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This year’s Derringer winners!

Since 1998, the Short Mystery Fiction Society has awarded the annual Derringer Awards–named after the pocket-sized pistol–to outstanding short crime fiction published the previous year, and to writers who have greatly advanced the form. Here are the 2021 Derringer Award … Continue reading

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Gearing up for Oscar night with War and Peace

How to warm up for Oscar night? Ed and I spent four consecutive evenings this week watching a 55-year-old foreign film. Sergei Bondarchuk’s War and Peace was the Soviet film industry’s attempt to outdo Hollywood. Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 … Continue reading

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Carrick Publishing in the spotlight again!

The shortlist for Crime Writers of Canada’s annual Awards of Excellence was released last night, putting Carrick Publishing once again in the spotlight. The five short stories named as finalists for the CWC’s Best Short Story Award include “Days Without … Continue reading

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For Heaven’s Sake: how I almost appeared in a TV documentary

On March 1, 2020, just before the Covid-19 pandemic closed the world down, filmmaker Mike Mildon, director Tim Johnson and their camera crew arrived at my home in Toronto. Mildon had asked to interview me for the documentary he was … Continue reading

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