News, Reviews, and Interviews

Press Kit

To download the press kit, click HERE.Press Kit Contents:An Excuse For Murder blurb and book infoPraiseAdditional mediaBook excerptsSample Q…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
1 min read

Interview with Shelley Freydont

Shelley Freydont is the author of several mystery series, including the Newport Gilded Age Mysteries, the Celebration Bay Mysteries, Sudoku…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
3 min read

Excerpt

Gary couldn’t stop thinking about the way her skin felt under his hands. How the curve of her shoulder had glowed palely in the dusky room…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
5 min read

Interview with Hunter Street Books

Michelle Berry is an award-winning author of three books of short stories and six novels. She is also the owner of indie bookstore Hunter…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
3 min read

Review of Prisoners of Hope by Barbara Fradkin

On Saturday, I attended Barbara Fradkin’s Prisoners of Hope Toronto launch party at Sleuth of Baker Street Mystery Bookstore.Prisoners of…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
2 min read

Interview with Vicki Delany

Vicki Delany is a prolific Canadian mystery novelist and a national bestseller in the U.S. She is the author of cozies, Gothic thrillers…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
3 min read

Review of The Dame Was Trouble edited by Sara L. Johnson, Halli Lilburne and Cat MacDonald

The Dame Was Trouble is a collection of noir short stories by the best female Canadian crime writers. This anthology subverts the gender…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
2 min read

Review of The Crate:A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice by Deborah Levison

The Crate, by debut author Deborah Levison, tells the true story of her family’s discovery of a wooden crate, nailed shut and hidden beneath…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
1 min read

Interview with Sleuth of Baker Street Mystery Bookstore

I first visited Sleuth of Baker Street, Toronto’s mystery-specialty bookstore, in 2012, when I was in desperate need of a mystery along the…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
4 min read

Interview with Jasper Fforde

A warning before we begin: this won’t be an impartial interview, as I must confess that I myself am an avid reader of the “Thursday Next…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
3 min read

Interview with the Mesdames of Mayhem

The stories in 13 Claws, by the Mesdames of Mayhem, range from cosy mysteries to thrillers and are based upon the writers’ love of animals…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
7 min read

Light and Dark, Day and Night

First published as creative writing for teens in 2002 on teenwriting.about.com A bright green wreath hung on the door to the tiny cottage…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
6 min read