News, Reviews, and Interviews

Free Holiday Cookbook

It’s that time of year again, for holiday baking! As a token of appreciation for all of those wonderful readers out there, The Wild Rose…
Vanessa Westermann
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Cover Art

Death by chocolate may be a favourite fantasy, but death by poisoned chocolate is another matter entirely. Charley Scott is thrilled to be…
Vanessa Westermann
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In the Media

Erica Robyn Reads Interview with Vanessa Westermann Date: August 18th, 2021 Hasty Book List blog Authors for Independent Bookstores Date…
Vanessa Westermann
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Review of Moonlight & Misadventure anthology

When the moon is full, humans can become moody, nervous, irritated or even—in crime fiction—trigger-happy. Linked to darkness, crime and…
Vanessa Westermann
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The Writer's Toolkit - Notebook Edition

I love brainstorming on paper. There’s nothing like a blank sheet (no lines) and the speed of a fountain pen to free the imagination…
Vanessa Westermann
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Review of The Ancient Dead by Barbara Fradkin

In The Ancient Dead by Barbara Fradkin (the 4th book in the Amanda Doucette Mystery series), a photographer discovers a human bone in an…
Vanessa Westermann
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10 Valentine's Day Themed Mysteries & Chocolate Recipe

February might be dull, but it was the Valentine month and these sleuths were romantic duos who celebrated love as well as mystery. -Carolyn…
Vanessa Westermann
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Free Holiday Cookbooks

Thank you, readers! As you know, my debut crime novel An Excuse For Murder was released in March 2019. What a thrilling ride this being…
Vanessa Westermann
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Interview with Jill Culiner

Writer, photographer, social critical artist, musician, and occasional actress, J. Arlene Culiner, was born in New York and raised in…
Vanessa Westermann
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14 Unforgettable Book Gifts

When you receive a book as a gift, it’s unlike any other present. A specially chosen book can be a means of passing on a memory, of sharing…
Vanessa Westermann
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Interview with Owen Laukkanen

Owen Laukkanen is the author of eleven critically-acclaimed novels, including the Neah Bay series (DECEPTION COVE, LONE JACK TRAIL), the…
Vanessa Westermann
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Interview with Elizabeth J. Duncan

A two-time winner of the Bloody Words (Bony Blithe) Award for Canada’s best light mystery, Elizabeth J. Duncan is the author of two series…
Vanessa Westermann
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