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    Series: The Rudley Mysteries
    Peril at the Pleasant A Rudley Mystery 1st edition Judith Alguire Canada
    9781927426265 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective Publication Date: October 01, 2013
    $16.95 CAD 5 x 8.5 x 1 in | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Signature Editions
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      Margaret Rudley has finally persuaded her husband Trevor to take a vacation, a week-long canoeing expedition in Northern Ontario. Rudley hates the idea of leaving the Pleasant, the beautiful old country inn they've run for over a quarter of a century, but he is reluctant to deny her a cherished dream. They set off, accompanied by long-time guests Elizabeth Miller, Edward Simpson, Norman and Geraldine Phipps-Walker, and a pair of neophytes, Vern Peters and Eric Turnbull. They leave the Pleasant and a few regular guests, including the Sawchucks and their incorrigible eight-year-old grandchildren, Ned and Nora, in the capable hands of Melba Millotte.

      In their absence, chaos reigns at the Pleasant. A serial murderer is on the lam in cottage country. Ned and Nora disappear and a ransom note is received by the local paper. The laundryman's truck is stolen. Tiffany encounters an intruder in the kitchen in the wee hours of the morning. Detectives Brisbois and Creighton are on the scene to investigate these various crimes, including the appearance of a dead body in a ditch a few miles from the Pleasant and a guest of the inn with some strange habits.

      While intrigue swirls around the Pleasant, the canoeists continue downriver, oblivious to the threat that lurks around the next bend. When Gil the guide and Vern Peters disappear, the lives of the group are in peril. Miss Miller and Norman must come through to save the day, but can they?

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      Judith Alguire is a Kingston, Ontario writer, whose novels include Pleasantly Dead, The Pumpkin Murders, A Most Unpleasant Wedding, and the forthcoming Peril at the Pleasant, all of which are part of the continuing Rudley Mystery series. Her short stories, articles, and essays have appeared in such publications as The Malahat Review and Harrowsmith, and she is a past member of the editorial board of the Kingston Whig-Standard. A graduate of Queen’s University, she has recently retired from nursing.
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    Kornukopia David Annandale Canada
    9780888013033 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective Publication Date: September 01, 2004
    $11.99 CAD 4.25 x 7 x 1.12 in | 455 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y Turnstone Press
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      Jen Blaylock, David Annandale's Canadian-Forces-soldier-gone-rogue, is back with a new globe spanning mission, a bigger arsenal and another head-spinning body count. When Blaylock discovers that the New York mob is paying crooked cops and anarchists to cause disturbances at an Ottawa anti-globalization rally, she sees a chance to rev up her war machine once again, and heads for the Big Apple.
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      David Annandale was born in Winnipeg, grew up there, and keeps returning to it. At the age of 16 months, he contracted laryngitis from tear gas in the May '68 Paris riots, giving him early insight into the socio-political upheavals of our world. He still loves Paris and has lived there, as well as in Charlottetown and Edmonton, where he did his PhD on horror fiction and film.

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    Polar Circus D.A. Barry Canada
    9780888012531 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers Publication Date: May 16, 2001
    $14.95 CAD 5 x 7.5 x 0.7 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Turnstone Press
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      What is a terrorist doing at a remote research station in the Canadian North? How does he hide his true identity and deadly intent? The polar bear research station at Cape Churchill on the Hudson Bay is menaced by winter storms while the researchers and visiting media are beleaguered by bear attacks. But another force—a malevolent force—is also at work in this isolated camp on the tundra. Polar Circus introduces photojournalist Allsun Skelly and her friends, ecologists Neal Casimir and Guy Thorpe, who attempt to protect both men and bears in this spectacular and dangerous setting.
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      An Albertan, D.A. Barry claims the same divine right as k.d. lang: to be the incarnation of a talented but dead woman. Painter and writer Emily Carr's desire to see the heart of nature and the nature of man lives on in Barry, whose previous works have taken us from Vancouver Island to the Amazon to the grave. She also won the 1989 Commonwealth Writers Prize.

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    Amuse Bouche A Russell Quant Mystery Anthony Bidulka Canada
    9781554830206 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective Publication Date: February 15, 2011
    $19.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0 in | 252 pages Canadian Rights: Y Insomniac Press
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      New Edition of Canadian favourite Russell Quant's first case. A gay wedding gone bad. A missing groom. An unsullied reputation at risk. Enter Russell Quant —cute, gay, and a rookie private detective. With a nose for good wine and bad lies, Quant is off to France on his first big case. From the smudgy streets of Paris, he cajoles and sleuths his way to the pastel-colored promenade of Sanary-sur-Mer. Back in Saskatoon, Quant comes face-to-face with a client who may be the bad guy, a quarry who turns up in the most unexpected place, and a cast of colourful suspects: the vile sister, the best friend, the colleague, the ex-lover, the lawyer, the priest, the snoopy neighbour —are they involved? Or is someone else lurking in the shadows? As he works through his case, Quant juggles his detective gig with the responsibilities of a personal life full of captivating personalities. Taking a cue from the style and humor of Robert B. Parker, and evoking Armistead Maupin with his wit and warmth, Anthony Bidulka's Amuse Bouche is a rich, saucy, and engaging read.
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      Anthony Bidulka is an award-winning writer who, like his protagonist, lives a big life in a small city on the Canadian prairies. Please visit his website at www.anthony bidulka.com.
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      “Bidulka manages to spin a compelling detective story with colourful characters, hilarious situations, and touching relationships.” — Midwest Book Review “Bidulka touches on a variety of serious issues ... while neatly weaving these strands into an engaging mystery.”— Quill & Quire
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    Flight of Aquavit Anthony Bidulka Canada
    9781554830305 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective Publication Date: October 21, 2011
    $19.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0 in | 440 pages Canadian Rights: Y Insomniac Press
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      At the dead end of a desolate country road, a late night meeting suddenly becomes an ambush. Gay private detective Russell Quant is faced with personal threats he can't ignore, a friend who may be a foe, and a cagey client with a treacherous monkey on his back. As Quant trails a menacing blackmailer known only as Loverboy, he finds himself immersed in the midnight world of e-dating and parking lot romance. Lured to New York City, Quant tests his wit, wisdom, and wiles from the Old World grandeur of Fifth Avenue to the kaleidoscope world of Broadway's electric nightspots. The fast pace continues when Quant returns to Saskatoon, where he grapples with decoys and deceit, realizing that no one is as they appear. Threat turns into deadly reality and the need to uncover the identity of Loverboy becomes increasingly desperate.
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      Anthony Bidulka is an award-winning writer who, like his protagonist, lives a big life in a small city on the Canadian prairies. Please visit his website at www.anthony bidulka.com.
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    Tapas on the Ramblas Anthony Bidulka Canada
    9781554830695 Paperback FICTION / LGBT Publication Date: April 15, 2012
    $19.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0 in | 358 pages Canadian Rights: Y Insomniac Press
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      Charity Wiser, matriarch of the Wiser clan by virtue of her wealth and power, is an indomitable provocateur ... and private detective Russell Quant's newest employer. There is more than a single rotten apple on this family tree, and Quant has been hired to discover which one is intent on murdering his client. To help him sleuth out the evil culprit, Charity Wiser arranges a family reunion aboard the opulent Friends of Dorothy Cruiseliner as it tours the most exotic ports of the Mediterranean. But smooth sailing is short-lived as undercurrents of clashes — local and tourist, gay and straight, trendy and traditional — offer Russell insight into the Wisers and reveal a family simmering with rage and greed. He begins to wonder: who doesn't want Charity Wiser dead? Shifting from his prairie stomping ground to a sea undulating with death, Quant's smarts, senses and sea legs are challenged. From tantalizing tapas and sweet sangria in Spain to the bitter taste of death in Sicily, Quant goes head to head with friends and foes in a series of unforgettable locales. Come aboard a sensual journey of sun and sea brine, caviar and champagne on a cruise replete with the luxury of murder.
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      Anthony Bidulka is an award-winning writer who, like his protagonist, lives a big life in a small city on the Canadian prairies. Please visit his website at www.anthony bidulka.com.
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    Stain of the Berry Anthony Bidulka Canada
    9781554830886 Paperback FICTION / LGBT Publication Date: November 15, 2012
    $19.95 CAD 6 x 8 x 0 in | 368 pages Canadian Rights: Y Insomniac Press
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      Everyone has their Boogeyman. But who—or what—is scaring Saskatoon locals to death? Private detective Russell Quant is roused from sleep only to fall into a nightmare case when the family of a suicide victim hires him to uncover the real cause of death. But what is real and what is imaginary? Quant works to narrow his list of suspects only to find the number of victims growing. Russell is mystified as the trail of fear connects him to a vast landscape of people, including an elegant potash miner, dubious trailer park denizens, reticent farm folk, the Pink Gopher choir, and a gaseous psychiatrist. Compounding Quant’s bewilderment is the complete and perfect disappearance of his once very real friend, Sereena, who has become a ghost he simply can’t find. With the Boogeyman always a few paces ahead, Russell struggles to keep the hounds of failure from baying. Travelling from Saskatchewan’s summer storms to the menacing Lotus Land of Vancouver, he finally touches down in the Canadian Arctic, where tragic hope resides. Russell returns home to bully attacks, a desperate chase through midnight woods, and a sadistic abduction. As Quant penetrates the truth of the Boogeyman, he finds himself on a perilous suspension bridge between idyllic childhood and grown-up violence.
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      Anthony Bidulka is an award-winning writer who, like his protagonist, lives a big life in a small city on the Canadian prairies. Please visit his website at www.anthony bidulka.com.
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      ?“Bidulka manages to spin a compelling detective story with colourful characters, hilarious situations, and touching relationships.” — Midwest Book Review“Bidulka touches on a variety of serious issues...while neatly weaving these strands into an engaging mystery.” — Quill & Quire “...carries the reader along on an exuberant joy ride of action with sporadic pit stops for mayhem, menace, and occasional romance.” — Halifax Wayves“…there is sincerity and just a hint of sage world-weariness about the self-questioning lifestyle and relationships the author draws from his charming, vulnerable detective.” — Canadian Book Review Annual
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    Sundowner Ubuntu Anthony Bidulka Canada
    9781554831043 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective Publication Date: April 30, 2013
    $19.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y Insomniac Press
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      A mother's pain. A million dollars. A missing son. Desperate to right old wrongs, a new client hires Russell Quant to locate her son, Matthew, lost to her for twenty years. But can money relieve remorse? Through good old-fashioned detective work, Russell peels away the layers of a carefully concealed life, grown from the seeds of traumatic childhood violence. Tracking Matthew's life from the schoolyard drug culture of a pleasant prairie city's underbelly to the stunning vistas, vibrant townships, and tinderbox safaris of Africa, Russell finds much more than he was looking for. Ever adept at making both friends and foes, Quant runs a gauntlet of uncharted danger as worlds collide. Thrust into the unfamiliar role of bad guy, stymied by seemingly insurmountable distrust and base fear, Russell cuts a blistering swath through covert threats and overt bullets. But as he searches for his Canadian needle in an African haystack, the brutality escalates. Confronting his own role in the cause and effect of scars and anger, retribution and revenge, Russell Quant faces a difficult question: What happens when the prodigal son resists the return?
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      Anthony Bidulka is an award-winning writer who, like his protagonist, lives a big life in a small city on the Canadian prairies. Please visit his website at www.anthony bidulka.com.
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    Aloha Candy Hearts Anthony Bidulka Canada
    9781554831142 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective Publication Date: October 25, 2013
    $19.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0 in | 379 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y Insomniac Press
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      From the calm Pacific to the storm-tossed prairie, a teasing puzzle turns into a frightening game of cat and mouse for gay PI Russell Quant. Russell can’t be sure whether a dead man’s surprising last gift will take him on a treasure hunt or a treacherous game of life or death. With a series of clues spanning decades—from a shocking modern-day murder to Saskatoon’s dark, hidden past—he revisits the harsh realities of early homesteading, investigates the blackmail of one of the literary world’s most esteemed writers, and digs for clues at the site of a never-forgotten scourge. As past reveals future, the hunter becomes the hunted. Racing to keep up with his latest case, Russell must balance his professional life with the demands of a wedding, a memorial, and at least one home-cooked meal at Mom’s. With the Hawaiian sand barely shook free from his hair, Russell is confronted, professionally and personally, with the harsh consequences of indecision. Saying aloha is not always easy. Welcome to the world of Russell Quant….Russell can't be sure whether a dead man's surprising last gift will take him on a treasure hunt or a treacherous game of life or death. With a series of clues spanning decades — from a shocking modern-day murder to Saskatoon's dark, hidden past — he revisits the harsh realities of early homesteading, investigates the blackmail of one of the literary world's most esteemed writers, and digs for clues at the site of a never-forgotten scourge. As past reveals future, the hunter becomes the hunted. Racing to keep up with his latest case, Russell must balance his professional life with the demands of a wedding, a memorial, and at least one home-cooked meal at Mom's. With the Hawaiian sand barely shook free from his hair, Russell is confronted, professionally and personally, with the harsh consequences of indecision. Saying aloha is not always easy.
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      Anthony Bidulka is an avid traveller, party-giver, and sun worshipper. One of his favourite sayings is: "Life may be short, but it can be wide." He lives in Saskatoon.
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      Bidulka touches on a variety of serious issues ... while neatly weaving these strands into an engaging mystery. — Quill & Quire
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    Date with a Sheesha Anthony Bidulka Canada
    9781897178904 Paperback FICTION / LGBT Publication Date: March 01, 2010
    $19.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0 in | 256 pages Canadian Rights: Y Insomniac Press
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      “You are invited to the death of Nayan Gupta….”When a mysterious card arrives in the mail, RussellQuant has a date with murder. From the glitzy high rises of Dubai and frankincense fields of Oman, to the scorching sand dunes of SaudiArabia, gay Saskatoon PI Russell Quant takes a magiccarpet ride that skids to a deadly halt on the icy surfaceof a frozen pond in the middle of theSaskatchewan prairie. This is Russell Quant’s wildest case ever: carpetexpert Nayan Gupta has been found murdered inDubai’s old souk and Russell must sift through layersof deception and danger to get to the truth. It’s a perilousvoyage that pits Quant’s wits against a snootymuseum curator, a bevy of shifty carpet merchants,and the denizens of an underground club for “fabulousmen.” As Russell’s spicy foreign adventure heats up, helearns a valuable lesson about love, life and the importanceof seizing the moment…before it’s gone. On theverge of making the biggest personal decision of hislife, Russell discovers that endings sometimes comebefore beginnings.
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      Anthony Bidulka is an award-winning writer who, like his protagonist, lives a big life in a small city on the Canadian prairies. Please visit his website at www.anthony bidulka.com.
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