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Mystery- Murder and Mayhem (Posted On: Friday, September 04, 2015)

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This fall, Collingwood Public Library is hosting mystery, murder, and mayhem in its Fall 2015 Author Talk series with three authors who specialize in thrilling adventures, crime investigations, and secret pasts.

Collingwood Public Library Author Talks is a series presented each spring and fall, which brings popular Canadian authors to Collingwood for an hour of discussion followed by a book signing.

The Fall 2015 line-up includes:

Thursday, September 17:  Ian Hamilton discusses The King of Shanghai Thriller writer Ian Hamilton talks about the seventh novel in his Ava Lee series, placing his Chinese-Canadian forensic accountant in perilous circumstances once more when she gets involved with the Triad Societies. He will also give a sneak peek into his newest book, The Princeling of Nanjing coming out this December.

 Thursday, October 29: Debra Komar discusses The Bastard of Fort Stikine Forensic anthropologist Debra Komar speaks about one of Canada's coldest cases in her latest historical investigation: the murder of a Hudson's Bay Company chief fur trader in 1842. Using modern methods, including ballistics, virtual autopsy, and crime scene reconstruction, she unlocks the mystery of what really happened on that fateful night. This event is co-hosted with Curiosity House Books in Creemore.

Thursday, November 26: Alison Pick discusses Between Gods: A Memoir Award-winning novelist Alison Pick turns her hand to writing a memoir, which explores family secrets, a rediscovered past, and an obstacle-filled journey back to her Jewish roots. This book is an 2015 Evergreen Book award nominee.

Talks take place between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste Marie Street. Books will be available for purchase and signing by Curiosity House Books.

Events are free, but as seats are limited, register online on the Events Calendar at, in-person at the Library Public Services Desk, or call 705-445-1571.

The Collingwood Public Library is committed to guiding our community in the pursuit of information, the wonder of lifelong learning, and the enrichment of social and cultural experiences. At the heart of the community, the Collingwood Public Library is an inclusive environment seeking universal accessibility. 


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