Newspaper columnist and author Randall Denley had his novel Spiked excerpted in the Ottawa Citizen as part of the newspaper’s Summer Thriller series. Spiked is the second book in the Kris Redner mystery series, and the follow-up to the popular One Dead Sister mystery. Randall will be having a number of books signings this autumn for Spiked. To find out dates and locations, check the Ottawa Press and Publishing website. Read the Ottawa Citizen excerpt here.
A cake designed as the front cover of Darkest Before the Dawn was the centre-piece of Mike Martin's recent book launch at Books on Beechwood. The seventh book in the Sgt. Windflower mystery series, Darkest Before the Dawn is now available at all Chapters-indigo stores, Independent stores in Ottawa and on-line through Amazon and Ottawa Press and Publishing. After the book launch, Mike's cake was cut into chapters and enjoyed by all who attended the launch.
The book launch for John Owens latest book, Connecdead, will be held at Books on Beechwood, at 35 Beechwood Avenue, on October 20th from 1-3 p.m. The first book in the Jake Lydon mystery series, Connecdead has been called "Chandler-like, if Raymond Chandler were a bit more cynical." Come out and meet John and decide for yourself if he bears any resemblance to his Hawaiian-shirt-wearing, chain-smoking, curmudgeon-on-a-good-day, anti-hero.
Lost Ottawa was recently confirmed as the top selling “Local Interest” book in Canada last year, by the Chapters-Indigo chain of bookstores. The success of David McGee’s book was perhaps no surprise to fans of his popular Facebook page, but Lost Ottawa has turned into one of the most successful “regional publishing” books in the history of Chapters. The second book in the Lost Ottawa series will be available for sale through Ottawa Press and Publishing in September.
Ron Corbett’s first novel was recently nominated for a prestigious Edgar award by the Mystery Writers of America. Ragged Lake was nominated in the Best Original Paperback category. This is the second nomination for Ragged Lake. The book is also up for a Crime Writers of Canada award, as best debut novel.