A new review

Thanks to Cooperation Housing in Fremantle, Western Australia for their kind review of Murder is Uncooperative. They had this to say in their newsletter:

“Merrilee Robson has drawn on her own co-op experiences to write an engaging mystery whose setting will ring true to anyone familiar with the housing co-op sector.”

I’m always happy to hear from readers but it particularly pleases me when housing co-op members tell me they find the book believable.

#co-operative housing #mystery



New short story

I have another short story out, just published in Over My Dead Body! online magazine.


Heading to Bouchercon

It’s so exciting to see writer friends from other countries arriving in Toronto for Bouchercon. While my jet lag will be nothing compared to theirs, I’m off today. Looking forward to seeing everyone. #Bouchercon2017  @SINCnational @SINCCanadaWest @crimewriterscan



Crime at Word Vancouver

I spent Sunday at Word Vancouver, a free literary festival held at the Vancouver Public Library’s central branch. Crime Writers of Canada members staffed an information table and participated in a panel on mysteries set in BC.

Here I am at the table with fellow @crimewriterscan members Iona Whishaw, Debra Purdy Kong, and Trine Bronken.






WORD Vancouver

I’ll be at the WORD Vancouver festival (@WORD_Vancouver) on Sunday as part of the Crime Writers of Canada () presence. If you’re in Vancouver, stop by to visit us, listen to the panel of local mystery writers at 4 pm, or bid on our package of books in the Silent Auction. Here’s the info: https://issuu.com/wordvancouver/docs/word_vancouver_program_2017

#mystery #crimefiction


When Words Collide

I’m getting ready for When Words Collide in Calgary next week. @WWC_Calgary

Here’s a list of the sessions I’ll be involved in:

Friday, August 11, 7 pm Keep Your Pantsers on as the Plotters Thicken

Saturday, August 12, 12 pm The Mystery of Mysteries

Saturday, August 12, 3 pm Absolute Mystery Basics

Sunday, August 13, 2 pm Elements of Suspense

Sunday, August 13, 4 pm Women of Mystery

I’m looking forward to it. The conference is sold out but I’m told they are keeping a waiting list. And the Merchants Room is open to the public, as are the autograph sessions on Saturday 8 pm in the Parkland Room at the Delta Calgary South. If you’re in Calgary on Saturday, August 12, stop by. I would love to see you.