Mystery & Mayhem in Mulmur coming to Museum August 21

August 11, 2016   ·   0 Comments

If you had the opportunity to put a politician in jail, would you take it? For those who have dreamed about jailing a corrupt politician and who love a good mystery, then Mystery & Mayhem in Mulmur may just be the perfect outing.

The event is running as part of the second year of Authors in the Hills of Mulmur, an event which sold out in its inaugural year. The author event is the brainchild of Mulmur Councillor Janet Horner. When the decision was made for this year’s mystery theme, Ms. Horner laughingly accepted the first arrest charge.

Mystery & Mayhem in Mulmur is scheduled to take place next Sunday, August 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Dufferin County Museum and Archives, a fitting placement for the setting of this intriguing event. The afternoon will feature four of Canada’s ‘most wanted’ at the museum.

The moderator of the event is local author Ken Weber, a Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, columnist for In the Hills, and the author of Five Minute Mysteries. A recent press release about the event hinted that Mr. Weber might even have a special Mulmur-related five-minute mystery on hand for the afternoon.

The afternoon will also feature two incredible mystery books, penned by Canadian Authors.

Veteran crime writer Ian Hamilton will defend The Princeling of Nanjing, the ninth book in his Ava-Lee series. The series is quite popular, and credited as being a page-turner. In this particular story, Lee, a petite gay Asian-Canadian forensic accountant, digs into the Tsai family’s wealth and corruption. As she investigates further, she becomes caught in a tangled web extending all the way to the U.S. and the U.K., ensnaring top echelons of power.

The Night Bell, a novel by author Inger Ashe Wolfe, explores the story of a missing girl, a field of bones, and a crime that has been buried for fifty years. Police Chief Hazel Micallef, takes readers on a thrilling and dangerous adventure, as she braces herself for a terrifying investigation.

Another mystery, albeit one that has been solved, is that Inger Ashe Wolfe is a pen-name, belonging to the award-winning novelist, playwright and poet Michael Redhill.

The adventures continue with one of Canada’s hottest new mystery authors, Steve Burrows. In his third book of the Birder Murder series, The Cast of Falcons, readers continue to follow the career of Inspector Domenic Jejeune, a poster boy for the U.K. police service and an ardent birder.

“It’s a cutting-edge lineup,” said Nancy Frater, owner of BookLore. “It’s a crime not to be there.”

There’s quite the possibility that participants in this year’s event may be welcomed by Miss Marple, Holmes, Watson, and perhaps a British bobby or two. Gourmet snacks, wine, and beer will also be provided.

Tickets are $35 and are available for purchase at BookLore in Orangeville, at the Mulmur Township Office, Shelburne Library, and online at

For more information about the event, contact Nancy Frater at 519-942-3830.

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