Greenaway Creep

R.M. Greenaway, Creep, Dundurn Press

As Halloween approaches, somebody is lurking in fun-fur and scaring the wits out of the locals. But is he, she, or it, also responsible for the mangled corpse.

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Judy Penz Sheluk, A Hole in One: A Glass Dolphin Mystery (#2), Barking Rain Press

Murder, mystery, and mayhem—small-town secrets have never been bigger…

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Linda Wiken, Marinating in Murder, Berkley Prime Crime

There's one thing J.J. Tanner and the Culinary Capers Dinner Club didn't have on the menu -- the dead body in the trunk!

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Joanne Guidoccio, A Different Kind of Reunion, The Wild Rose Press

One lost email could cost a life.

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Juanita Rose Violini, Clue Trail: From Whodunnit to Solution, Mystery Factory

Clue Trail, based on the Mystery Bones method, is a 'How-To' create clues, beat writers block and stop re-writing book.

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Iona Whishaw, It Begins in Betrayal, TouchWood Editions

Darling has been charged with murder and faces the hangman in London. Lane returns to England to save the man she loves.

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Mary Lou Dickinson, The White Ribbon Man, Inanna Publications

A woman’s body is found in the basement toilet of a downtown Toronto church.

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Elizabeth J. Duncan, The Marmalade Murders, St Martin's Press

Orange is the new dead.

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John Moss, Lindstrom Alone, Iguana Books: A Stonewood Imprint

Drawn into the saga of a family bent on self-destruction, a Toronto P.I. travels to Sweden and a showdown with a killer on the windswept island of  Fårö.

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Carolyn Arnold, The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.

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Finlay RemoteAccess

Barry Finlay, Remote Access, Keep On Climbing Publishing

Will satisfy readers who have even a casual interest in tonight's news and who love page-turning suspense.

Shortell CelticKnot

Ann Shortell, Celtic Knot, FriesenPress

Ottawa 1868: A hero shot, a rebel hanged, and three others die before young Irish maid Clara Swift untangles the Celtic Knot.

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Nicholson, Deborah

Deborah NicholsonDeborah Nicholson

 

 

Deborah was born and raised in Western Canada, a combination of prairie farm girl who craves the big city night life and the smell of the Pacific Ocean. After realizing there was no such combination available in Canada, she settled in Calgary and is now a 28-year resident of that city.

Deborah has worked a multitude of jobs in a multitude of industries, which she reports is not a problem with her commitment level but due to tireless research for the books she would soon write. She ended up at the Calgary Centre for Performing Arts after the 1988 Olympics, which means she’s the only Calgarian who can’t regale you with tales of what it was like downtown during the Olympics. Apparently it was lots of fun! Deborah stayed at the Centre for five years, ending up as house manager for Theatre Calgary.

Deb comes from a musical family, her father having been a child prodigy and her mother the first girl in the Moose Jaw Marching Band. Family events were full of song and sounds with various guest artists from all corners of the country. She was also involved in school and community drama clubs. Deborah was first published while in junior high school and has more recently been published in some local Calgary magazines.

In 1993, Deborah completed her first novel. She then waited to become an overnight success. When that didn’t happen, she spent 10 gruelling years trying to find a publisher. Along came Severn House, who has purchased the first five books in the Kate Carpenter murder mystery series set in Calgary. Deborah is still waiting for that overnight success part, but in the meantime, her novels are available in eight countries worldwide with a growing fan base with every release.

Deborah lives in downtown Calgary, where she lives and works with some wonderful and truly supportive people. She continues to write and publish new novels. She continues to do volunteer work for her favourite organizations and backs that up by donating a percentage of the profits of all her novels to various local charities.

Please check out her Web site for further updates at www.deborahnicholson.com .

Deborah is a member of the Crime Writers of Canada, the Writer’s Union of Canada, Writer’s Guild of Alberta, Mystery Writers Ink, and the British Crime Writers Association.

 

Bibliography
The books in Kate Carpenter series currently available from Severn House are House Report, Evening the Score, Sins of the Mother and Flirting with Disaster, and Liar Liar.

The Kate Carpenter Mystery Series:
HHouse Report book coverouse Report. Severn House, May 2004
This first story in a series of Kate Carpenter mysteries opens with the death of a man in the toilets of the theatre where Kate is the front-of-house manager. Her investigating soon leads her into serious danger, but will that be enough to persuade her to stay out of the investigation.




 

 

EEvening the Score book covervening the Score. Severn House, November 2004
When Kate’s old love is involved in a messy marriage, abuse charges, and murder, old loyalties force her to help clear his name despite the danger…and a visit from her mother.

 

 

 



Sins of the Mother.
Severn House, May 2005
It’s strange how something as simple as a knock on the door can change your life completely – and not necessarily for the better. Kate Carpenter has had a busy year, what with moving in with her boyfriend, Cam, dealing with visits from ex-boyfriends – not to mention job stress, as she keeps finding dead bodies all over the theatre she manages. 
        And then comes the knock on her door and a visit from Cam’s cousin, just escaped from an abusive marriage with nowhere else to turn. As Kate and Cam get nowhere trying to navigate Carrie through the frustrating bureaucracy of lawyers and police, they finally decide to take matters into their own hands. Tragedy strikes as a gun turns up and a policeman goes down and, although the police arrest someone, Kate just doesn’t think things add up and is determined to get to the truth. 
        Although her motives are entirely altruistic, Kate finds herself being hassled by the police and threatened by the most dangerous creature of all: a mother. Something that Kate finds even more difficult to deal with as she struggles with a personal tragedy of her own.

Flirting with Disaster, Severn House, December 2005
Flirting with Disaster book coverEver had a fight with your boyfriend and then got kidnapped by a killer?  Kate Carpenter thinks she’s going to improve her tan during the Festival but an embittered former employee has another idea.

 

 


Liar Liar. Severn House, June 2006
Theatre manager Kate Carpenter had imagined a relaxing summer sitting in the sun with her friends. Instead, as the city heats up and emotions soar, an arsonist is adding fuel to the fire, torching buildings and leaving a trail of charred bodies.
        After one fire brings the arsonist closer to home, Kate is frantic to find the guilty party. Who is the mysterious man following her and leaving cryptic telephone messages? Why does the new theatre maintenance worker always seem to be in the wrong place at the wrong time? Is the beautiful television reporter, who seems to turn up first at the fires, willing to get her story at any price? Kate also worries that her assistant Graham, going through emotional difficulties, might be involved.
        And just when she is certain she has found the truth, her father turns up for a surprise visit and becomes a suspect himself. In a race against time, Kate fears that she may not be able to find the answers quickly enough to save her loved ones, or herself, from the flames.


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