Victoria’s literary culture is alive and well, as evidenced by our city’s latest book launch by hometown author, Erin Latimer.

Her book, The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray will have audiences avoiding eye contact with the paintings in their houses for weeks.

Think Lemony Snicket meets Oscar Wilde meets Edgar Allan Poe in this exciting and scary middle-grade novel (age 10+) inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Book Summary:

Bryony Gray is becoming famous as a painter in London art circles. But life isn’t so grand.

Her uncle keeps her locked in the attic, forcing her to paint for his rich clients . . . and now her paintings are taking on a life of their own, and customers are going missing under mysterious circumstances.

When her newest painting escapes the canvas and rampages through the streets of London, Bryony digs into her family history, discovering some rather scandalous secrets her uncle has been keeping, including a deadly curse she’s inherited from her missing father.

Bryony has accidentally unleashed the Gray family curse, and it’s spreading fast.

With a little help from the strange-but-beautiful girl next door and her paranoid brother, Bryony sets out to break the curse, dodging bloodthirsty paintings, angry mobs and her wicked uncle along the way.

Join Erin Latimer for the launch of her debut novel, The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray and stop by to get a book signed and chat with Erin and fellow bookworms.

Tea, coffee and pastries will be served.

Strange and Deadly Launch Party

  • When: Saturday March 3, 2018 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Where: Murchie’s Tea & Coffee –  1110 Government Street

Subscribe to the Victoria Buzz newsletter to receive the latest news, events and more directly to your inbox. Every day.