Three good friends from the old CNIB days gave me a lovely lunch, then we headed to the Sleuth of Baker Street, a mystery bookstore at 1600 Bayview Avenue in Toronto, to sign some books.
Carol had given me a lovely little sheep to add to my flock and because we were having lunch at the Sunnybrook Restaurant, I decided to call him Sonny (as he is a boy.)
Sonny added a bit of style to the signing table at the Sleuth.
But the fun part was seeing how much Percy, lovely poodle belonging to Sleuth owners J. D. Singh and Marian Misters, liked Sonny. Anyway, the sales and signing got underway and it was great fun talking to readers who said such nice things about my books.
For those of you who don’t know the Sleuth, it’s a fantastic independent bookstore in Toronto dedicated to mysteries, thrillers, suspense books — what they don’t know about the genre isn’t worth knowing. They handle orders from all over Canada and the United States and will find any book for you. Of course, I left with a couple … Peter James’ Dead Like You and The Hangman’s Row Enquiry by Ann Purser. This is the first book in her new Ivy Beasley series and Dead Like You is book six in Peter’s brilliant Roy Grace series, set in Brighton and Hove.
Thank you for hosting us, http://www.sleuthofbakerstreet.ca
So I had a lovely Saturday and I hope you did, too. When I got home I was craving ice cream and desperate for a nap. Had the nap and am hoping there will be ice cream at Sweet Olenka’s this evening with my friend Marlene. Sweet Olenka’s is to ice cream what Sleuth is to mystery books!