Murder and malaise coming your way!


Publisher Donna Carrick says she is overwhelmed by the outstanding quality of stories that have been submitted for consideration for her 2020 crime fiction collection, A Grave Diagnosis. “Without a doubt, it is the highest level to date for our Carrick anthologies,” the publisher of Toronto-based Carrick Publishing says.

The crime stories in A Grave Diagnosis all centre around an illness or a disease. The collection will be released this fall.

Ed and I are both thrilled to have stories accepted for this collection. Stories by several Mesdames of Mayhem will also appear, as well as tales by our writer friends, Linda Cahill, Joan O’Callaghan, and Thom Bennett. And we’re looking forward to reading stories by a number of writers we’ve never been introduced to before.

I’m especially pleased that Rob McCartney, a former student of mine at George Brown College, will make his fiction debut in A Grave Diagnosis with his story, “The Red Cord.” Rob’s interest in crime fiction stems from his days covering the police beat at the Sun Times daily newspaper in Owen Sound, Ont. Rob has also worked in public affairs, communications and marketing. He is currently working on his first crime novel, Bury the Lede.

Rob McCartney will make his fiction debut in A Grave Diagnosis.

About rosemarymccracken

Rosemary McCracken is a Toronto-based fiction writer.
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