Blind Date

Blind Date

Nobody’s safe when a killer has you in their sights.

True crime podcaster Ella Tate is shaken to her core by the horrific assault and murder of Josie Wheatly, a teacher she has never met … because not only had Josie moved into Ella’s vacated apartment three months earlier, but her Facebook photos reveal a striking resemblance between the two women.

Within days, two people close to Ella are harmed, and she fears that she’s become the target of twisted revenge from her crime-reporting days. Reluctantly teaming up with her neighbour Tony, a hairdresser who loves the finer things in life, and Liam Hunter, the persistent detective assigned to the cases, Ella struggles to stay one step ahead before she becomes the target of the final kill.

Blind Date is the first in a new series from Ivy Bay Press. Publication date is March 1, 2022.

Publisher: Ivy Bay Press

ISBN: 978-0-9784284-0-2 (Trade paperback)

978-0-9784284-1-9 (e-book)

978-0-9784284-2-6 (Audiobook)


Reviews of Blind Date


…a well-crafted page-turner that explores the evil lurking in the shadows of the nation’s capital. Ottawa Citizen

Never at a loss to weave a spellbinding story, Chapman has seamlessly made the transition from portraying police detectives to depicting an amateur sleuth in over her head … The result is a credible, well-crafted story that will keep readers turning the page, and when finished, thirsting for more. Highly recommended. – Jim Napier, Ottawa Review of Books

When I settled back with Blind Date by acclaimed author Brenda Chapman, I only meant to read the opening chapters, but I ended up reading late into the night. It was that good. Blind Date’s the introduction to a promising new series. Get yourself invested in this well-paced and well-told mystery as true-crime podcaster Ella Tate gathers clues and attempts to solve a teacher’s murder.
– Dietrich Kalteis, author of Under an Outlaw Moon

Blind Date is an absolute page turner and a promising debut for Ella Tate: blogger,
crime reporter and scrappy fighter with a heart as big as a punching bag. This is Brenda
Chapman at her best. – Tim Wynne-Jones, Edgar and two-time Arthur Ellis winner

This riveting read offers edge-of-your-seat tension as you fear for the complex characters. Prepare to be up all night. – Mary Jane Maffini, author of the Camilla MacPhee, Fiona Silk and Charlotte Adams mysteries

Blind Date is a captivating thriller, well-paced, and full of unique characters and twists and turns. – Karen Grose, The Dime Box

Blind Date will hook you from its early pages and reel you in, holding on until its final page. – Glebe Report (entire review)

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