Brenda Chapman

Mystery Writer

Brenda Chapman is a Canadian crime fiction author with over twenty published novels. In addition to short stories and standalones, she has written the lauded Stonechild and Rouleau police procedural series, the Anna Sweet mystery novellas, and the Jennifer Bannon mysteries for middle grade. Blind Date is the first in her Hunter and Tate mysteries. Her work has been shortlisted for several awards including four Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence.

Upcoming Appearances

Ottawa International Writers Festival – Monday, October 16 at 7 p.m. I will be interviewing Kathy Reichs about her latest release The Bone Hacker. Details here.

Canadian Authors Association Guest speaker – Monday, October 23 at 7 p.m.

Cumberland Public Library – Sunday November 12 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Don Butler and I will make a joint presentation about our books and writing process.

Coles Carlingwood Book Signing – Saturday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Get a start on your Christmas shopping!

Mystery Bookclub – January 17 (2024) at 1 p.m. – Guest author at the Alta Vista Library

New and Reviews

  • An interview in Kitchissippi Times
  • A terrific When Last Seen review in Publisher’s Weekly!
  • Crime Writers of Canada’s Eric D’Souza interviewed me about my short story “The Final Hit” in the anthology  Cold Canadian Crime.
  • Cold Mourning & Butterfly Kills audiobooks were among the top 10 library loans in 2021 in more than one country! Article in The Guardian
  • This 2022 interview on Daytime Ottawa introduces Blind Date and the new Hunter and Tate mystery series.

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