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.
Local celebrated author Alan Cumyn and I will be presenting our books to adult learners and literacy groups at the Ottawa Carleton Distric School Board’s Continuing Education School, 440 Albert St., Room C210 on Tuesday, November 19 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Linda Wiken, who writes for Berkley Prime Crime under the pseudonym Erika Chase, reviews My Sister’s Keeper and The Hard Fall, the first two releases in the Anna Sweet Mystery Series from Grass Roots Press:
“These novellas are the perfect length for that wait at the dentist’s office, that short plane ride or just a time when you don’t want to commit to an entire evening of reading. Fast paced and gripping, well-drawn characters, and dialogue that says volumes, the Anna Sweet series will also be a hit with those of us already committed to reading. Brenda Chapman has perfected the skill of saying a lot with a few words. Don’t let the size of these books nor their designation stop you from reading them. You’ll find a satisfying read awaiting.”
Read the entire review.
Durndurn will be publishing Cold Mourning early in 2014. This is the first in a police procedural series and is set in the frozen streets of Ottawa just before Christmas. Here is the first advance review:
“Deeply atmospheric and tightly plotted, Cold Mourning is Chapman’s sharpest mystery yet. In Kala Stonechild we meet a damaged, complex and courageous heroine determined to leave her complicated past behind…. Spare, haunting and unflinching, Cold Mourning will make you shiver long after you’ve put it down. A gripping read from the first line of the first page.”
― C.B. Forrest, author of the Charlie McKelvey mysteries
Anna Sweet, ex-cop turned waitress, is bar hopping her way across the U.S.A. But a middle-of-the-night phone call to Anna’s hotel room in Texas is about to end her life on the road. Her sister Cheri’s brakes failed, and she’s lying banged up in an Ottawa hospital. Cheri warns that unless Anna comes right home, she’ll be dead by Christmas.