Writers of a feather, flock together at QuebeCrime Festival


Authors and organizers: (kneeling) Jacques Filippi, QuébeCrime Festival co-founder, (1st row) Archer Mayor, Linwood Barclay, Michael Robotham, John Connolly, Brian Freeman, Peggy Blair, Giles Blunt, Mons Kallentoft, Quebec City Police Chief Émile Trudel (character); (2nd row) Chris F. Holm, Owen Laukkanen, Mark Billingham, Laura Lippman, David Swinson, Guy Dubois QuébeCrime Festival co-founder, Wayne Arthurson. Missing from the photo due to late arrival are: Robert Pobi, Chelsea Cain, John McFetridge, Peggy Blair, Patrick Senécal. The mustached character, Émile Trudel, was the longest serving Quebec City Chief of Police, from 1903 to 1939.

A full weekend of conferences, panel discussions, book signings and CSI simulations made for a second successful QuebeCrime Festival, a unique event in this country.