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About rosemarymccracken

Rosemary McCracken is a Toronto-based journalist and fiction writer.

Remembering their courage: The Great Escape

Celebrated Remembrance Day early by watching The Great Escape last night. Loosely based on a mass breakout by Allied prisoners in a Nazi detention camp during the Second World War, John Sturges’ 1963 film is my favourite war movie, and … Continue reading

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Celebrating Horror Season!

Got into the Halloween spirit last night with a double bill: The Thing From Another World (1951) and John Carpenter’s 1982 remake, The Thing. Despite its schlocky title, lumbering Frankenstein monster and mad scientist, I was surprised to find how … Continue reading

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A gala launch for In the Key of 13!

Yesterday, the Mesdames of Mayhem’s fourth crime fiction collection, In the Key of 13, was launched with great fanfare at Toronto’s Sleuth of Baker Street book store. Fourteen of the 19 authors were on hand to give short readings from … Continue reading

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In the Key of 13: crime fiction stories to celebrate!

The Mesdames of Mayhem’s fourth collection of crime fiction has been released by Carrick Publishing. In the Key of 13 is now available on Amazon. And, for those of you in the Toronto area, we hope you’ll join us in … Continue reading

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Sharpen your pencils! New collection set for 2020

Judy Penz Sheluk has come along way in the four years since her debut novel, The Hangman’s Noose, was published by Barking Rain Press. The Canadian author now has two Amazon bestselling mystery series, and she has set up her … Continue reading

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Agatha sets a Cozy example

Forty-three years after her death, Agatha Christie is still a best-selling author. Her books alone bring in more than £5 million in royalties every year, then there are royalties from her plays and the movies that are based on her … Continue reading

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Word on the Street tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Sept. 22, Toronto celebrates the written word at Word on the Street. The 30th annual literary festival will be held at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit me from 11:30 a.m. to … Continue reading

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