Our Upcoming Events

Location and time

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, October 17, 2019

We are thrilled to welcome back Crown Attorney Nicole Bailey. Last time she took us through the harrowing case of murdered child. This time, she will switch gears and talk about the funny side of being a defence and prosecution attorney - the stories we rarely see on TV or hear about on the news! Prepare for some laughs as we look at "the lighter side of the law".

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!