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Crime Month

Adorable pets and the crime writers who love them

May is crime month, and after years of talking to Canada's leading crime writers, we noticed a trend: They have pets. A lot of them have pets. And boy, do they love these pets. Crime writers' pets are everywhere—in their stories, their bios, in the photos on the back jacket of their books. It got us wondering what it is about these (mostly) furry, (mostly) little creatures that inspires mystery and crime fiction. 

We asked some of Canada’s leading crime writers to introduce us to the adorable critters that have inspired their writing life.

How about you? Does your pet help or hinder your writing? Introduce us to him or her and let us know what role your pet plays in your writing. Comment below, post a picture on our Facebook page, or Tweet us (@CBCBooks). 


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