Winnipeg, June 26, 2015—For the second year in a row, Randy Craig mystery author Janice MacDonald has been nominated for The David Award for her 2014 novel The Roar of the Crowd.
The David Award is given to the best mystery published during the prior calendar year and is awarded in memory of David G. Sasher, Sr. The award presentation takes place at the Deadly Ink Mystery Conference, August 8, 2015.
Set during the summer craziness that is Edmonton summer festival season, The Roar of the Crowd finds Randy Craig organizing a high school theatre program linked to the FreeWill Shakespeare Festival. But when a local actor shows up dead and her best friend Denise is the prime suspect, Randy has to find to a way to solve the mystery while surrounded with suspects who prevaricate for a living. On with the show!
And watch for Janice MacDonald’s latest Randy Craig mystery this fall as she launches her sixth/first installment to her Randy Craig series, Another Margaret.
Back in 1993, Janice MacDonald’s first Randy Craig mystery, The Next Margaret, was published. Now out of print, instead of simply re-printing the novel, MacDonald has taken the plot elements from the original story and integrated them into an entirely new novel, Another Margaret.
Just in time for the University of Alberta’s centenary alumni association reunion, Another Margaret finds amateur sleuth, Randy Craig, helping her best friend Denise organize their 20 year reunion at the University of Alberta. In the midst of a great flurry of planning and promotion, Randy's tumultuous past as a graduate student comes rushing into the present as she faces off against old ghosts and imminent death.
Wherever Randy Craig goes, trouble seems to follow. With the help of her friend Denise, Randy has landed a summer job with a high school theatre program linked to the FreeWill Shakespeare Festival. But when a local actor shows up dead and Denise is the prime suspect, Randy has to find to a way to solve the mystery while surrounded with suspects who have no trouble lying to her face.
The Roar of the Crowd by Janice MacDonald is the sixth installment in the wildly popular Randy Craig mystery series set in Edmonton, Alberta.
Janice MacDonald is the author of nine books, including novels, non-fiction titles, and a children's book. Janice's stories and essays have been widely anthologized, and her popular Randy Craig novels were the first mystery series set in Edmonton. She has taught English literature, communications, and creative writing at both the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College and is currently the organizational storyteller for the Province of Alberta. Born in Banff, Alberta Janice lives and writes in Edmonton and considers herself to be a quintessential Albertan.
Founded in a Winnipeg pub in 1976 to publish chapbooks by Manitoba poets, Turnstone Press has become one of the most highly regarded book publishers in western Canada, publishing not only poetry but also fiction, literary criticism and non-fiction. In 1998 Turnstone Press launched Ravenstone Books, an imprint dedicated to mysteries, thrillers, and noir fiction. Turnstone Press is committed to our literary and cultural role in Manitoba and Canada and our mandate reflects this. We publish only Canadian authors or landed immigrants, we strive to publish a significant number of new writers, to publish in a variety of genres, and to publish 50 per cent Manitoba writers and/or books with Manitoba content.
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