A Siege of Bitterns

Category: A Siege of Bitterns

By now, many of you will have seen this article in USA Today, stating that “creepiness” is linked to clowns, men, and birdwatching. I have to say, I agree whole-heartedly. There are few creepier things than stalking through a quiet forest early in the morning only to be confronted by a man in a polka-dotted jumpsuit and a red nose, carrying a pair of high-end Swarovskis.

Steve Burrows Win Arthur Ellis Award!

Posted on May 29 by Kyle in Awards

Dundurn is excited to announce that Steve Burrows's heralded debut, A Siege of Bitterns, has added Arthur Ellis Award winner to its already impressive list of accolades. The novel was awarded the prize for Best First Novel in a ceremony Thursday evening at Toronto's iconic Arts & Letters Club. Burrows, who is on tour currently in the Northwest Territories, was unable to pick up the award in person, but was thrilled by the news.

The Perfect Crime

Posted on April 26 by Steve Burrows

The perfect crime is possible. In fact, my next book opens with one. But you can’t sustain a mystery novel with just a perfect crime for very long. A perfect crime, by definition, is one that leaves no clues, and clues, as we all know, are the lifeblood of mysteries. If the contest between writer and reader is going to be a meaningful one, then the clues need to be sufficient, and sufficiently cryptic, to give a quick-witted reader a sporting chance of solving the mystery.