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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

Read the entire review!

Cold Mourning Book Launch – Sunday, March 9

Everyone is welcome to the launch of Cold Mourning the first in my Stonechild and Rouleau police procedural series.

Sunday March 9, 2014

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Whispers Pub 249, Richmond Road in Westboro

Drop by and join in the celebration!

Books on Beechwood will be on hand with books for purchase.

Left Coast Crime – March 20-23, 2014

Most excited to be attending my first Left Coast Crime mystery conference in Monterey California from March 20-23.  You should plan on being there too!

Book Signing McNally Robinson Winnipeg – Thursday, December 5

I’ll be signing copies of In Winter’s Grip and Second Chances on Thursday, December 5 between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. in McNally Robinson, Winnipeg.

Brenda Chapman — Book Signing

Thursday Dec 05 2013 6:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park by the Cash Desk

Signing In Winter’s Grip (Dundurn Press).

After her mothers suicide, Maja Cleary turned her back on her family and Duved Cove, Minnesota until a desperate phone call reveals that her father has been murdered and her brother Jonas is the prime suspect. She flies home, knowing that she will have to confront shared memories of an abusive father. Even as she works to prove her brothers innocence, she cannot ignore the evidence that he had every reason to kill their father. The frigid, stormy Minnesota landscape sets the mood as she battles against time, the local police and the relentless snow.

Brenda Chapman began her children’s fiction career with Running Scared, the first in the Jennifer Bannon series. Hiding in Hawk’s Creek was shortlisted for the CLA Book of the Year for Children. Where Trouble Leads and Trail of Secrets followed. Her first mystery for adults, In Winter’s Grip, was published in 2010. She lives in Ottawa. Chapman will also be signing her YA novel Second Chances.




Winnipeg Public Library – Literacy Event – Wednesday, December 4

I will be appearing at the Winnipeg Public Library, Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald Street, on Wednesday, December 4 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. to speak to adult learners about the Anna Sweet mysteries. Details are in the attached poster.



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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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