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Louise Penny and Ann Cleeves: The Suspense is Killing Me


Mon Nov 11, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
60 mins


Toronto Reference Library
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Ann Cleeves and Louise Penny, two of the most celebrated crime writers, appear in conversation to discuss their most recent books, and their inclination toward mystery fiction.

Louise Penny is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (six times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. She appears to discuss her new book, A Better Man, which follows Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec.

Ann Cleeves is one of Britain's most beloved crime writers. Her Vera Stanhope and Shetland series have both been adapted into hit BBC shows, and she's won three Crime Writers' Association awards, including the Diamond Dagger, which is the highest honor in British crime writing. Her new book, The Long Call, is the first novel in a brand new series featuring a new cast of characters, led by Detective Matthew Venn.

Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.


Please note Monday, October 14, 2019 is Thanksgiving, so tickets will open for registration Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 9 am .

Please don't print your tickets! We're trying to reduce paper waste for Appel Salon events, so please don't bother printing your ticket. We'll either scan your ticket on your smartphone or quickly find your name on our tablets and check you in.

Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a cash bar with a selection of beer, wine, and liquor, as well as sandwiches and snacks.

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