Mystery Panel: CC Humphreys, Barbara Fradkin, Janet Kellough and Steve Burrows
Barbara Fradkin, author of Fire in the Stars, is a retired child psychologist with a fascination for why we “turn bad.” Besides her short stories and easy-read short novels, she is best known for her gritty, psychological “Inspector Green” series, which has received two Arthur Ellis Best Novel Awards. Janet Kellough is a performance storyteller and author of the popular “Thaddeus Lewis” historical mystery series, the latest entitled Wishful Seeing. She has also written and performed in numerous stage productions that illuminate Ontario’s rich history through a fusion of spoken word and music, bringing the two art forms together. Steve Burrows has pursued his bird watching hobby on five continents, and is also the author of the “Birder Murder Mystery” series, which has been called “riveting from first page to final line” by the Globe and Mail. His debut mystery novel, A Siege of Bitterns, received the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Finally, Bestselling author and International actor CC Humphreys has written eight historical novels, and his first book, The French Executioner, was the runner up for the CWA Steel Dagger for Thrillers. His novel ‘Fire’ is a thriller set during the Great Fire spent four weeks this Summer on the Globe and Toronto Star Bestseller lists. His novel Plague won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Canadian Crime Novel.