Book Some Time for Crime at WVML’s Mystery Authors Panel

West Vancouver Memorial Library invites you to spend an afternoon on the edge of your seat with four local mystery authors from 1 – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 27. Book Some Time for Crime participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the award winning and critically acclaimed authors, and hear them read from their latest works.

 The panel, part of North Shore Culture Days, includes Sam Wiebe, E.R. Brown, Robin Spano and Owen Laukkanen.

 “We are thrilled to present such an exciting panel of authors,” says Director of Library Services Jenny Benedict. “Each brings a unique approach and personality to the genre and I am positive everyone who attends this event will come away with a new appreciation for the craft of mystery writing. From pacing to plot twists, these writers are masters of suspense.”   

 The authors are available for group and individual interviews before the event date. Please contact David Carson to make arrangements.

In addition to the mystery panel, the Library is also hosting a Friday night concert on September 26 as part of Culture Days. Hear Vancouver songstress Jaclyn Guillou perform her CBC produced tribute to gospel, jazz and blues icon Dinah Washington. Doors for this event open at 7 p.m.



 Media Contact
David Carson, Communications and Event Coordinator

 Author Bios

Sam Wiebe
Sam Wiebe's novel Last Of The Independents won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Unpublished First Novel. Sam's stories have appeared in Thuglit, Spinetingler, and Criminal Element's Malfeasance Occasional e-collection, among other places. He lives in Vancouver. Find more at


E.R. Brown
E.R. Brown
 is the author of Almost Criminal, a crime novel based in the Pacific Northwest. This critically-praised debut novel was nominated for an Edgar Award (Best Paperback Original) and an Arthur Ellis Award (Best First Novel). Until recently, Brown was a long time resident of North Vancouver. Find more

 Robin Spano
Robin Spano grew up in downtown Toronto, studied physics at Mount Allison University, dropped out to travel and explore North America on her motorcycle, worked as a waitress in several towns along the way, and now lives in Lions Bay, BC. Her latest novel in the ongoing Clare Vengel series is Death’s Last Run. Find more at

Owen Laukkanen
A graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing program, Laukkanen spent three years in the world of professional poker reporting before turning to fiction. He currently lives in Vancouver. His latest novel in the ongoing Stevens and Windermere series is Kill Fee. Find more at



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