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Arts: NOTL author chosen for crime writers’ panel
NOTL author Terry Davis will be a guest at a crime writing panel Dec. 12. SUPPLIED Supplied

A Niagara-on-the-Lake author has been selected to participate in a panel discussion hosted by the Crime Writers of Canada in Toronto this December.

T. Lawrence Davis, whose debut novel “The Pale Horse” came out last September, will join three other participants – all writers of mystery and thriller stories – for the panel, called “Killing it With Style,” to be held at the Toronto Reference Library on Dec. 12.

The group will explore several themes related to crime writing, from creating suspense to character development and writing a series of crime novels featuring the same protagonist.

Davis was a finalist in the 2023 Crime Writers of Awards of Excellence competition.

“The Pale Horse” features an amateur sleuth, the track veterinarian at Woodbine, who is trying to clear the name of a friend, the prime suspect in a murder, as his wife, the detective leading the investigation, tries to build a case against her.

The other participants in the panel will be Jass Aujla (“Next of Twin”), Madeleine Harris-Callway (short story collections, including “Snake Oil and Other Tales”), Kris Purdy (“Paradise Pending”) and moderator Rosemary McCracken (Pat Tierney mystery series). 

Attendees will have an opportunity to talk to the panel members and purchase signed copies of their books at the end of the event, which is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the library, located at 789 Yonge St. in Toronto.

Davis grew up in Quebec and lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake with his wife Sandra. He previously worked as a journalist and was also managing editor of Canadian Thoroughbred magazine.

For more information on the “Killing It With Style” event, visit Crime Writers of Canada’s Facebook site. To learn more about Davis and “The Pale Horse,” visit tlawrencedavis.ca.

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