Our Upcoming Events

Location and time

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Our annual Field Trip! This year we've planned a little twist on an old favourite. In keeping with the expanding genre mashups in the mystery field we will be showcasing mystery novels with a twist. Think "alternative history" (Sherlock has a granddaughter), a sleuth's pet who can talk, a detective with periodic clarivoiance... you get the idea. These are full-on mysteries with engaging characters, clever plots, and unexpected elements. There will be munchies and imbibables.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Our annual Potluck Social! Get together with your fellow Sisters and Brothers to enjoy good food, beverages, and lots of conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Traditional Mysteries: The Christie Legacy

Rosemary McCracken, author and novel writing teacher at George Brown College, will be taking us through the history of "traditional" mysteries (aka cozies) and the deep debt today's mystery authors owe to Agatha Christie. Christie’s books follow 22 elements of traditional novel structure. Do you know what they are? As a reader, do you (intentionally/unintentionally) choose books based on some of these elements? As a writer, do you consider each of these when deciding what type of story to write? Come hear a lively discussion of the history of the mystery.

McCracken's short stories have appeared in many mystery anthologies, including The Whole She-Bang and the upcoming Malice Domestic's Mystery Most Edible. Safe Harbor, the first in the Pat Tierney mystery series, was shortlisted for Britain’s Debut Dagger award in 2010. Its sequel, Black Water, was released in 2013, followed by Raven Lake in 2016.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Is reading a historial mystery fiction novel good way to find out about events in history? Find out the answer to this and many other questions as we convene a panel of authors writing in the genre:

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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 3, our chapter's most recent anthology is available in ebook and print format.


Crime Beat Confidential is a bi-monthly TV series has guests in various areas of “crime” being interviewed by mystery author Sharon A. Crawford.


Do you have an upcoming book launch, signing, or other mystery-related event? Drop us a line and we'll post your information here!