Dundurn has been in the news for the past week — everybody’s talking!

Dundurn has been in the news for the past week — everybody’s talking!

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We are excited for all the new titles and authors. Read all about Dundurn’s purchase of Thomas Allen Publishers in the links below.

 

National Post, Afterword online article Dundurn Acquires Thomas Allen Publishers, July 31, 2013

Quill & Quire.com, Dundurn Press Buys Thomas Allen Publishers, July 31, 2013

Open Book Toronto, Dundurn Press Purchases Thomas Allen Publishers, July 31, 2013

Publishers Weekly.com, Dundurn Press Buys Canadian Thomas Allen Publishers, August 1, 2013

 

But enough about Dundurn, here’s more about our authors:

 

47 Sorrows by Janet Kellough was praised in Publisher’s Weekly (US) : “[Kellough] paints an accurately unsentimental picture of Victorian-era Ontario in a time of plague and disaster.”

47 Sorrows was also mentioned on Northumberlandnews.com because Kellough attended the Midsummer Mystery event in Cobourg Ontario.

Redemption of Oscar Wolf by James Bartleman was noted by the London Free Press in their book review A Long Road to Redemption: “at the core of Bartleman’s story…is Oscar Wolf’s preoccupation with guilt, with the fear, not just of legal guilt, but of divine retribution.”

Nancy Runstedler (Beautiful Goodbye) was featured in an author profile in the Brantford Expositor.  Beautiful Goodbye also got a syndicated Brantford Expositor article in the Paris Star

Twilight is Not Good for Maidens by Lou Allin was reviewed in The Sooke News Mirror: “[…] well written and keeps you opening the book to read just a little more while you can. The descriptions of familiar places in the Sooke area is a treat and Allin captures much of the community and the characters in it, keeping it strangely personal.”

Everything Runs like a Movie by John Cooper had an online interview called Book Tells Dramatic Story of Alliston Man on Simcoe.com.

Almost Criminal by E.R. Brown received another review, this time in the Toronto Star.

Fire on the Runway by Mel Bradshaw was dubbed a great old-fashioned detective story by the Hamilton Spectator.

Fire on the Runway is Bradshaw at the top of his game. He writes a story in which murder, espionage and good old-fashioned detective work are challenging and satisfying despite the absence of forensic toys.”

Four Degrees Celsius by Kerry Karram was praised by What’s Up magazine: “this narrative history has much to recommend it, and readers will be carried along by Karram’s writing, as well as the book’s excellent structure and pacing. In Four Degrees Celsius, Karram has not only documented part of her family’s history in thrilling detail, but an important chapter in Canada’s aviation heritage.”

Wrong Side of the Law by Ed Butts had a successful week! It received a syndicated Simcoe reformer article in the Brantford Expositor and the Delhi News Record. It was also a part of a feature article in the Simcoe Reformer, and it was reviewd by Canadian Lawyer Magazine : “. . . Edward Butts’ very entertaining Wrong Side of the Law: True Stories of Crime will surprise many readers who didn’t know this peaceful country had such a rich criminal history.”

 

What a busy week, eh?

My legs are weak just thinking about all the hustle and bustle of last week; luckily we have chairs at Dundurn.  

 

*Blog post written by our intern Anoja Muthucumaru*

Lou Allin

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Lou Allin

Lou Allin is the author of two series, the Holly Martin Mysteries and the Belle Palmer Mysteries. After teaching for many years at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario, she now lives near Sooke on Vancouver Island.

James Bartleman

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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James Bartleman

James Bartleman is the former lieutenant governor of Ontario and the bestselling author of the novels As Long as the Rivers Flow and The Redemption of Oscar Wolf. A member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, he is also a retired ambassador, an officer of the Order of Canada, and winner of the Aboriginal Achievement Award. He lives in Perth, Ontario.

Mel Bradshaw

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Mel Bradshaw

Mel Bradshaw studied English and philosophy at the University of Toronto and continued at Oxford. His first novel, Death in the Age of Steam, was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for best first crime novel. He lives in Toronto.

E.R. Brown

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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E.R. Brown

E.R. Brown is an award-winning advertising writer whose fiction has been heard on CBC Radio 3 and seen in national magazines. Born in Montreal, he lives in Vancouver.

Edward Butts

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Edward Butts

Edward Butts is the author of numerous books, including Murder, Line of Fire, Running With Dillinger, True Canadian Unsolved Mysteries, and The Desperate Ones, which was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

John Cooper

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

John Cooper

John Cooper has published a number of non-fiction books for young people, including Season of Rage: Hugh Burnett and the Struggle for Civil Rights (nominated for a Red Maple Award and a Stellar Book Award) and Rapid Ray: The Story of Ray Lewis. He has written for many publications, including Maclean’s and the Toronto Star. Cooper lives in Whitby, Ontario.

Kerry Karram

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Kerry Karram

Kerry Karram uses the handwritten diary of Inspector F.J. Fitzgerald to chronicle the harrowing ordeal of four NWMP officers lost in the Yukon wilderness for 52 days in the winter of 1910-11. Death Wins in the Arctic reflects her deep interest in Canadian history and her love for the North. She lives in North Vancouver with her family.

Janet Kellough

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014
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Janet Kellough

Janet Kellough is a professional storyteller who has written and appeared in numerous stage productions featuring a fusion of spoken word and music. Her previous books in the Thaddeus Lewis series are On the Head of a Pin, Sowing Poison, 47 Sorrows, and The Burying Ground. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

Nancy Runstedler

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Nancy Runstedler

Nancy Runstedler grew up in Wellesley, Ontario. She has worked in both public and school libraries. Though her home library is overflowing with books, she intends to keep collecting. She lives with her daughter in Paris, Ontario.