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Capital Mayhem

Capital Mayhem

The Capital Crime Writers of Ottawa ( are hosting a free mystery conference on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe St.). 

Featuring Peter Robinson, author of the Inspector Banks mystery series, this event also includes signings, readings and panel discussions starring well-known Ottawa mystery authors such as Barbara Fradkin, Mary Jane Maffini, R.J. Harlick, Brenda Chapman, Jeff Ross, Vicki Delaney & C.B. Forrest. 

Lunch is free for the first 100 registrants.

To register, email: