Author Archives: rosemarymccracken

About rosemarymccracken

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

Klaus Schwamborn crafts crime in cyber-space

Cyber-thriller writer Klaus Schwamborn joins me today on Moving Target. Klaus was born in Cologne, Germany, and has worked as a software engineer on several continents. He and his wife now live outside Toronto. His debut novel, Emily, was released … Continue reading

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Black Christmas: slashing through the seasonal fluff

Black Christmas 2019, now playing in movie houses, may be an antidote to Christmas cinema fluff. But it’s also worth taking a look at the original 1974 Black Christmas, a slasher film about a group of sorority girls who are … Continue reading

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Remembering their courage: The Great Escape

Celebrated Remembrance Day early last night by watching The Great Escape. 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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