2024 Festival:
October 21–27
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Incite: Cozy Mystery with Kate Hilton and Elizabeth Renzetti

Presented in partnership with Vancouver Public Library.

Looking for a murder mystery to spark that warm, fuzzy feeling inside? Featuring amateur detectives, fascinating supporting casts, and a focus on solving clues over violence and gloom, cozy mysteries have taken the publishing world by storm. Hear from some of the best in the genre at this Incite event with Kate Hilton and Elizabeth Renzetti, authors of Bury the Lead. 

Bury the Lead follows Cat Conway, a big-city journalist who’s recently fled her high-profile career to join the staff of a paper in cottage country. One of her first assignments is to interview legendary actor Eliot Fraser. When Eliot ends up dead onstage on the theatre’s opening night, the curtain rises on the sleepy town’s secrets. Can Cat solve the mystery before she loses her job or becomes the next victim of a killer with a theatrical bent for vengeance?

For fans of Louise Penny, Agatha Christie, and Only Murders in the Building, this intimate event is not to be missed. Both bestselling and acclaimed authors for their previous works, Hilton and Renzetti will speak with Globe and Mail journalist and author André Picard.  

Books will be for sale at the event courtesy of Book Warehouse, a division of Black Bond Books. Can’t make the event time? Register for the livestream option and we’ll send you a link to watch the recording! 

Join us for Incite all season, in-person or online! This readings series offers conversations with celebrated authors and emerging talents every two weeks from January to June. Incite is free and open to all

Participants and Speakers

Kate Hilton

KATE HILTON is the bestselling author of three novels: The Hole in the Middle, Just like Family and Better Luck Next Time. When not writing, Kate works with psychotherapy and life coaching clients in the area of transformational change.

Elizabeth Renzetti

ELIZABETH RENZETTI is a bestselling Canadian-British author and journalist. She will release two new books in 2024: Bury the Lead, and a work of non-fiction about gender equality, What She Said: Conversations About Equality. She is the author of the essay collection Shrewed: A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls and the novel Based on a True Story. In 2020, she won the Landsberg Award for her reporting on gender equality.

André Picard

ANDRÉ PICARD is the health columnist at The Globe and Mail, and the author of six bestselling non-fiction books, including Matters of Life and Death and Neglected No More. He lives in Vancouver.