Cressy Lakeside featured in Kingston Whig-Standard

WayneGradyWriter and Kingston Whig-Standard columnist Wayne Grady’s recent interview with David Carpenter and Peter Blendell shines a light on Cressy Lakeside Books, the recent publications, and what’s to come…

“We’re trying to create an imprint with some cache to it,” says David. “The quality of the writing is most important. It doesn’t matter what the genre, as long as it takes place in the County.”

Wayne Grady is one of 12 Kingston writers appearing at this year’s Kingston WritersFest. In discussing The County Murders, Grady says, “David’s wicked humour places The County Murders more in the Stephen Leacock school. Just as Leacock’s town of Orillia (which he calls Mariposa) emerges as the true hero of the novels, so in The County Murders it’s the County and Saybrook with which we fall in love as we read.”

Read the full article here.

Road Trips and Summer Reading

Where to find Cressy Lakeside BooksSummer is here!  Take a Cressy Lakeside author with you to the dock, the hammock, and in the car…

If you’re driving through Prince Edward County, pick up a copy of J.D. Carpenter’s County Murders and Peter Blendell’s audio book Moonlight at The Local. These and more titles are available in Picton at Books & Company.

Need a copy and not in the area? Shop online here (see individual titles to purchase).

The Local StoreBooks & Co.


Prince Edward County Authors Festival 2016

Join J.D. Carpenter this Friday at Books & Company in Picton, Ontario, as part of the Prince Edward County Authors Festival 2016.

David will be introducing the Friday night mystery writers session:

6:30pm – 7:30pm
Masters of Mystery – readings and conversation

8:30pm – 9:30pm
Canadian King of Suspense – readings and Q&A

Linwood Barclay
Linwood Barclay
Far From True

$10.00 for single event, $25.00 for a Festival Pass (all 4 events)
Tickets and passes are available at Books & Company, or online at



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