Mystery & History: Maureen Jennings & Ambrose Parry (Chris Brookmyre & Marisa Haetzman)

Maureen Jennings, Ambrose Parry and Janet Smyth

Mystery & History: Maureen Jennings & Ambrose Parry (Chris Brookmyre & Marisa Haetzman)

Maureen Jennings, Ambrose Parry and Janet Smyth

4:00pm

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Fact and fantasy intertwine in the works of Murdoch Mysteries creator Maureen Jennings, and of Scottish husband-and-wife duo Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman (known by the pen-name Ambrose Parry). The historical fiction writers will come together to share how they meld mystery with history and apply research in the crafting of their tales. The event will dive into Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings (set in the cold Toronto winter of 1895), and A Corruption of Blood by Ambrose Parry (set in Edinburgh in the 1840s).

Interviewer: Janet Smyth

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: June 5 at 4pm ET
Where: Brigantine Room in Harbourfront Centre’s main building
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $16.50 – Regular; $12.50 – Youth; or Get the All-Access Pass

Presented with support from Scottish Books International.

Scottish Books International

Conversation

Fact and fantasy intertwine in the works of Murdoch Mysteries creator Maureen Jennings, and of Scottish husband-and-wife duo Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman (known by the pen-name Ambrose Parry). The historical fiction writers will come together to share how they meld mystery with history and apply research in the crafting of their tales. The event will dive into Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings (set in the cold Toronto winter of 1895), and A Corruption of Blood by Ambrose Parry (set in Edinburgh in the 1840s).

Interviewer: Janet Smyth

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: June 5 at 4pm ET
Where: Brigantine Room in Harbourfront Centre’s main building
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $16.50 – Regular; $12.50 – Youth; or Get the All-Access Pass

Presented with support from Scottish Books International.

Scottish Books International

Conversation

Featured Authors

Maureen Jennings was born in the UK. Best known for the Detective Murdoch books, which have been adapted into the long-running television series, Murdoch Mysteries; she is also the author of the Tom Tyler and Christine Morris series. Her books have been translated into many other languages, including Polish, Korean, French, German, Italian and Czech. Jennings lives in Toronto with her husband, photographer Iden Ford, and her dog, Murdoch. Website: maureenjennings.com

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Ambrose Parry is a pseudonym for a collaboration between Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman. The couple are married and live in Scotland. Chris Brookmyre is the international bestselling and multi-award-winning author of over twenty novels. Dr Marisa Haetzman is a consultant anaesthetist of twenty years' experience, whose research for her Master's degree in the History of Medicine uncovered the material upon which this series, which begun with The Way of All Flesh, is based. The Way of all Flesh was longlisted for both the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award and the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year. @ambroseperry Ambrose Parry’s Festival appearance is generously supported by Scottish Books International. 

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Janet Smyth is an arts programme consultant specialising in strategic planning of events, programmes and projects for children, young people, educators and care-givers within festivals and creative spaces. She has worked with the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the National Galleries of Scotland, Seven Stories in Newcastle and is currently Children’s and Families Programmer for International Literature Festival Dublin, Programme Consultant for the Bath Children's Literature Festival and Reading is Magic virtual festival, Children and Families Programme Curator for the Boswell Book Festival in Scotland and Programme Consultant for the TIFA Kids 2021 Festival.

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Sunday, June 5, 2022

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