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Cold Mourning Shortlisted for Arthur Ellis Award

On April 23, 2015, Crime Writers of Canada announced that Cold Mourning is shortlisted for the 2014 best Canadian crime novel. All of the categories and nominees can be found on the CWC website and in the CBC news article.

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Arthur Ellis Shortlist Event – April 23

Stop in at Chapters Rideau (Ottawa) on Thursday, April 23 between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. for an entertaining evening with some of Ottawa’s finest crime writers. We’ve been paired off to interview each other – Mike Martin and I will be trying to extract secrets from each other while other authors in the hot seat include: Linda Wiken, Mary Jane Maffini, Vick Delany and R.J. Halick.

Toward nine o-clock, Crime Writers of Canada will announce the Arthur Ellis shortlist and Capital Crime Writers will announce the Audrey Jessup short story contest shortlist.

An evening of books and mystery…all welcome!

Bitten By Books Giveaway and Author Chat – Tuesday, March 17

I will be the guest author on Bitten by Books author chat on Tuesday, March 17 – Noon Mountain time or 3:00 p.m. Eastern. You can pre-register at the following link and will be eligible for prizes. You can also check in and ask me questions about writing, books…life. Should be fun and I hope you can take part!

CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide except where noted.
Prize 1: A $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
Prize 2: 5 copies of book one Cold Mourning (US and Canada only)

Malice Domestic – May 1 to 3

Rounding up the posse, I’ll be heading to Bethusda Maryland with fellow crime writers Mary Jane Maffini, Linda Wiken and Vicki Delany to attend Malice Domestic from May 1 to 3.

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Perfect Books Signing – Saturday March 7

Saturday, March 7 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., I’ll be signing copies of Butterfly Kills and Cold Mourning at Perfect Books  at 258A Elgin Street, Ottawa. 

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Signing Regina Chapters – February 20, 2015

Drop by the Regina Chapters, Southland Mall, 2625 Gordon Road on Friday, February 20 between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. for a signed copy of Butterfly Kills. I’ll be in the store and look forward to meeting you if you’re in the area.

Moose Jaw Literacy Network Visit – February 18

I’ll be visiting adult learners at the Moose Jaw Literacy Network on Wednesday morning, February 18. You can read more about this organization in the Moose Jaw Times Herald article.

Photography By Christine,

Photography By Christine,

Butterfly Kills Ottawa Launch – February 8th 2-4 pm Whispers Pub

Everyone is welcome to join me in raising a glass to celebrate the launch of Butterfly Kills, the 2nd in the Stonechild and Rouleau police procedural series.

When: Sunday, February 8th from 2-4 pm

Where: Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Road (at Tweedsmuir)

Books of Beechwood will attend with books for sale!


CCW Christmas Dinner

Capital Crime Writers is holding their annual Christmas dinner on Wednesday, December 10th  at Tavola restaurant in the Merivale Market Mall. I’ve been invited to be the guest of honour and this year will be interviewed by my good friend and fellow author Mary Jane Maffini. Did I mention we have a good time when we’re together?  Here we are laughing on a panel at Bloody Words in Toronto in 2010.

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Mystery Cafe – Wednesday, October 15

I’ll be taking part in a  great nevening of readings, interviews and music on Wednesday, October 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  at the Grounded Coffeehouse and Kitchen, 100 Gloucester Street in Ottawa. Join me and fellow crime writers Mary Jane Maffini and Barbara Fradkin with MC Mike Martin for what promises to be a most entertaining time.

This event is being held in conjunction with the Ottawa International Writers Festival.

Admission is free, but for reservations, call Grounded at 613-567-1234. Info:

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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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