur Ellis Awards of 2010. We were especially happy because two of the nominees were RVC authors, R.J. Harlick for Arctic Blue Death and C.B. Forrest for
The Weight of Stones.

Although neither of our nominees won, it was a fun evening where we celebrated the accomplishments of all crime writers in Canada. The evening ended with the presentation of the Derrick Murdoch Award for lifetime achievement to Peter Robinson, a two-time president of the CWC.

Photo 1: RVC authors Lou Allin and Joan Boswell
Photo 2: Barbara Fradkin and Linda Wiken, former owner of Prime Books and crime writer
Photo 3: Some of the RVC gang: (front) a rather intense Rick Blechta, Mel Bradshaw. (rear) editor Allister Thompson, nominee C.B. Forrest, nominee R.J. Harlick, publisher Sylvia McConnell