Women of Mystery

What do a burned-out WWII spy seeking peace and quiet in the wilds of BC, a single parent desperate for affordable housing in Vancouver and a female hit person have in common? They are all women on the case and creations of Vancouver mystery authors. On Thursday, September 13, I’ll be joining Iona Whishaw and Linda L. Richards to talk about writing and read from our latest works at the 2nd Annual General Meeting of the Left Coast Crime Convention Association

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Atrium, Richmond Library and Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

For more information about Left Coast Crime 2019, go to the website: www.leftcoastcrime.org/2019/

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Crime fiction from tears to laughter

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This afternoon I moderated a  session at the Firehall branch of the Vancouver Public Library which gave a sampling of the depth and range of crime fiction in this part of Canada. Carys Cragg read from Dead Reckoning, her heartbreaking and uplifting memoir about meeting the man who killed her father. AJ Devlin had us laughing out loud with his brand-new debut novel, Cobra Clutch. And Robert W, Mackay thrilled us with his story of wartime bravery, Soldier of the Horse. Thanks to the Vancouver Public Library for hosting this author reading event, part of a series of events celebrating Crime Writers of Canada’s 35th anniversary.

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Crime Writers of Canada members (left to right) Robert W. Mackay, Carys Cragg, AJ Devlin and me at the VPL.

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

 

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.