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January - March 2014     VOLUME 18 ISSUE 1
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Canadian Crime Fiction

R.J. Harlick, C.B. Forrest and Vicki Delany

Delicious Reads welcomes award winning authors from the Capital Crime Writers, Ottawa, Canada! 

On Thursday, March 13 from 1 – 3:30 p.m. "Northern Exposure: Canadian Crime Fiction" will be held in the Leesburg Public Library. This event will introduce new works and exciting news. 

At 1 p.m. A Green Place for Dying  with R. J. Harlick.  Meg Harris returns in the 5th book in the series, to Three Deer Point after her trip to the Arctic only to discover that the daughter of a friend has been missing from the Migiskan Reserve for over two months. Treating her as a runaway, the police refuse to do little more than a nominal search and continue to stall even when the girl's friend turns up murdered.

“Meg Harris...gets an education in evil in Harlick's absorbing fifth mystery." Publishers Weekly Silver Totem of Shame, Meg Harris Mystery book 6 will be released in 2014.

At 1:45 p.m. The Devil's Dust  by C.B. Forrest, the author of the critically acclaimed Charlie McKelvey mystery trilogy. The Devil’s Dust, was released by Dundurn Publishers and called "exceptional" by Publisher's Weekly and "evocative, word-perfect and carefully crafted" by award-winning author Peggy Blair.

“Devil’s Dust is a tour de force, the crime fiction trifecta: perfectly plotted whodunit, first-rate thriller and beautifully crafted novel. The end is stunning!” – Tim Wynne-Jones, author of Blink & Caution and two-time Governor General Award Winner

At 2:30 p.m. A Cold Sun  by best selling author Vicki Delany.  The 6th in her critically acclaimed Constable Molly Smith series, A Cold White Sun places Vicki Delany’s marvelous storytelling on full display. Delany’s formidable Canadian sleuth, Molly Smith, pits her skills against an ice-cold killer, just as her personal life heats up. I love this series!” Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author. The Constable Molly Smith Series has been optioned for TV.

“…the author’s quietly competent sketch of police work in a small town will keep readers turning the pages.” Publishers Weekly

Join us again on Friday, March 14 at 1 p.m. for "Across the Border" in the W. T. Bland Public Library.

Over the past decade, Canadian mystery writers have made a splash on bestseller and award lists around the globe. With established veterans like Howard Engel, Peter Robinson, Gail Bowen, and Giles Blunt and newer stars like Linwood Barclay, Mary Jane Maffini, Barbara Fradkin, and Louise Penny, there’s no need to leave home to be kept on the edge of your seat. Canada is the home of a disproportionately large number of mystery and crime writers that have achieved worldwide success and many have had offers for TV or movie adaptations.

Festival goers will have one last chance to meet these authors on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Cooper Memorial Library in a panel discussion  "The Art of Character - Creating Memorable Characters".

From your hero to your villain to your comedic relief, characters are what every story is all about. Learn the key questions to ask yourself when you start creating the people that populate your fiction, how to develop them in a dynamic, dramatic way, and of course, what to do with them once you’ve got them. Three of Canada’s criminal masterminds invite you to a discussion on crime writing. The best-selling authors and masterminds include R.J. Harlick, C.B. Forrest and Vicky Delany. Discuss techniques for making your characters come to life with members of the Capital Crime Writers of Ottawa, Canada.