Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.

Scene of the Crime
with Steve Burrows,
Sara Blaedel
and Giles Blunt

Hosted by CBC’s Sandra Abma
"Blunt writes with the flashing grace of an ice skater skimming over a frozen pond.
— The New York Times Book Review
Giles Blunt - Photo courtesy of Kevin Van Paassen
Sara Blaedel - Photo courtesy of Steen Brogaard
Steve Burrows

Join three masters of thrills and suspense for a taste of their work and a conversation on where their stories come from and how they keep us frantically turning the pages of their books.

Why would a killer ignore expensive jewellery and take a pair of turtledoves as the only bounty? This is only one of the questions that piques Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune’s interest after a senior attaché with the Mexican Consulate is found murdered alongside the director of a local bird sanctuary in A Pitying of Doves, the latest Birder Mystery by Steve Burrows .

Sara Blaedel , Denmark’s “Queen of Crime,” brings her global bestseller, The Forgotten Girls, to Ottawa. The body of an unidentified woman was discovered in a local forest. A large, unique scar on one side of her face should have made the identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. As Louise Rick, commander of the Missing Persons Department, uncovers more crimes that were committed—and hidden—in the forest, she is forced to confront a terrible link to her own past that has been carefully concealed.

Brother William, a young Benedictine monk, meets Lauren Wolfe, a troubled young poet; one sight of the faint scars from a failed suicide attempt on Lauren's wrist is enough to turn the monk’s life upside down. Soon he is simply Peter, a gentle young man who has followed his beloved to New York City. Master crime novelist Giles Blunt , two-time winner of the Arthur Ellis Award, is back with The Hesitation Cut, a standalone novel of penetrating psychological suspense. Turning the screw tighter on every page, he delivers an intricately plotted story of jealousy and obsession.

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