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An Interview with Hayden Trenholm

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2009 at 12:29pm

Hayden Trenholm is the Aurora Award winning author of two novels and numerous short stories and plays. he is also a familiar face at KeyCon, Winnipeg's science fiction and fantasy convention. Hayden was kind enough to answer some questions about his writing and his latest novel, Steel Whispers.

Categories: Interview, SciFi & Fantasy, Mystery & Crime


A Review of Vanilla Ride by Joe R. Lansdale

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 11:52am

Good ol' boys Hap Collins and Leonard Pine return to star in their first new adventure in eight years, Vanilla Ride. What starts as a simple favour for a friend -- rescuing his granddaughter from her deadbeat, drug dealing boyfriend -- quickly has the the duo at odds with not only the local law, but the Dixie Mafia.

Categories: Reviews, Staff Pick, Mystery & Crime


Crime Writer's Association Releases Dagger Shortlists

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 6:39pm

The CWA's Dagger Awards shortlists are out, and it looks like the Scandinavians have taken the knives to the competition. Of the six finalists for the International Dagger, which celebrates the best spy, thriller, suspense, crime or mystery novel translated into English for U.K. publication, France's Fred Vargas was the only non-scandinavian on the list.

The International Dagger Shortlist:

You will find a complete list of nominees in all categories here.

Categories: Awards, Mystery & Crime

An Interview with Linda L. Richards

Monday, May 11, 2009 at 5:55pm

Linda L. Richards' first novel featuring drunken private dick Dexter J. Theroux and plucky secretary Kitty Pangborn, Death Was the Other Woman, was one of my favourite novels of 2008. The follow up, Death Was in the Picture will without a doubt find itself in similar company for 2009. Linda was kind enough to agree to a brief email interview to answer some of my questions.

Categories: Interview, Mystery & Crime


An Interview with Anthony Bidulka

Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 2:14pm

Aloha, Candy Hearts, the 6th book in Anthony Bidulka's award winning and wildly popular Russell Quant Mystery series hit shelves this month. Anthony kindly took time out of his busy writing and promotion schedule, he is launching Aloha, Candy Hearts on May 26 in Saskatoon and on June 1 in Winnipeg, in order to answer some email questions I had about his writing process, his series and Russell Quant himself.

Categories: Interview, Authors, Mystery & Crime, Saskatoon


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