Last month I had a fabulous opportunity to gather with some other members of the Crime Writers of Canada for a panel discussion prior to the announcement of the Arthur Ellis Award Shortlist. As you can probably guess from the title, we met at the Vancouver Public Library on April 22.
It's always rewarding to get together with peers and finally be able to put faces to those names that keep popping up in mystery writing circles. Western Canada has some truly unique voices and I hope everyone reading this takes a happy risk and decides to read a Canadian author they haven't read before. Or maybe five or ten Canadian authors!
Stellar Canadian crime fiction sits innocently on the book shelves - ready to leap into your hands and take your attention hostage.