Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Canadian Crime Writer Ross Pennie

I was reading my email this morning and one of the threads was crime writers.
A few years ago the Lincoln Public Library was fortunate to have Dr. Ross Pennie come and discuss his books.

This was the first time I was introduced to the character, Dr. Zol Szabo, a  medical health officer at Hamilton-Lakeshore, Public Health Clinic.  Pennies' novels take place in the Hamilton, Niagara Region. Which I find fantastic; I get very excited when I can recognize an area  or place when I am reading a book.

Dr. Ross Pennies' books are medical thrillers that could possibly happen; epidemic outbreaks, tainted prescription drugs and more.  His novels are fast paced and very hard to put down once you start reading. I recommend his novels if you like Kathy Reichs.

 Here is a short bio about Dr. Ross Pennie from the Good Reads Website.

Dr. Ross Pennie’s career as a specialist in infectious diseases spans the globe and three decades. He is a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and practises at Brantford General Hospital where he takes care of hockey stars and donut lovers alike. He started writing at age ten by chronicling the four-day train trip he made solo across the Prairies and Rockies between his home near Medicine Hat, Alberta and Vancouver, B.C.

His award-winning memoir of Papua New Guinea, The Unforgiving Tides (2004), continues to delight readers with its grit and charm. His debut mystery novel, Tainted: A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery, is garnering terrific reviews on PW, Booklist, Amazon, the Brantford Expositor, and the Hamilton Spectator. Father of two grown children, Ross lives with his wife in southern Ontario.

Please visit his Web site at 

Here is a list of Dr. Ross Pennies' books available at the Lincoln Public Library: - Book review on The Unforgiving Tides - Book review on Tainted - Book review on Tampered - Book Review on Up in Smoke

If you are interested in other Canadian Crime Writers please visit the following site or check out some of these authors that are available at the library:

  • Linwood Barclay
  • Giles Blunt
  • Maureen Jennings
  • Louise Penny
  • Peter Robinson
  • Robert Rotenberg

Here is an article from the Globe and Mail - 8 New Crime Novels you Should be Devouring

 Happy Crime Reading!

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