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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.

Cozy up to murder with Crime and Cupcakes

Capital crime-writing mavens, Vicky Delany, Mary Jane & Victoria Maffini, and Linda Wiken join forces to launch their books under their respective noms-de-plume. Nothing pairs better with fictional murder than light refreshments, wine, cupcakes and some lively discussions.

Join the authors on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Library and Archives Canada (2nd floor) at 395 Wellington St, Ottawa.

Delany as Eva Gates

Delany as Eva Gates

Delany, writing as Eva Gates, takes readers back to the Outer Banks with her second book in her Lighthouse Library trilogy. In Booked for Trouble, protagonist-librarian Lucy catalogs the clues in a bid to find the killer of her socialite mother’s archrival before her materfamilias is thrown behind bars. This is Delany’s third release this fall in different crime trilogies. There are plenty of reading options from this Capital Crime Writer just in time for winter hibernation.

Mary Jane and Victoria Maffini as Victoria Abbott

Mary Jane and Victoria Maffini 

Mary Jane and Victoria Maffini are the mother-daughter writing duo behind the Victoria Abbott novels. Marsh Madness is their fourth installment in the Book Collector Mystery Series. Lured to a country club and spa by the possible acquisition of  first edition Ngaio Marsh books, Jordan, Vera and Uncle Kev find that they are not only victims of a scam, they are scapegoats for murder. Next up in the series will be The Hammett Hex.

Wiken as Erika Chase

Wiken as Erika Chase

Wiken, writing as Erika Chase is launching Book 5 in the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries. In Law and Author, retired police chief and member of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society, Bob Miller sees his 21-year-old (and heretofore unknown) granddaughter enter his life followed shortly thereafter by the murder of a stranger. Miller and the amateur sleuths in the book club work quickly to solve the murder before other deaths are written into the plot.