Congratulations - Part 1

Arthur Ellis Finalist badge

The Sisters in Crime are so thrilled that THREE of our members' short stories in The Whole She-Bang 3 anthology launched last November, are on the short-list for the prestigious Arthur Ellis Awards!

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The awards will be announced at the Arthur Ellis Awards Gala to be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:00PM at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto. Tickets are on sale through the Crime Writers of Canada website.

Here is a link to the full Arthur Ellis Award shortlist.

Congratulations - Part 2

13 Claws mystery anthology

Our Sister Marilyn Kay has had TWO short stories accepted in two upcoming anthologies!

Launched November, 2016

cover of Whole She-Bang 3The Toronto Chapter of Sisters in Crime is thrilled to announce the launch of our third mystery anthology! We had a fantastic time at both our launches. The authors read excerpts from their stories, just enough to intrigue us and leave us wanting more. (Hint: buy the book and find out how it ends!) There was cake/wine/fruit/cheese/coffee and a book swap as well. Lots of great energy, signings, and socializing.

If you couldn't make it to either of our book launches, don't despair! Our book(s) are available in print and ebook formats. Click here for details, or go to the anthology's own Facebook page!

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Children's Book Bank - childhood literacy
A little-known fact about our anthologies: 50% of our net proceeds goes to the Children's Book Bank. So, in addition to getting a diverse sampler of mystery authors to try out, you are also supporting a worthy cause: childhood literacy!

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

cover of What Killed Jane Creba by Anita Arvast

The day after Christmas in 2005, fifteen-year-old Jane Creba was fatally shot on one of the busiest streets in Toronto. Both police and journalists reported the death as one of an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire of rival gangs. There was much more to the story.

Anita Arvast, author of What Killed Jane Creba: Rap, Race, and the Invention of a Gang War and Bloody Justice: The Truth Behind the Bandidos Massacre at Shedden, will talk about the process of writing non-fiction/true crime and what she discovered in researching this case in particular.

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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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FULL Members of SinC get up to 30% discount on prominent mystery magazines! Check out the list, and all the other benefits of full membership!

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Upcoming Mystery Cons

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.