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Mel Bradshaw
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April 24, 2018

Yesterday it was the turn of the Richmond Green Library in Richmond Hill to help celebrate the Crime Writers of Canada's 35th Anniversary by hosting a panel. A number of aspiring writers from the adjoining school were in attendance and had some of their work critiqued by the pros.
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April 24, 2018

Last Saturday afternoon, four members of the Crime Writers of Canada visited the Newmarket Public Library as part of the year-long celebration of the CWC's 35th Anniversary. The panelists were (l. to r.): Cynthia St-Pierre, Judy Penz Sheluk, Mel Bradshaw, Nanci M. Pattenden, and John Worsley Simpson.
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April 24, 2018

Last Wednesday, the nominees for the Arthur Ellis Awards were announced. In Toronto, I was asked to read out the short list for best short crime story of 2017. Indigo Yonge Eglinton Centre hosted the event. The store now carries trade paperback copies of my new Roaring Twenties novel, Winner's Loss.
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April 16, 2018

On Wednesday, April 11 Mimico Centennial branch of the Toronto Public Library hosted a panel discussion called "Murder in the Afternoon" as part of the Crime Writers of Canada's 35th Anniversary celebrations. With branch head Ann Keys in attendance, as well as representatives of the library's mystery book club and members of the general public, CWC authors Lynn McPherson, Melodie Campbell, Elizabeth J. Duncan, and participant/moderator Mel Bradshaw discussed topics ranging from the need for factual accuracy in fiction to what makes a mystery light or dark. Readings, audience questions, and book sales rounded out the afternoon.

Left to right: Mel Bradshaw, Elizabeth J. Duncan, Melodie Campbell, Lynn McPherson, and Ann Keys.
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March 19, 2018

Important dates:
The shortlists of candidates for this year’s Arthur Ellis Awards will be announced on Wednesday, April 18. In Calgary, Halifax, Ottawa, and Toronto there will be special events scheduled around the shortlist reveal (see below). And the awards themselves will be handed out at a Gala on Thursday, May 24.

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March 19, 2018

A word about the Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing, presented annually by the Crime Writers of Canada. Arthur Ellis, in case you’re wondering, was the work psuedonym of Canada’s official hangman back in the days of capital punishment. The awards in most categories take the form of a wooden model of a hanged man who dances on the gibbet when a string is pulled. You can read more about the origin of this macabre jumping jack and the hisory of the awards going back to 1984 by clicking on the link below.
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March 19, 2018

Here's another library visit to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Crime Writers of Canada. Readers in Richmond Hill take note!

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February 27, 2018

If you live in the Toronto area and want to buy my latest novel Winner's Loss without ordering online, signed copies are for sale at Sleuth of Baker Street. For hours, location and contact info, click link below.
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February 27, 2018

Another event to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Crime Writers of Canada. Please come.

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November 27, 2017

Last Thursday at the Whitby, Ontario public library, the Crime Writers of Canada celebrated 35 years of bringing to Canadians' attention this country's excellent crime fiction and non-fiction. I was pleased to be part of the panel of writers at Whitby, one of several Ontario libraries that will be hosting CWC 35 events between now and the end of May 2018. I read from my latest novel, Winner's Loss, exchanged views with my fellow panelists, and chatted with an attentive and engaged audience.
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