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Time to cozy up to fall fiction

Exciting things are happening in October!

Operation Masonic Walking Tour

Go back to the scene of the murder!

Sun, Oct 15, 2023 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

200 Military Road St. John's, NL A1C 2E8

Tickets $25. Get them here


The tour takes you to a murder scene and explores Helen C. Escott’s gripping novel Operation Masonic. It is a unique experience that unveils some of the most intriguing mysteries in Newfoundland and Labrador history: Freemasonry.

Join author Helen C. Escott and John FitzGerald, Executive Director of the Basilica Heritage Foundation, as they lead this fascinating tour based on the investigation of lead character Inspector Nick Myra of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. Follow his trail investigating a murder at the Masonic Temple. Unravel the mystery and visit sites with him while looking for hidden Masonic symbols in downtown St. John’s.

At the Basilica, see the “Iota Pulchra” window where the mystery begins.

From there, the tour will stop at historic sites in the Ecclesiastical District where the hunt continues.

You will receive expert insight into the meaning of the cryptic symbols hidden on the facades and interiors of churches such as the Basilica, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian (“The Kirk”), Gower Street United, and the Anglican Cathedral, the cornerstones of the Ecclesiastical District. The tour finishes at the Sergeants’ Memorial in Veterans’ Square, where Operation


Masonic famously ends.

The tour starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, 15 October, 2023 in the front foyer of the Basilica, 200 Military Road. Tickets must be booked in advance.



Win your fall fiction!


Win the Wormwood Duology (Operation Wormwood & The Reckoning), 2 skull wine glasses, a Halloween tray & 19 Crimes wine.


To enter:

Review Operation Masonic on your socials

& tag me


That's it! The draw date is Tue. Oct. 31st, Halloween night

Good luck!



Grab a fiction for Fall!

Operation Masonic is about greed and how it destroys a family until one person finally kills for what they want.


But, who is it?


I will be at at Coles Avalon Mall this Saturday, October7th from 4-6 pm.

Drop by and get a signed copy.


Giving local books for Christmas gifts supports local authors and our economy.


This is the only signing I will be doing in October. Hope you can make it.


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