Monday, November 07, 2016

Crime in Vancouver

Museum of Anthropology at the University of British
Columbia. Photos by Peter Rozovsky for Detectives
Beyond Borders
Montreal-style bagels in Vancouver
I've just spent six days in Vancouver, one evening at a Noir at the Bar that also served as a book launch, another at a question-and-answer session with four local crime writers at the Vancouver Public Library, and part of an afternoon at a crime fiction bookshop. (Yes, Philadelphians, some cities have those.)  Oh, and I shot the photo that became the poster used to promote the Noir at the Bar.

Sam Wiebe
Janie Chang
The bookstore was Dead Write Books, and the book that received its unofficial launch was Fast Women and Neon Lights, a collection of stories inspired by the 1980s. Michael Pool, who put the collection together, read at the Noir at the Bar, as did Dietrich Kalteis, Linda L. Richards, Will Viharo, and Sam Wiebe, all of whom contributed stories to the volume.  I also did some non-crime stuff.

Will Viharo

Dietrich Kalteis

Lions Gate Bridge
Sam Wiebe, Michael Pool, Linda L. Richards,
Will Viharo


Lions Gate Bridge

© Peter Rozovsky 2016
"Double Meditation on Looking: Linda 2016." Digital
iPhone print, artist's private collection

Sam Wiebe, Dietrich Kalteis, SG Wong, E.C. Bell,
Janie Chang, Linda L. Richards
© Peter Rozovsky 2016

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15 Comments:

Blogger seana graham said...

Lots of great stuff here, Peter, but that is an absolutely spectacular picture of the Lions Gate Bridge. I'm talking about the colorful one, though the other is good too. Hope to hear Linda L. Richards read one day.

November 08, 2016  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

That shot from Linda's city should go on a book cover, since a shot from my city is the cover of her most recent book.

November 08, 2016  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Oh, and thanks for the kind words. I posted a bunch of photos from Vancouver on Facebook. I should post some more of them here.

November 08, 2016  
Blogger seana graham said...

I remember that cover, but I hadn't met Linda yet. That's pretty cool.

November 08, 2016  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

She tells me you lot, including John McFetridge, had dinner in New Orleans one night. I took a proud and paternalistic pleasure in that, that three friends from different circles of my friendships got together with no help from me. I hope you all enjoyed the evening. The Venn diagrams of interlocking acquaintances got happily mashed up at this Bouchercon.

November 08, 2016  
Blogger seana graham said...

Yes, it was the same night that we were waiting around for the larger group that you were part of , so it really was your doing. Happy to have fallen in with the Canadians this time around. Especialy tonight it seems handy to know some friendly Canadians...

November 09, 2016  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

That's what Linda said, and I felt bad that you all could not joins us.For the life of me, though, I can't remember what that larger group was. There was at least one additional friendly Canadian in it.

November 09, 2016  
Blogger seana graham said...

Yeah, I can't remember how it all transpired. I do know that there was a woman in the group who was from the Santa Monica area and we had just started talking but somehow our smaller group was just headed out. The small group was good in it's own way, though, so it really all worked out okay. It's hard to coordinate things sometimes.

November 09, 2016  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

One of the reasons urged on me for getting a cell phone is that I would be better able to coordinate social arrangements at Bouchercons. I know have such a phone. We will see what happens in Toronto.

November 09, 2016  
Blogger seana graham said...

Yeah, we have a lot of time to upgrade our technology. Unless the borders get locked down and we have to stay here.

November 09, 2016  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Maybe you'll just have to stick close to McFetridge and me to avoid national security issues and ensure you go to the right places for bagels.

November 09, 2016  
Blogger seana graham said...

Well, I don't want to drag you guys down, but I'll definitely take your advice on bagels.

November 09, 2016  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

You'll be no drag. Who knows? I may invite 40 or 50 of my fellow attendees to my my brother's house for dinner on evening before or after the convention. And would you believe that I even bought some credible Montreal-style bagels in Vancouver?

November 09, 2016  
Blogger seana graham said...

Well, I may be on the lam for my dissenting views by then, the way this night is going. But I can't comment on whether Vancouver could achieve Montreal style bagels, because I don't know exactly what their individuality consists of.

November 09, 2016  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

It's easy to tell a Montreal bagel apart from bagels from elsewhere. They are smaller and chewier and perhaps a bit sweeter as well. I'm unsure of the differences in preparation, but those may involve water.

In the absence of hard facts, I have added a photo of Montreal-style bagels in Vancouver to this post.

November 09, 2016  

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