'It was hair-raising, it was a cliff-hanger,' says Henriques of the 1987 incident. 'We almost didn't make it through.'
This year, the main reason for objection to books was sex and gender issues.
'There's a lot of fabulous Canadian crime fiction,' says Penny. 'Our mysteries are maybe more of a slow burn than others, but they're really worth discovering.'
Burns and Novick call the Vietnam War 'the most consequential event in American history in the second half of the last century.'