Toronto, Ontario

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Harbourfront Centre | 10am - 5pm


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For the past 28 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent that will appear at our 29th festival on September 23rd, 2018.  

Perception Deception

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Secrets lie beneath the surface of a gossipy town struck by a shocking disappearance and the revolutionary work of a psychiatrist husband, and everyone knows some secrets are dangerous. Things just aren’t quite right in these thrillers by Elisabeth de Mariaffi and Amy Stuart.


Heike Lerner’s life looks perfect from the outside—or at least that’s what her husband, Eric, tells her. But lately, Heike’s noticed there are some things out of place and while at home Eric is becoming increasingly more controlling. Something sinister that Heike cannot quite put her finger on is lingering just beneath the surface of this idyllic life.

  • Mystery/Suspense/Horror | Mystère/Suspense/Horreur

Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s poetry and short fiction have been widely published in magazines across Canada. Her debut novel, The Devil You Know, was named one of the Best Books of 2015 by The Globe and Mail and the National Post.

Still Water

A loose sequel to Still Mine, Still Water again features Clare and Malcolm, this time on the hunt for a missing mother and son in a town that is drowning in deception. This is a deep dive of a thriller that will leave you breathless.

  • Mystery/Suspense/Horror | Mystère/Suspense/Horreur

Amy Stuart

Amy Stuart’s debut novel Still Mine was an instant national bestseller. Nominated for the Arthur Ellis Best First Novel award, and winner of the 2011 Writers’ Union of Canada Short Fiction Competition. Still Water is her second novel.