The House of Crime & Mystery and La Maison Anglaise Bookstore are proud to present the second edition of the QuébeCrime Writers Festival, which will be held next week (October 25-27) in beautiful Québec City, and we are enthusiastically presenting to you our world-class line-up:  Wayne Arthurson, Linwood Barclay, Mark BillinghamPeggy Blair, Giles Blunt, Chelsea Cain, John Connolly, Brian Freeman, Chris F. HolmPeter Kirby, Mons Kallentoft, Owen LaukkanenLaura Lippman, Archer Mayor, John McFetridge, Robert Pobi, Michael Robotham, Brad Smith, and also David Swinson.
This year, the evening events will each have 6 writers instead of the 5 we had during our first festival, in 2011.
We'll also be holding two events in French, with Québec writers Geneviève Lefebvre (just added), Martin Michaud, Patrick Senécal, Johanne Seymour. Unfortunately, Patrick DeFriberg had to cancel because of other work-related obligations.

Here is the official schedule for the main events: (all the events will be followed by a short period of questions from the public, and book signings).

Thursday, October 25:
7.30 pm - 9.30 pm: Reading/talk with Linwood Barclay, Mark Billingham, Giles Blunt, Laura Lippman, Archer Mayor, Michael Robotham

Friday, October 26:
6.00 pm - 8.00 pm: Panel "The Drama of Everyday Life: Small Lives, Bigger Fears?" with Linwood Barclay, Mark Billingham, Giles Blunt, Archer Mayor, John McFetridge

8.30 pm - 10.30 pm: Reading/talk with John Connolly, Brian Freeman, Chris F. HolmPeter Kirby, Robert Pobi, David Swinson

Saturday, October 27:
10.30 am - 12.30 pm: Panel "Books to Die For: What Do Writers Read" with Chelsea Cain, John Connolly, Brian Freeman, Chris F. Holm, Mons Kallentoft, Owen Laukkanen

1.00 pm - 3.00 pm: (in French) Panel "Le polar Québécois : un monde à part?" avec Geneviève Lefebvre, Martin Michaud, Patrick Senécal, et Johanne Seymour.

3.30 pm - 5.30 pm: Panel "Living the Double-Life: To Work and To Write" with Wayne Arthurson, Peggy Blair, Peter Kirby, Robert Pobi, Brad Smith, David Swinson.

6.30 pm - 8.30 pm: Discussion et lecture avec Geneviève Lefebvre, Martin Michaud, Patrick Senécal, et Johanne Seymour.

9.00 pm - 11.00 pm: Reading/talk with Wayne Arthurson, Peggy Blair, Chelsea Cain, Mons Kallentoft, Owen Laukkanen, John McFetridge.

For full details on other events (like CSI activities) and to purchase tickets, go to our official website

Here's hoping we'll see you in Québec City next week!
The Morrin Center in Old-Quebec City

June 2012
(2nd update October 18th, 2012)


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  3. This looks like a cracker of an event, Jacques. Will be with you in spirit.