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.
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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

 

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