Award-Winning Novelist Coming to Bracebridge


Have you ever wanted to try your hand at writing a mystery novel? Best-selling author, Vicki Delany, would like to help you understand what that entails. On Thursday, February 15, she will be speaking at the Muskoka Authors monthly meeting. Vicki will help you understand the range of crime novel sub-genres available from the lightest of cozies to the darkest of noir. The essence of them all is an examination of the human condition under pressure. Vicki Delany, the current Past President of the Crime Writers of Canada, has written almost thirty books in different sub-genres of mystery: clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. She will break it all down for you, with many examples from current popular fiction.  Plus, Vicki will give you some tips on getting yourself motivated.

Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She is currently writing three cozy mystery series: the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series for Crooked Lane, the Year-Round Christmas mysteries for Penguin Random House and, under the pen name of Eva Gates, Lighthouse Library series, for Crooked Lane Books.

Vicki lives and writes in bucolic Prince Edward County, Ontario. Her work has been nominated for the Derringer, the Bony Blithe, the Ontario Library Association Golden Oak, and the Arthur Ellis Awards. You can visit her at

You can register for this event at or contact David Patterson at 705-999-1313 or

Fee of $20 applies to non-members. Free to MAA Members.

Location: St Thomas Anglican Church, 4 Mary Street, Bracebridge. Thursday, January 18. Doors open at 6:30 pm, Meeting begins at 7 pm.

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