Our Upcoming Events

Location and time

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.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

cover of Say No More by Hank Phillippi Ryan

We are very excited to announce that, through the generosity of our mothership's Speakers' Bureau program, we will have the honour of presenting five-time Agatha Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan.

Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate. She's won 33 Emmy awards, 14 Edward R. Murrow awards and dozens of other honors for her groundbreaking journalism. A bestselling author of nine mystery novels, Ryan has won multiple prestigious awards for her crime fiction: five Agatha awards, two Anthony awards, the Daphne, two Macavity awards, and for her novel The Other Woman, Ryan won the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. National reviews have called her a "master at crafting suspenseful mysteries" and "a superb and gifted storyteller."

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Our annual Summer Field Trip! This year the theme is: Death by Chocolate! This will involved a custom tour of a chocolate-making factory (in Toronto) and a cheese-tasting. Space is very limited. Full Members will be given first priority. We will announce on social media when tickets become available.


Our annual summer get-together Potluck.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thrillerfest The Freedom Broker by 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 launching in February, 2017.

October 12-15, 2017

Bouchercon 2017







Bouchercon, the world mystery convention, will be held in Toronto and we will be there!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lawyer Mark Freiman will talk about what is involved in prosecuting hate crimes.

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Location and time:

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). Once inside the first set of doors, immediately turn right, and take the elevator to the second floor.

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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.


The Whole She-Bang 2, our chapter's most recent anthology is available in ebook and print format.



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