Knox Presbyterian Church120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Scene of the Crime: Marcia Clark, Thomas Enger,
Jorn Lier Horst & Peter Robinson

Hosted by CBC's Sandra Abma
"Legal thrillers don't get much better than this... Boasting a feisty protagonist, a winning supporting cast, and steadily escalating courtroom drama, KILLER AMBITION finds Clark at the top of her game
— Booklist
Jorn Lier Horst
Marcia Clark - Photo courtesy of Claudia Kunin
Peter Robinson - Photo courtesy of Niall McDiarmid
Thomas Enger - Photo courtesy of Camilla Stephan

It’s a dark and violent world out there, and our four international bestsellers are having a lot of fun bringing us to its most sinister corners: From the mansions of Hollywood and the University of Essex to the best of Nordic Noir, join us for a globe-spanning trek to the scene of the crime. 


Marcia Clark, former criminal defense attorney and prosecutor, is the bestselling author of three novels featuring L.A. Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight: Guilt by Association, Guilt by Degrees, and most recently, Killer Ambition. In the words of James Patterson, “It's no big surprise that Marcia Clark knows her way around a courtroom, and a murder mystery - but she's also a terrific writer and storyteller.”


From Norway’s Thomas Enger , the acclaimed author of Burned and Pierced comes Scarred, a dark, thrilling novel that pits a struggling crime reporter against the demons from his past. 

A brutal killing, an anonymous threat, and a man on a mission ad up to “a gripping narrative that begs comparison to Stieg Larsson.” (Bookpage)


Meet Chief Inspector William Wisting, Head of CID in Larvik, Norway, the latest unforgettable import from Scandinavian crime fiction. Closed for Winter is the second of the William Wisting mysteries by Norwegian policeman Jørn Lier Horst, to be translated into English, after the international success of Dregs. Ove Bakkerud, newly separated and extremely disillusioned, is looking forward to a final quiet weekend at his summer home before closing for winter but his cottage is ransacked and he discovers a body next door. 


Canada's premier, bestselling crime fiction writer, Peter Robinson , winner of numerous awards, including the Edgar Award; the British Dagger in the Library Award; the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière; the Palle Rosenkrantz Award; and, several Arthur Ellis Awards, returns to the Festival with Children of the Revolution, the twenty-first book in the much-loved Inspector Banks series, now a television series on PBS. A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered with £5,000 in his pocket on a disused railway line near his home. There are many suspects, mostly at the college where he used to teach, but Banks soon becomes fixated on Lady Veronica Chalmers, who appears to have links with the victim going back to the early '70s. 


Books by participating authors available on-site. A booksigning will follow each event.


We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Embassy of Norway and NORLA in support of Thomas Enger and Jorn Lier Horst.



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