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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thrillerfest headshot of author K J Howe

Kimberley Howe, Associate Director of ThrillerFest - the premiere conference for thriller enthusiasts - and member of the Rogue Women blog ("Writers of spies, lies, and suspense with global outreach. Secrets divulged.") will talk about The Freedom Broker, her debut thriller that explores the dark world of elite kidnap negotiation and recovery.

The Freedom Broker by K J Howe

For the past several years, KJ has researched the world of kidnapping. She has interviewed elite negotiators, former hostages, reintegration experts, K&R insurance executives, and the Special Forces soldiers who deliver ransoms and execute rescues. Howe would like to share some of this intensive research, including how she created her series character, Thea Paris. While home is Toronto, she is often missing in action since travel and adventure are her passions. Howe would also be delighted to answer questions about ThrillerFest and help crime fiction authors in any way she can.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Word on the Street

Once again the Toronto Chapter of Sisters in Crime are thrilled to be participating in Word on the Street Festival, Toronto's interactive outdoor book fair celebrating all things literacy!

Come by our booth in the Writers' Block to visit our Schedule of Authors, get a book signed, and take advantage of the Show Special prices for our THREE mystery anthologies, the latest of which includes 3 Arthur Ellis Award nominated stories and the Arthur Ellis Award winning short story "Death at the Parsonage" by Susan Daly. We will also have discounts on next years annual membership (15 months for the price of 12!), and our crazy popular Sisters in Crime mugs!

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Speaker meetings are held Jan-Jun and Sep-Nov:

We meet on the THIRD THURSDAY every month. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in Room 200 at the Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd (just a block north of Eglinton subway station on Yonge, or half a block west of Yonge). Take the elevator in the lobby to the second floor. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please note: a $5 fee is charged for non-members.

Join Us!

Interested in supper before the meeting? Starting at 5:00 p.m. some of us will get together for dinner at The Pickel Barrel, 2300 Yonge St. It’s just around the corner from the library. There is a wide variety of food, salads, and healthy options, and the prices are very reasonable.

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Three groups of writers affiliated with Toronto Sisters in Crime have released mystery anthologies: Villanous Vacations; 13 O'Clock by the Mesdames of Mayhem; and Nefarious North.

Blog: Mesdames of Mayhem

Blog: The 49th Shelf

Blog: At the Scene of the Crime

Blog: Canadian Bookworm

Blog: Crime Always Pays - writing from a European perspective

Blog: Detectives Beyond Borders - international crime fiction

Interested in starting your own mystery readers' discussion group? Go here for more information.