Sunday, March 25, 2012

The reviews are rolling in

"Meg Harris...gets and education in evil in Harlick's absorbing fifth mystery"  Publishers Weekly

"Author R.J. Harlick's Meg Harris series shakes the boundaries with each successive novel and has reached a new plateau with A Green Place for Dying..." Hamilton Spectator

"R.J. Harlick has picked a tragically relevant focus for her latest Meg Harris crime novel..."  A Joan Barfoot review that has appeared in several Canadian papers including, London Free Press, The Whig Standard, The Examiner, The Nugget, Fort McMurray Today....

"...solid writing, strong characterization, a tight plot and a wonderful sense of place."

"Anyone who appreciates complex, realistic characters and a strong traditional mystery set in an unfamiliar environment should make an effort to look for A Green Place for Dying. You'll be shocked to discover what you've been missing." Lesa's Book Critiques

"All of the Meg Harris books are steeped in this rich culture that adds a deeper texture to the novels. The mysteries are solidly plotted and provide new challenges to Meg. And she in turn, works through her own demons and insecurities....This is a series you'll want to read from start to finish."  Mystery Mavens Canada

"Last night I opened 'A Green Place for Dying'...It's five a.m. and I'm still up. This is one seductive book." Jayne Barnard's blog

Friday, March 23, 2012

Upcoming signings

I'm heading off tomorrow, March 24, to Peterborough to sign my latest Meg Harris mystery, A Green Place for Dying. I'll be at Chapters Peterborough from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. On Sunday, March 25, I'm heading to Kingston, where I will do two store signings. In the morning from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, I'm at Kingston Indigo and then I rush up Princess Street to Kingston Chapters for another signing from 1:30 pm to 4:00. If I'm a bit late you will know why. The crowds at the Indigo wouldn't let me leave until I had signed the last book.....:)

The following weekend I travel again. This time to Toronto, where I will be signing at the Queensway Chapters in Etobicoke from 7:00 pm to 9:00 on Friday March 30. Then on Saturday March 31 I scoot over to Waterloo to sign at the Waterloo Chapters from 1:00 to 4:00. I finish up my tour with a Sunday, April Fools Day signing at in St. Catharines at the Chapters. I'll be there from 1:00 pm to 4:00.

This ends my organized book tour, but I will be doing one more signing at the end of April on Monday April 30, at a very fun event, called the Festival of Mystery, in Oakmont PA. Put on by the Mystery Lovers Bookshop, it is a fabulous event. Throngs of avid mystery fans line up at the door waiting to get in and when the doors finally open, they pounce.

I hope to set up some more signings, possibly in Montreal. I will let you know the dates once confirmed.