Mystery

Category: Mystery

I remember when back to school meant new pants, usually brown corduroys and a pair of Sears Toughskins. They were as sexy as oven mits and made of a denim weave as forgiving as tarpaulin. I think that was the idea; if you could only afford one pair of jeans a year, then these were the ones for you. And that was regardless of how many inches one grew between the months of August and June.

I blame it on Perry Mason.

Although technically I suppose the real culprits were Earl Stanley Gardner, the creator of the Perry Mason mysteries and my dad who introduced them to me when I was ten or eleven years old. We had a deal--I read his Perry Mason novels and Dad read my Hardy Boys books. Then we'd talk about them.

And my obsession with the mystery novel was born. 

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Each year, the Scene of the Crime Festival on Kingston’s idyllic Wolfe Island invites Canada’s top crime-writing talent for a day of presentations, workshops, and discussions on the finer points of the genre. Dundurn is pleased to announce that this year’s festival will feature two of its crime-writing luminaries, Gloria Ferris and Barbara Fradkin. Join them on August 17th as they share their expertise and experiences with colleagues and contemporaries.

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