Special Sub-Topic: Canadian Mystery Fiction
|Who writes the Benny Cooperman mysteries?|
Howard Engel. Engel is a founding member of the Crime Writers of Canada.
|What Police Force does Charlie Salter work for?|
Metro Toronto Police. Written by Eric Wright, the Charlie Salter mysteries are intelligent and gently amusing. These books are good puzzles, big on realistic detail and police department politics, but not much action.
|Who is the detective in Scott Young's "The Shaman's Knife" and "Murder in a Cold Climate"?|
Matteesie Kitologitak. Michael Kusagak is a noted Inuit children's author, Alex Kequahtooway is the detective and love-interest in Gail Bowen's Joanne Kilgour mysteries, and Jim Chee is a Tony Hillerman character.
|Which is true of Scott Young?|
all of these (Neil Young's dad, noted sports writer, wrote a best-selling life of Gordon Sinclair). Young wrote "Neil and Me" about his famous son in 1984.
|Staff Sergeant Karl Alberg is in charge of the R.C.M.P. detachment in which small town in B.C.?|
Sechelt. In L.R. Wright's multi-layered novels, the question is not usually 'whodunit?', so much as 'why?' and 'what are the consequences?'
|In several of the Karl Alberg novels, his 'significant other', Casandra Mitchell, plays a part. What is her profession?|
librarian. L.R. Wright had started a new series, with Edwina Henderson taking over from Karl Alberg. Sadly, only two books in the series were written before her death in 2001.
|Who is the author of the mystery series about Vancouver detectives Willows and Parker?|
Laurence Gough. These fast and funny books bring Vancouver to life, with the kind of bad guys that Elmore Leonard could have created.
|What is the name of the Calgary TV program Pheobe Fairfax works for? |
"A Day in the Lifestyle". This much-too-short series by Suzanne North is set in a beautiful part of the world, southern Alberta.
|You may not know that this bestselling suspense writer is Canadian, as her books are set in the U.S.|
Joy Fielding. The author of "Kiss Mommy Goodbye" and "See Jane Run" is a Canadian citizen who lives in Toronto and Palm Beach.
|Where does Gail Bowen's Joanne Kilbourn live?|
Regina. A University Professor and mother, Joanne Kilbourn often has to put detecting on hold while she makes meals and teaches classes.
|Who is the author of the Kate Henry mystery series?|
Alison Gordon. The first Kate Henry novel was 1988's "The Dead Pull Hitter".
|What does Kate Henry do for a living?|
sportswriter. Kate's creator Alison Gordon was the first woman sportswriter on the American League beat.
|What is the Crime Writers of Canada annual award?|
the Arthur Ellis Award. Arthur Ellis was the 'nom de travail' of Canada's official hangman(when we had one; capital punishment was abolished in Canada in 1976).
|Sparkle Hayter's mystery series is not set in Canada. Where does the bright and witty heroine of such books as "What's a Girl Gotta Do?" and "Revenge of the Cootie Girls" live?|
New York City. Robin Hunter is a reporter for a cable news network. This hilarious series is highly recommended.
|Not usually considered a 'mystery writer', this world-renowned author's 1996 novel takes the reader to Ontario in the mid-1800's to unravel the murders of Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery.|
Margaret Atwood. "Alias Grace" is based on a true story.
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