Jim Napier has published over five hundred reviews, interviews, and articles about crime writers, both in print and on the Internet, and contributed to an anthology on the craft of crime writing, NowWrite! Mysteries (Sherry Ellis and Laurie Lamson eds., Tarcher/Penguin). He has chaired or participated in various panels on crime fiction, both at Montreal’s Blue Metropolis literary festival and at the Canadian crime writing festival, Bloody Words. He has twice served on juries for the Arthur Ellis Awards for excellence in Canadian crime writing, and in 2009 he chaired the Arthur Ellis Awards. In 2012 Jim joined Louise Penny in co-chairing a fiction writing workshop at the Knowlton Literary Festival.rnJim’s first crime novel, Legacy, was published in May of 2017, and he is well into his second in the series, Ridley’s War.