The Book Club

Helen C. Escott reads excerpts from her bestselling crime thriller novels and chats about writing in general with her readers.

Attire during pandemic

On CBC Cross Talk, Helen Escott and host, Ramona Dearing are talking about COVIC dressing during the pandemic. 

 

Are you stuck in your pajamas all day? 

Are you walking around in Crocs?

COVIC haute couture is a thing? Listen in and have a grand laugh. 

Listen to the show on CBC Cross Talk by clicking here

I am Funny Like That Book Reading

Local Publisher Engen Books Ltd. is proud to launch Helen C. Escott’s latest book “I am Funny Like That."

 

Over 200,000 readers can’t be wrong!  Award-winning writer Helen C. Escott is back, this time sharing her memoir of personal stories and anecdotes exploring the funny side of life. The book consists of laugh out loud, humorous short observational essays based on Escott’s life as a mother, wife, and crime writer – “I don’t know what’s for supper. Shut up! I’m killing someone in my office!”.

Join in to here Helen read a hilarious story called, 50 Ways a Day. You won't be able to stop laughing. Listen to it here

You can buy I am Funny Like That here

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Operation Wormwood 
A top five finalist for the 2019 Arthur Ellis Awards - Best First Crime Novel, by the Crime Writers of Canada

Helen C. Escott takes you on a thrill ride through the oldest city in North America. Where historical landmarks become clues and every name has two meanings. It’s an interactive crime thriller that will have you researching what’s real and what’s not. Never take a chapter at face value. You’ll have to read Operation Wormwood twice - once to get the story, and again to uncover the hidden secrets in each chapter.

An elderly man is carried into the Emergency Department setting off a chain of events that leave you guessing until the end. He is the first of many victims suffering from severe nose bleeds and excruciating pain. Dr. Luke Gillespie and nurse, Agatha Catania investigate their symptoms but are unable to diagnose them.

The only thing they have in common is, Sergeant Nicholas Myra, an investigator with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

Gillespie and Myra join forces to solve this twisted mystery. The story takes a critical turn when Sister Pius, a Nun from Mercy Convent, informs them about Wormwood: a disease she believes is created by God to kill pedophiles.

Wormwood becomes an international storm when parish priest, Father Peter Cooke, holds a news conference on the steps of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist announcing that “God has unleashed a plague upon the earth.”

Is God truly unleashing his wrath on child molesters or is a serial killer targeting them? Dr. Gillespie and Sgt. Myra race to find answers as the Catholic hierarchy cashes in on the miracle that is bringing people back to the church in droves.

Just when you think you know who the killer is, this fast paced, intelligent thriller will shock you when you reach the unpredictable stunning conclusion.

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The Reckoning
The explosive conclusion to Operation Wormwood

Sgt. Myra is back with a vengeance and he is looking for blood.

Years of investigating horrific crimes has become too much, and Sgt. Myra’s PTSD is intense and out of control. He can’t unsee the images that race through his dreams. Now as he investigates the biggest case of his career, he is in a constant state of fight or flight.

The hunt continues for a serial killer who is targeting the most heinous of criminals, making them die a slow, painful death.

Sgt. Myra partners with Dr. Luke Gillespie in a hunt for a killer targeting criminal, who everyone wants dead.

On The Day of Reckoning, everyone is called to account for their actions.

With her background as a civilian member of the world famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Helen C. Escott, an exciting new voice in crime fiction, conducts a thorough investigation into why evil against the most vulnerable goes unpunished.

Operation Wormwood: The Day of reckoning is the explosive follow-up to the best-selling crime thriller Operation Wormwood, a finalist in the 2019 Arthur Ellis Awards for Best First Crime Novel.

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Operation Vanished
Awarded a Silver Medal – Best Regional Fiction at the 24th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards

In the 1950s, three young women in rural Newfoundland were sexually assaulted, beaten and murdered. Their killers were never caught. During the same time period an eight-year-old girl disappeared. Her body was never found.

These shocking historical cases have haunted the province for decades.

RCMP Corporal Gail McNaughton is new to the elite Major Crime Unit. She is assigned a stack of historical cases of missing and murder women and children. Each file has its challenges: witnesses have died, memories fade, DNA didn’t exist.

She begins to unravel the murders with the help of Larry Morgan, the archivist for the province and the son of one of the murdered women. Together they come up with a list of suspects who have flown under the radar.

People who were beyond reproach.

Operation Vanished is a mind-bending sophisticated psychological crime thriller that will keep you guessing who the real killer is.

Helen C. Escott weaves Newfoundland and Labrador’s mythology and history into a novel that is anything but predictable. When you least expect it, a ghost from the past returns.

The bestselling author of Operation Wormwood takes you on another thrill ride.

You didn’t see this coming!

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In Search of Adventure –
70 years of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Newfoundland and Labrador
Named one of Nine Unforgettable Portraits by Atlantic Books Today

On March 22, 1949 nine young Mounties arrived in Canada’s newest province to enforce federal law. Like those who followed, they were in search of adventure and they found plenty.

RCMP Veterans as well as the last living Newfoundland Rangers, tell their personal stories in - In Search of Adventure –70 years of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Newfoundland and Labrador.

From laughter to moments of sheer terror, to discovering innovative ways to connect with the communities they police, to investigating the murder of one of their own, these RCMP Veterans tell the true history of the RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Writers Q & A & Reading

The book launch for I am Funny Like That is Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 11 AM. It will be available in stores & online at engenbooks.com Here is the link to the Facebook event page for the book launch. Go to the page, click on going or interested and the information on how to join will be sent to you.

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Writers Q & A & Reading

Michael Donovan Public Library presents online writers Q & A & Reading with Helen C. Escott Wednesday, January 27th at 6:30 PM.

 

This event is via WebEx. Please register to receive your web invitation at michaeldonovan@nlpl.ca or call 737-2621.

Menopause, the lighter side.

On CBC Cross Talk, myself and host, Ramona Dearing are talking about a subject that can be taboo for some people. And that is menopause.

 

It can be a difficult time, no question.

 

But in this show we're hoping to poke some fun at the indignities that can come with menopause.

 

Writer Helen Escott is standing by to share some stories.

Listen to the show on CBC Cross Talk by clicking here

Operation Wormwood: The Reckoning, book launch

Official book launch for Operation Wormwood: The Reckoning by Helen C. Escott, held Friday, September 18, 2020 in St. John's.

 

Sgt. Nicholas Myra is back with a vengeance, and he is out for blood. Years of investigating horrific crimes have become too much, and Myra’s PTSD is intense and out of control. He can’t unsee the images that race through his dreams. Now as he investigates the biggest case of his career, he is in a constant state of fight-or-flight.

See the whole event here

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The Write Project Podcast - Helen Escott, author of Operation: Wormwood

Helen Escott talks about her new supernatural thriller novel, Operation: Wormwood, about a mysterious plague that begins to target the abusers of children.

 

Helen C. Escott is the author of the widely read blog - turned book I am Funny Like That, a hysterical look at life. In her new novel, Operation Wormwood, she taps into her darker side and takes readers on a thrill ride through the historic city of St. John’s, NL. Original

 

Airdate: May 21, 2018 Write Project: Season 2, Episode 3

Listen to The Write Project Podcast here

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The Write Project Podcast - Helen Escott, Author, Part Two

elen Escott talks about her new supernatural thriller novel, Operation: Wormwood, about a mysterious plague that begins to target the abusers of children. Helen C. Escott is the author of the widely read blog - turned book I am Funny Like That, a hysterical look at life. In her new novel, Operation Wormwood, she taps into her darker side and takes readers on a thrill ride through the historic city of St. John’s, NL. Original Airdate: May 28, 2018

 

Write Project: Season 2, Episode 4

Listen to the podcast here

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Let's Get Writing with Helen C Escott

Kathryn speaks with Helen Escott about her second career as an author.

 

She shares insights into why she writes and her typical day.

 

Her passion for crime writing is an honest by-product of her long career as a civilian member of the RCMP but it all started because she has a delightful sense of humour.

Listen to the podcast here

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Reading With Cats by Helen C. Escott - Operation Wormwood

What if there was a disease that only killed pedophiles? Operation Wormwood (Flanker Press) is an investigation into this dark world and why evil against the most vulnerable goes unpunished by a loving, all powerful God. Operation Wormwood, a finalist in the 2019 Arthur Ellis Awards for Best First Crime Novel, is not a crime novel with the usual suspects.

To listen to Helen C. Escott read the first chapter click here

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Helen C. Escott reads from Operation Vanished

In the 1950s, three young women were murdered.

 

Their killer never caught. Operation Vanished is a mind-bending sophisticated psychological crime thriller that will keep you guessing who the real killer is. Helen C. Escott weaves mythology and history into a novel that is anything but predictable.

 

When you least expect it, a ghost from the past returns. 

To listen to Helen C. Escott read the first chapter click here

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Blue Line, The Podcast

We are celebrating women in law enforcement this fall!

Each month, Blue Line, The Podcast is profiling some of the many passionate officers and civilian employees in law enforcement agencies who strive every day to make a difference.

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, we catch Helen C. Escott from her home in St. John’s, N.L. Helen created the RCMP’s Media Relations/Communications Unit in Newfoundland and Labrador in 1998. She became the first female senior communications strategist and media relations spokesperson for the RCMP in that province.

She was the communications lead on high-profile events, including the RCMP’s Newfoundland and Labrador response on 9/11. Listen in here

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Historic Crime Club

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2020 AT 7 PM 

Hosted by A. C. Hunter Public LibraryMarjorie Mews Public Library and Michael Donovan Public Library

Join us and acclaimed author Helen C. Escott as we look over the 1754 case of William Keen. Mr. Keen was murdered during a robbery and 8 people were convicted and of those 4 were executed for the crime.
Please email reference@nlpl.ca to register.

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Havin' A Gab, Episode 5

Havin a Gab episode 5 is here! This week we talk to Helen C. Escott about her upcoming book, Operation Wormwood!

Listen to the podcast here

Trad Cab with Chris Andrews and Helen Escott

Get in the Trad Cab with Shanneyganock's Chris Andrews! Comment below if you'd like to try! Or if you'd like to 'volunteer' a friend!

Listen in here

Misguided Messages

Helen reads an excerpt from her book, 'I am Funny Like That'.