- Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:00pmThe Book of Stolen Tales by D.J. McIntoshCarlton Cinema
- Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 10:00amGlobe & Mail/Ben McNally Books Authors' Brunch
- Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 6:30pmThe Fine Print Presents Miss Montreal by Howard ShrierThe Dora Keogh
Join Ben McNally Books and Penguin Canada to celebrate the launch of D.J. McIntosh's new mystery novel, The Book of Stolen Tales on Thursday, May 23rd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. After a reception, Ms. McIntosh will be interviewed by Laurie Grassie, Chatelaine Books Editor. Following the interview, there will be a screening of Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast.
In 2011, D.J. McIntosh took the book world by storm with her debut novel, The Witch of Babylon. Praised for its “stellar research” and “superb writing”, it introduced readers to John Madison, a rakish New York art dealer with a past, who uncovered a fabulous treasure trove of antiquities in the hills outside of Baghdad and the truth behind a famous story long believed to by a myth.
In the highly anticipated sequel, New York art dealer John Madison travels to London to purchase at auction a rare seventeenth-century Italian book of fairy tales for an anonymous client. Before he can deliver it to the buyer, he is robbed by a mysterious man claiming to be the book's author. When his client disappears and the book’s provenance is questioned, Madison realizes that the only way to find the buyer, recover the lost book, and save his reputation is to immerse himself in the world of European aristocracy and bibliophilic obsession. Along the way, he discovers that a well-loved children's tale contains a necromancer's spell and the truth about an ancient Mesopotamian plague.
D.J. McIntosh is a member of the Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies and a former co-editor of the Crime Writers of Canada’s newsletter, Fingerprints. She is a strong supporter of Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists. She lives in Toronto.