Category Archives: Book signing

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

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

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

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


Book launch for latest offerings by Fradkin and Wiken

Barbara Fradkin, CCW author and two-time winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, is set to launch, Fire in the Stars, the first book in a new series. The book introduces Amanda Doucette, a former foreign aid worker who has returned to Canada to recover from a traumatic experience in Africa and finds herself searching for a fellow survivor gone missing in Newfoundland.


Although it’s a different setting and cast of characters, Fradkin hopes that readers who enjoy Inspector Green will find Amanda’s commitment, determination, and compassion equally engaging.


The launch also features Ladies’ Killing Circle compatriot Linda Wiken, who is also launching a new series.


Enjoy the refreshments while listening to these authors read excerpts from their newest work.

When and where

  • September 28, 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Mother McGinty’s Stage of the Heart and Crown Pub, 67 Clarence St.
 The best parking is in the parking garage right across the street, but you can also try street parking.

Chapman launches 3rd book in Stonechild & Rouleau series

stonechild_3Join Brenda Chapman for the launch of Tumbled Graves, third in the Stonechild and Rouleau series! The launch takes place this Sunday, April 3 between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. at Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Road ( ).

Books on Beechwood will be available with copies for purchase.

Brenda will also be appearing with Linwood Barclay, John Lawton and Joyce Fielding at the Ottawa International Book Festival on Sunday, April 17 at 8:30 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral.
Barbara Fradkin will be asking the questions! For tickets and more information, visit the Festival website:

Whellams latest thriller takes retired British sleuth to the desert

Whellams_book_verdictOttawa author and CCW member David Whellams has released the third volume in his Peter Cammon series.

The Verdict on Each Man Dead takes retired Chief Inspector Peter Cammon to the Utah desert in search of a terrorist and murderer. Along the way he must strike alliances with local police, corrupt officials, Mexican drug lords and even the Unabomber himself in order to stop a psychopath intent on reviving his terrorist ways.

The book is now available in all formats.

Join Whellams at his official book launch on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Whispers Pub (249 Richmond Rd.).