MOTIVE Crime & Mystery Festival

Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), in partnership with KOBO Plus, uncovers Canada's newest and largest crime and mystery writing festival taking place from June 3 to 5 at Harbourfront Centre.

Marking TIFA's return to in-person programming after two years of digital presentations, the inaugural edition of MOTIVE features nearly 100 authors from Canada and around the world, with over 40 ticketed events, 13 free digital events, plus free outdoor events and activities all weekend long.

Bestselling authors, including Mark Billingham, Thomas Enger, Kellye Garrett, Thomas King, Shari Lapena, E. Lockhart, Val McDermid, Beverley McLachlin, Nita Prose and Kathy Reichs, will join in-person for live conversations, masterclasses, readings and book signings.

Acclaimed authors Harlan Coben, Deon Meyer, Denise Mina,Walter Mosley, Michael Robotham and more will participate in virtual presentations.

Tickets are now on sale at and through the Harbourfront Centre Box Office by phone at 416-973-4000.

MOTIVE Crime & Mystery Festival

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