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Kingston on my mind! Kingston, Ontario, will always have a special place in my heart. I spent a year at teachers’ college at Queen’s University after finishing my bachelor’s degree in Montreal. The move to Kingston meant I had finally … Continue reading

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An Arthur Ellis for 13 Claws!

Last night, Catherine Astolfo’s “The Outlier” was named the winner of Crime Writers of Canada’s 2018 Arthur Ellis award for best short story. “The Outlier” appeared in the Mesdames of Mayhem’s crime fiction anthology 13 Claws, published by Carrick Publishing … Continue reading

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SAFE HARBOR #4 at Imajin Books

SAFE HARBOR, the first mystery in the Pat Tierney series, ranked #4 on Imajin Books’ bestseller list in December 2017. And I came in as Imajin’s #4 bestselling author. Not too bad at all!

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2017: So much to be thankful for

Ed reading at Sleuth of Baker Street. 2017 is on its way out, and I have much to be thankful for throughout of it. First of all, for  my wonderful husband Ed Piwowarczyk. His patience (with me) never ceases to astound. … Continue reading

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A Joyous Christmas!

A peaceful, happy Christmas to all of you!

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Memories of Bouchercon

Bouchercon 2017 was a fabulous four-day party set in Toronto. It ended on Sunday, but the memories will linger on. The fruit of five years of planning by Toronto’s Janet Costello and Helen Nelson, the international conference at Toronto’s Sheraton … Continue reading

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Budapest, Vienna and Prague

Just back from three cities that I missed on previous visits to Europe: Budapest, Vienna and Prague. We started with Budapest, a city I’ve long wanted to see. Hungary’s capital has magnificent architecture, all the more stunning at night when … Continue reading

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