As T.S. Eliot once observed, “The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started.”

This resonates with Blair Keetch as he started writing at a young age and even had travel articles published in newspapers such as the ‘Toronto Star’.

But life has a funny way of offering different paths and Blair became engrossed with other careers during his checkered work history including roles as an airline project manager, overseer at a pet event center (a cat guy at heart!) and promoter of Ontario tourism. During his time in the airline industry, Blair worked in a diverse array of locations including Australia, Kuwait, Jamaica and Rome.

Reaching middle age, he realized he could no longer resist the siren call of writing and again picked up the pen.

Throughout his life, Blair has been an avid fan of mystery books – everything from Christie to Connelly, from MacDonald to Macdonald.

His short story ‘A Contrapuntal Duet’ was the 2019 Winner for emerging crime writers and was included in the most recent Mesdames of Mayhem anthology, ‘In the Key of Thirteen’ released by Carrick Publishing and he is now a proud ‘Monsieur’.

His story ‘Deadly Cargo’ was included in the mystery anthology ‘Heartbreaks & Half-Truths’ published by Superior Shore Press.

Blair was thrilled to again be part of the Carrick Publishing family with his story ‘Sleep, Perchance to Die’ included in ‘Grave Diagnosis’.

His latest short story is ‘Killings 4 Sale’ and will be part of the ‘Asinine Assassins’ anthology by Smart Rhino Publishing (late 2021).

All titles are available on Amazon.

Blair is also an avid traveler and as a result, can order wine in many languages. Among his favorite places in the world are France, Argentina, Vietnam & Korea.

Blair lives in Toronto with his wife, Ran and five-year old son, Adrian and is currently working on his full-length mystery ‘Flight Risk’.

‘What happens when a woman finds out her husband has been killed in an airplane crash? Not on his way to Las Vegas where he was supposed to be attending a convention. But half a world away in Thailand.

When Derek Shackleton is hired to find out the facts, he learns that appearances can be deceiving – and often hide deadly truths.’

For a further sneak peak, check out the ‘Work in Progress’ section.

For appearances and interviews, see the Media section.

Follow Blair on Twitter: @BlairKeetch

Blair loves book clubs. To request an appearance, click on ‘Contact Me’