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"THE CHEMISTS' WAR"

Posted on September 21 by Adira Rotstein

In 1919 Dr. Charles Norris becomes the first coroner/medical examiner in New York City who was actually a trained scientist!  Before he got the job coroners only had to be friends with the mayor, with no scientific expertise.  Instead of just stamping death certificates, Norris set about turning the office into a tool of scientific justice. 

Interview with Jennifer Maruno thumbnail

Jennifer Maruno, author of the recently released Kid Soldier sits down with me to tell me all about her new book. Jennifer is a long-time educator. Her debut novel, When the Cherry Blossoms Fell, was shortlisted for the Hackmatack Award and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers Choice Award. She is also the author of Warbird, and Cherry Blossom Winter. She lives in Burlington, Ontario

Caitlyn: Tell us about your book.

Super Hero Journalists

Posted on August 20 by Rick Revelle

I grew up reading newspapers. I loved opening a freshly delivered daily paper, it was like opening a birthday or Christmas present. The sense of expectation though for a newspaper was that every page held a surprise or a mystery either solved or insinuated.

    As a youngster fifty years ago I delivered the Kingston Whig Standard in my small home town of Wilton, Ontario. Thirty-four newspapers delivered over a three to four mile route. Walking in the winter and riding my bike the other three seasons. All for two cents a paper.

No point in anchoring the media coverage, its full sails ahead— the new world, here we come, we’re looking at you ebooks.  

In this Sunday’s paper, look out for a double-page excerpt feature of Metal on Ice by Sean Kelly in the Toronto Star.

Under the Blue Beret by Terry “Stoney” Burke gets an excerpt in the National Post article “Welcome to Cyprus”.

I blame it on Perry Mason.

Although technically I suppose the real culprits were Earl Stanley Gardner, the creator of the Perry Mason mysteries and my dad who introduced them to me when I was ten or eleven years old. We had a deal--I read his Perry Mason novels and Dad read my Hardy Boys books. Then we'd talk about them.

And my obsession with the mystery novel was born. 

Award News: 2014 Popular Paperback Young Adults  thumbnail

More exciting awards news from Dundurn!

The fast-paced, YA novel Old Man, by author David A. Poulsen, has been nominated as a 2014 Popular Paperback Young Adults (PPYA), by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association. His book falls under the "Conflicted Life During Wartime" category.

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