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Toronto International Book Fair – November 15

November 15 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. - I’ll be appearing at Inspire: Toronto International Book Fair on a panel of five Dundurn authors. A book signing will follow from 6:30-7:00 p.m.

INSPIRE! The Toronto International Book Fair will be part exhibition, part market and part cultural festival, celebrating reading in all forms and embracing all facets of the book trade. It will be a place for readers to connect with those who write and produce the books they love—to learn, explore and be entertained, in all print, digital and convergence formats and activations.”

Classic Theatre Festival – August 30

Along with Ottawa crime writer Thomas Curran, I’ll be appearing at the  Classic Theatre Festival  in Perth, Ontario on Saturday, August 30 before the evening showing of Dial M for Murder. We’ll read from out latest books before the show, and Capital Crime Writers will have copies for sale.

My Sister’s Keeper Shortlisted for Arthur Ellis Award

I’m thrilled that My Sister’s Keeper, the first in the Anna Sweet mysteries from Grass Roots Press, has been shortlisted for a Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award in the best novella category. The Arthur Ellis banquet takes place in Toronto on June 5th.

May 3: Book Signing at Perfect Books, Ottawa



I will be signing copies of Cold Mourning at Perfect Books Saturday, May 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Perfect Books is an independent bookstore located at 258A Elgin Steet (at Somerset). Drop in and say hello!



Brittons Signing – Saturday, April 5

I’d love to see you at Brittons in the Glebe between one and three p.m. on Saturday, April 5 – copies of Cold Mourning will be available. Brittons is located at 846 Bank Street (near Fifth).

Cold Mourning Reviewed in the National Post

Cold Mourning maintains its low-key feel just long enough to sneak up on you with its grit and promise.”

Read the entire review by Sarah Weinman in the National Post posted under ‘Crimewave’.

Ottawa Citizen Review

…a smart and solid new Canadian mystery series.”

Ottawa Citizen book editor Peter Robb recently interviewed me about my new Stonechild and Rouleau police procedural series, starting with Cold Mourning. You can read the entire article online.

Quill & Quire Review of Cold Mourning

“Intertwining mysteries drive the fast-paced plot of this suspenseful, wintry novel from Ottawa crime writer Brenda Chapman.”

Quill & Quire  2014

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Deeply atmospheric and tightly plotted, Cold Mourning is Chapman’s sharpest mystery yet.” ― C.B. Forrest, author of the Charlie McKelvey mysteries

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