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Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario
About Me:
A long-time reader, N. J. is the author of two mysteries: Shaded Light and its new sequel, Glitter of Diamonds. Both are written in the classic British style, but with a modern twist. Set in Toronto, they feature the duo of Paul Manziuk, a seasoned career officer and his new partner, Jacqueline Ryan, a young black woman with an MA in criminology and an attitude. N. J. is also the author of eight books for teens. She's a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Crime Writers of Canada. When she has time, N. J. also teaches others what's she's learned.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Website:
http://www.murderwillout.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Behold, Here's Poison, by Georgette Heyer
Crime and Punishment
Pride and Prejudice and others by Jane Austen
Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys
The Trixie Beldon series
Agatha Christie
Dorothy Sayers
Ngaio Marsh
Robin Burcell
Peter Robinson
T. Jefferson Parker
and many more...
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Monk
Due South
Star Trek
baseball games
basketball games
curling
Casablanca
Girl Friday
Sense and Sensibility
Cars
First Wives Club
NEW! Listen to a podcast from July 25/07 with N. J. being interviewed by Megan Willingham from on the show "Writers, Authors, n' More" on AdviceRadio.com

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A Great New Review!

I just found out about a new review of Glitter of Diamonds on The Suspense Zone. I love the last paragraph, because it sums up what my goal in writing the Manziuk and Ryan books is - to mimic, in a good way, and in today's world, the style of my favorite author, Georgette Heyer.



"Glitter of Diamonds, second in the Manziuk and Ryan mystery series by award-winning Canadian journalist, author and speaker, N. J. Lindquist, continues with a finely drawn police procedural… Continue

Posted on April 11, 2008 at 11:15pm — 3 Comments

Why are we so fascinated by murder?

Next Tuesday, I’m thrilled to be reading in the library of Casa Loma in Toronto with Peter Robinson as part of Casa Loma and Crime Writers of Canada’s reading program. I'll be taking my copies of Peter's books along for him to sign. :)

Besides giving a short reading from Glitter of Diamonds,…

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Posted on February 2, 2008 at 3:29am

Bodies in the Library

Last night, I joined roughly 65 other people in the library of Toronto's castle, Casa Loma, for an evening of readings and questions with two very successful Canadian mystery authors, Giles Blunt and Louise Penny. It was a very interesting and informative evening.

But what really struck me was how settings…

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Posted on January 10, 2008 at 4:30am

A Late Christmas Gift From My Husband

As a wife, the homeschooling mother of three young sons, and an active member of a small church, holiday days were one of my breaks from a very busy life. And an opportunity for me to read undisturbed!



This particular Boxing Day, I was sitting in the family room of our Mississauga home, reading a mystery novel I’d picked up at the library. My husband was also in the room, reading the

newspaper. Our three sons, ages three to seven, were in…

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Posted on December 8, 2007 at 6:45am

October is My Month for Interviews

This seems to be my month

for having interviews on the internet. May have something to do with my

having the trade paperback edition of Glitter of Diamonds out this

month.



I'm the featured author for Mystery Lovers' Corner. If you go there, you can enter a contest to win signed copies of both Glitter of Diamonds and Shaded Light.



And there's an…
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Posted on October 13, 2007 at 11:14am

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At 1:58am on June 9, 2008, Donna Carrick said…
N.J., it was a sincere treat to share last night's meal with you! I've just been to your website, and I 'dig' your thoughts on the power of words. You know, somewhere deep down all writers must agree with you on that one.

All the best with your next project -- I know it will be a blast!
Your new friend,
Donna www.donnacarrick.com
At 12:59pm on April 9, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi N.J. from L.J.
It's good to meet. You sound like you've been very successful. Congratulations!
At 12:11am on July 14, 2007, LJ Roberts said…
Hi, NJ. Thanks for the invitation.
At 1:14pm on March 28, 2007, Dennis Leppanen said…
Hi N.J.

I'm from Michigan, up in the U.P.--a little north of you. I went to school with a couple Lindquists...nope, they don't look they you.

I'll check out your website.
At 5:15am on March 23, 2007, N. J. Lindquist said…
Cool!

I hope you enjoy it.

N. J.
At 4:02am on March 23, 2007, LC Fraser said…
Sure is! They do have Shaded Light and it is now in my pile of booking waiting there for me.
At 3:56am on March 23, 2007, N. J. Lindquist said…
Thanks! I just mailed them the arc for Glitter - it will be out in May, They should have Shaded Light.

Isn't the internet great?

N. J.
At 3:53am on March 23, 2007, LC Fraser said…
Hi NJ. I live in Oakville and love finding books set in Ontario (or Canada in general) so will definitely be seeking your out. In fact I think I will call Sleuth now.
Lynne
 
 
 

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