FEBRUARY MEETING

Tom Murray is a retired Ontario Provincial Police officer who founded the OPP’s K-9 detection programme in 1978. During his time with the OPP, he and his team worked on a number of high-profile cases and provided security and detection services for a number of VIPs in Canada, including the Pope, the Queen, and more than one president. He also assisted a number of other police departments and services including the RCMP and Maryland State Police in developing their K-9 programmes. After leaving the OPP, Tom founded Canadian Canine Detection Services, which provided and trained dogs for governments and the private sector.

I think this should be a good event, Tom is very excited about it. I’ve asked him to do a short overview of what he did with the dogs and to tell us some of his “war stories.”

Looking forward to seeing you on February 14 at 7 pm at the Honeywell Room (second floor) of the Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West).

Capital Crime Writers Short Story Contest

 

With the cold weather now upon us, maybe you feel like huddling inside where it’s warm and cozy, while enjoying a good book. Or, you could start thinking about entering our annual short story contest.

The contest is open to all residents of the National Capital Region and to all members of Capital Crime Writers.

Click here for more details.

Crime Writers of Canada

Come celebrate 35 years with us in the Nation’s Capital!
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Three deliciously themed events
Thirteen Criminal Minds

A SERVING OF MURDER
Books on Beechwood
11:00 – 12:30  T.E. Wilson & Melissa Yi
12:30 – 2:00  Robin Harlick & Katherine Prairie
2:00 – 3:30  Brian Lindsay

A PERFECT CRIME
Perfect Books(Elgin St)
12:00 – 1:15  Barbara Fradkin
1:15 -2:30  Patricia Filteau
2:30 – 3:45  Mike Martin
3:45 -5:00  Melissa Yi

PLENTY OF CRIME FOR CHRISTMAS
Chapters South Keys (South Keys Shopping Centre)
12:00 – 1:00  Victoria Abbott (aka Mary Jane Maffini) & Linda Wiken (aka Erika Chase)
1:00 – 3:00  Madona Skaff & Linda Wiken
3:00 – 5:00  Jim Napier & Nick Wilkshire

 

CCW Festive Dinner

WHEN:  Wednesday December 13, 2017

TIME:  6 p.m.

WHERE:  TONY CAPONE’S ITALIAN GRILL, 2369 Carling Ave., Ottawa.

Come for dinner & conversation about mysteries.  Our after dinner speaker is CCW member Jim Napier.  Jim worked in academia teaching writing and crime fiction.  He also runs the web site www.deadlydiversions.com.  Upon his retirement, Jim took up writing full time.  His first Colin McDermott mystery, entitled LEGACY: SOMETIMES GOOD INTENTIONS AREN’T ENOUGH was published in 2017.  Copies will be available for purchase.

Seating is not unlimited.  PLEASE EMAIL Michael Murphy at m.murphy345@hotmail.com if you wish to reserve seats.  Include your name and the number of people in your party.  PLEASE RESERVE BEFORE WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6, 2017 AT 5 P.M.

NOVEMBER MEETING

Do you wonder if there are crime television series you are missing?

Are you wondering if there are crime television series in far off lands?

Are there websites covering crime fiction that you may have missed?

Are there newer books  on writing crime novels which you are unaware of?

If you answered yes to any of the above  please join us:

WHEN:  Wednesday November 8, 2017

TIME:    7 p.m.

WHERE:  Honeywell Room  (second floor),   Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West)

Speaker Michael Murphy will discuss some lesser known crime television series you may have missed and also cover crime fiction websites and newer books on writing.  Michael was a librarian for many years with Ottawa Public Library and past president of Capital Crime Writers.

CCW DUES FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON ARE BEING COLLECTED.  FEES FOR THE YEAR ARE $40.00.  RECEIPTS ARE ISSUED AT THE MEETING.

Dues can also be paid via PayPal – see the Join Us link on the website at capitalcrimewriters.com.

OCTOBER MEETING

THE OCTOBER MEETING IS ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18,  7 P.M.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM BOUCHERCON 2017:

Bouchercon is the premier mystery conference for mystery fans.  Join us for reports from the conference.  Many CCW members are planning to attend.  Come and hear about workshops and other happenings at the conference.

DATE:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WHERE:   Honeywell Room (second floor),  Ottawa City Hall  (110 Laurier Avenue West).

TIME: 7 PM

CCW DUES FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON ARE BEING COLLECTED.  FEES FOR THE YEAR ARE $40.00.  RECEIPTS ARE ISSUED AT THE MEETING.

Dues can also be paid via PayPal – see the Join Us link on the website at capitalcrimewriters.com.

 

CCW EXECUTIVE: 2017-2018

A number of changes to the CCW executive (2017-2018) have recently taken effect.  The CCW executive for 2017-2018 is as follows:
PRESIDENT:  Elizabeth Hosang
VICE PRESIDENT:  Michael Murphy
PAST PRESIDENT:  Michael Murphy
PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  Pam Isfeld,  Michael Murphy, Madona Skaff, Elizabeth Hosang
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR:  David Koren
SECRETARY/MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR/TREASURER & FINANCE:  Elizabeth Hosang

David Tremain to speak at September 13, 2017 meeting