Series: The Rudley MysteriesPeril at the PleasantA Rudley Mystery1st editionPaperbackJudith Alguire9781927426265$16.95FICTION Oct 01, 2013
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 a... + Read More
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.
Series: Polar CircusPaperbackD.A. Barry9780888012531$14.95FICTION May 16, 2001
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 th... + Read More
Series: Amuse BoucheA Russell Quant MysteryPaperbackAnthony Bidulka9781554830206$19.95FICTION Feb 15, 2011
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 ... + Read More
Series: Flight of AquavitPaperbackAnthony Bidulka9781554830305$19.95FICTION Oct 21, 2011
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 Broa... + Read More
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 o... + Read More
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 fol... + Read More
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 m... + Read More
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 sit... + Read More
“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 layerso... + Read More
Series: Dos EquisPaperbackAnthony Bidulka9781554830671$19.95FICTION Apr 15, 2012
When we left him last, Saskatoon gay PI Russell Quant was a broken man. Dumped by his boyfriend, forced to drive around town in a minivan instead of his beloved sports car, only his dogs still needed him.But, things are looking up. A call for help from an old adversary gives Russell a new purpose in life, and he faces the future with a spring in his step and new highlights in his hair. Set in the beautiful Mexican beach town of Zihuatenengo, the eighth in the Quant mystery series will thrill old and new fans of Anthony Bidulka’s smart, sassy de... + Read More
A new series from the author of the much-loved Russell Quant books The work of a Disaster Recovery Agent is unforgiving. Brutal. Violent. And rarely glamorous. But Adam Saint quietly travels the world, cleaning up after other people’s catastrophes and keeping the mess away from his well-ordered private life. This time, however, the blood is seeping closer and closer to home. When a respected colleague is murdered at a disaster site, Saint is entrusted with the clean up… or is it a cover up? Author Anthony Bidulka introduces a new hero in the mo... + Read More
Series: Business As UsualPaperbackMichael Boughn9781897126912$22.95FICTION Oct 16, 2011
Toronto's David Sanders and Claire Dumont are the Nick and Nora Charles of academia: two amateur detectives pulled into a web of deceit and violence involving murder, the illegal cross-border dumping of toxic waste, organized crime, dubious, self-serving politicians, and a mysterious, ambitious businessman whose loyalties are unknown.In Business As Usual, author Michael Boughn weaves together multiple plots, deals within deals, and double crosses galore as David and Claire find themselves pulled deeper and deeper into a funny, captivating hard-... + Read More
Series: The Aliette Nouvelle MysteriesWalls of a MindAn Aliette Nouvelle Mystery1st editionPaperbackJohn Brooke9781927426296$18.95FICTION Oct 01, 2013
With fourteen towns and forty villages in her purview, Chief Inspector Aliette Nouvelle had been busy enough since taking over in February, fulfilling her new role quietly and efficiently, learning the lay of the land. The romance of wine country did not mean people were less nasty, brutal or just plain stupid than their fellow humans anywhere else. Yes, the beat was different: apart from gypsy house-breaking rings, there were no gangs. Gangs were in the city and stayed there. So no extorting and breaking knees. No people-smuggling; illegals ca... + Read More
Series: An Aliette Nouvelle MysteryThe Unknown MasterpieceAliette Nouvelle Mystery, An1st editionPaperbackJohn Brooke9781897109984$18.95FICTION Oct 01, 2012
Inspector Aliette Nouvelle’s romantic relationship with Commissaire Claude Néon is faltering. This sad fact becomes a heavy distraction as she goes back and forth from France to Switzerland trying to determine who killed Martin Bettelman, a Basel art gallery security guard, found at a gay gathering spot on the banks of the Rhine. A damaged painting of a shoemaker found near the body motivates the inspector more than the fact of murder. Aliette identifies with the image of a dedicated artisan working in solitude. With love dissolving, work is al... + Read More
Series: Red RoverPaperbackLiz Bugg9781897415290$19.95FICTION Oct 15, 2010
Thalia Spencer is missing. Is she in trouble or is she simply avoiding her family?When Thalia’s conservative tycoon father confesses to private investigator Calli Barnow that he offered his daughter money to give up her girlfriend and start dating men, Calli thinks she knows where to start looking. She and her best friend, novice drag queen Dewey, comb the bars and clubs of Toronto’s gay village, hoping to find Thalia hiding in plain sight. But then Thalia’s beautiful lover, Zoe, says the girl is missing from her life too, and Calli realizes t... + Read More
In the glamorous world of advertising, image is everything as intrepid lesbian PI Calli Barnow finds out when she goes undercover at a top Toronto agency.Following a twisted money trail, she stumbles across the body of a hot young copywriter, dead of a drug overdose at his desk. Just another casualty of the Bay Street rat race? Calli doesn’t think so and when she follows her intuition, trouble usually follows her.
After narrowly escaping death while solving her last case, the Toronto PI is settling happily into married life with her new wife, Jess. Once again, however, trouble is looming: Jess wants a baby but Calli would rather fight a psycho with a gun than contemplate parenthood.When an old school friend asks Calli to investigate her mother’s death, Calli jumps at the chance to distract herself with work. Her plans go awry when her own mother reveals a shocking secret that threatens to turn Calli’s life upside down. By turns lighthearted and thrillin... + Read More
In the mountains of Colombia, an old man stumbles sweating and breathless into the Jaguar Forest. Cursed, he feels forced to commit a savage act, and a family is destroyed – his own. From Luis Mendoza’s insanity survivors emerge, but they will not know what their grandfather intended for them, even though they were the ones destined to die. Decades later, veteran reporter Jack Doyle is about to become his network’s next anchor star. Doyle has always done his job the right way, and when eight girls, including a US senator’s daughter, are brutall... + Read More
Series: InsinuendoMurder in the MuseumPaperbackMiriam Clavir9781897411384$19.95FICTION Oct 21, 2012
A murder mystery set within the complex world of an anthropological museum. Berry Cates has undergone a "radical lifectomy," remaking her life at fifty-three, newly single and in a new career at a museum. However, she soon becomes the target of serious accusations at the museum. Determined to prove these as false, Berry gets into deeper trouble. Her sleuthing uncovers museum staff casting illicit bronzes and blackmail being delivered via a Roman curse tablet. Curatorial fraud and accusations by aboriginal people of poisoning their heritage rega... + Read More
It is 1917 and the Great War has been raging for three long years. Mycroft Holmes grows suspicious of one of his agents who reports back to him from the heart of the Ottoman Empire: Constantinople. Naturally, he wants to send out a man to investigate--one who knows the area, the language, the people, and has an exemplary war service record, including a fourteen-month stint posing as a German officer at the High Command in Berlin. But Sherlock Holmes proves to be, for once, stubbornly reluctant to fulfill his older brother's request.
Watson takes up his pen one last time to describe in a private memoir the true tale of Holmes' adventures during his three-year absence from Baker Street, and provides a fictional explanation for many of the mysteries and inaccuracies found with the Sherlock Holmes collection of stories and novels.
After the annual graduate Christmas party, Emily's friend and lab partner, Beth Wong, takes a dive out of a ten-storey window. Emily is not convinced that her friend's death was a suicide, and she takes it upon herself to find out what's really behind it. After spending time recuperating from the shock with Rusty Monoghan--her landlord, friend, and sometime surrogate mother--Emily returns to the university and is convinced to continue Beth's work in Dr. Mullarcant's little shop of horrors.
Series: When it RainsPaperbackLaura Cuthbert9780888012692$14.95FICTION May 16, 2002
Restless and bored with the lightweight stories she continues to be assigned, reporter Cait Whyte seizes upon the opportunity to cover the gruesome murder of a fifteen-year-old girl in her own neighbourhood. When her story is later found at the scene of another murder Cait becomes convinced that the two murders are connected and takes it upon herself to track down the killer. Against the advice of herfriends, and her own better judgement, shefollows the murderer’s trail deep into Vancouver’s dark pornography subculture—a painful secret from her... + Read More
Series: Tip of the HaloPaperbackR. F. Darion9781896300399$9.95FICTION May 16, 2001
When the body of a senior administrator is found, in the offices of the Catholic School Board in the quiet town of St. Michael, Staff Sergeant Dan Laurenson is on the scene. Laurenson soon discovers that the board offices harbour a dark underground of sex, lies, and jealousy.
Series: Body TrafficPaperbackAlex Domokos9781896300962$10.95FICTION Sep 20, 2005
Undercover officer Stan Boyko, relocated to Winnipeg after his cover is blown in Vancouver, thinks a new assignment in his hometown will mean time to recoup. But Stan soon finds himself working the meaner streets of the city, exposing a mess of lies and dirty dealings at a national forensic lab.
Series: Plane DeathPaperbackAnne Dooley9781896300146$7.99FICTION Oct 16, 1996
Elie Meade, commercial pilot and accidental detective, volunteers on a search-and-rescue team mobilized to find a missing geological exploration aircraft. When the plane is found, its pilot murdered, a high stakes quest for diamonds in the northern wilds of Saskatchewan begins.
Series: PtarmaggedonA Robyn Devara MysteryPaperbackKaren Dudley9780888013231$12.99FICTION Dec 15, 2006
Research scientist and amateur sleuth Robyn Devara is looking forward to a trip to the Yukon with her boyfriend, Kelt Roberson, when he tells about the bloody murder of a reclusive ptarmigan researcher. Robyn can't ignore a mystery and her curiosity is further piqued when she learns field notes have been left to her by the victim--an ornithologist named Selena Barry--a woman Robyn doesn't remember meeting.
Series: Macaws of DeathPaperbackKaren Dudley9780888012746$10.95FICTION Nov 16, 2002
Tropical birds in a smuggled suitcase. Expensive. Beautiful. Dead. But for field biologist Robyn Devara, this latest grim reminder of the illegal trade in endangered species includes an unexpected surprise--one of the birds is unknown to science.
Series: Hoot to KillPaperbackKaren Dudley9780888012913$10.99FICTION Jul 15, 2003
Most biologists believe the worst thing about field biology is watching everything else have sex except you. Robyn Devara is no exception. In the remote logging town of Marten Valley, Robyn knows she's not likely to win popularity contests, much less get any dates. After all, she's there to survey the old-growth forest for spotted owls, and, if she finds any of the endangered birds, it's going to mean big changes for the people of Marten Valley.
Series: Red HeronPaperbackKaren Dudley9780888012401$16.95FICTION Sep 16, 1999
Dudley’s second Robyn Devara mystery, The Red Heron continues Devara’s intriguingmisadventures. The poison in the ground and possibly in the water table of an environmentally sensitive wetland turns out to be the least of the crew’s worries as a sniper takes aim at Devara’s latest project. Sabotage turns into murder most bizarre when a dead man is found with a garden variety gnome and a pack of Polaroids.
Series: Waste No TearsPaperbackHugh Garner9781550653663$14.95FICTION Mar 12, 2014
This story with its shocking expose of social evils, holds a forceful message for both sexes. Its strange mixture of power, tension and torment mark it as a human story that will thrill and grip all readers. Down in the depths of the city, washed by the murky waters of the dock-yards lies Skidrow, a dark den of intrigue and mystery, whose crumbling structures harbour the outcasts of the city.--From the 1950 editionHugh Garner’s second novel, Waste No Tears hit drug store and train station spinner racks in July of 1950—then disappeared, never to... + Read More
When a local guide goes missing in the woods north of Lake Superior, William Longstaffe, a retired English professor who retreated to the isolation of his cabin in the wilderness after the death of his wife, unwillingly becomes involved in the search for the missing man--and the eventual discovery of his body. The trail soon leads to more deaths and the haunting legend of a lost gold mine.
Series: Bidding, ThePaperbackBill Haugland9781550653144$18.95FICTION May 15, 2011
In 1972 a young girl is abducted and murdered. Montreal news reporter Ty Davis is drawn into a bizarre sequence of events when the body of the ten-year-old girl and the bodies of her kidnappers are found in a 19th century farmhouse in the Laurentian community of Saint Sauveur. Strange symbols on the floor, ancient words in a journal, and additional discoveries hint of something more than a child abduction gone wrong. Davis and his colleagues find themselves embroiled in a complex web of international conspiracy as their careers and lives are pu... + Read More
Series: Mobile 9PaperbackBill Haugland9781550652550$18.95FICTION Apr 15, 2009
In 1969, a call for revolution and an explosion at the home of Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau draws Ty Davis, a young television reporter, into the realm of underworld chaos and violence. A colleague is accused of a crime he did not commit. What follows exposes a city’s dark side and ensnares Davis, his family and friends in a web of drug smuggling and murder. Lives and livelihoods hang in the balance.
Series: Skin BeneathPaperbackNairne Holtz9781897178393$21.95FICTION May 01, 2007
Members of the bookclub at the Mystery Au Lait Cafe in Winnipeg are getting nervous, as events from their favourite murder mysteries start to come true-right in their own quiet neighbourhood of Wolseley. But Sarah Petursson and her neighbours can't stop themselves from reading the popular Midnight Mystery series published by Alfred, a prominent member of the club.
Series: Queen of DiamondsPaperbackCatherine Hunter9780888013224$12.99FICTION Dec 15, 2006
Lorelei Good has a gift: she can relay messages from the afterlife, helping the bereaved speak with their departed loved ones. Of course, Lorelei's successful seances hinge on the talents of her little sister, Nixie "Nobody", who has a gift for creative dirt digging on Lorelei's desparate, and often wealthy, clientele.
Series: West End MurdersPaperbackRoy Innes9781897126271$12.95FICTION May 15, 2008
When a series of murders threatens the lives of an entire community in Vancouver, RCMP Corporal Paul Blakemore and Inspector Coswell team up once again to solve the case. What begins as an array of hate crimes suddenly culminates into a conspiracy against an American politician, and the lines between Canada and the United States are blurred as suspicions rise from both sides. To solve this case, both detectives must look beyond the powers of one culprit and instead focus on the ventures of an entire underground organization, all while protectin... + Read More
The third book in Roy Innes' mystery series sends RCMP Inspector Coswell and the newly promoted Sergeant Blakemore to the district of West Caribou in British Columbia, where the murder of a neophyte Mountie, the son of a local rancher, threatens to ignite racial conflicts that have been simmering in the region ever since 1885, when five First Nations men were hanged for treason.
RCMP Corporal Paul Blakemore is jolted from his mundane policing duties in the small Monashee Mountain village of Bear Creek by the discovery of a frozen corpse on a snowy slope just outside of town. There are no signs indicating how the body got thereno footprints or drag marksnothing. Its as if the victim has fallen from the sky.
Series: Lost SanityPaperbackBrad Kelln9781894663076$19.95FICTION Feb 15, 2003
Series: Red Floor, ThePaperbackSheila Kindellan-Sheeha9781550653151$18.95FICTION May 15, 2011
When eight-year-old Justin Henley, heir to the Henley fortune, drowns in the family pool while in the care of his father, anguish and a ferocious need for vengeance erupt. Jessie Henley does not accuse her husband of negligence—she accuses him of murder with intent. The devastating loss of his only grandson spurs her father, magnate Douglas Henley, to use all his power and influence in the investigation. He questions the physicians who called the TOD, he challenges the chief coroner, he demands the best detectives for the case and he privately ... + Read More
Literary agent Madison Holmes is brutally attacked in her condo and left for dead, days after she sent rejection letters to four would-be authors. Lieutenant-Detective Toni Damiano catches this high profile case to the chagrin of the detectives in her division.Unfazed and confident, Damiano is determined to track down the vicious assailant and close her first “lead” case. Seven hours in, she has the murder weapon – a boxed manuscript. “All this over a book?”
Inspector Luc Vanier is drinking his way through Christmas Eve when he is called out to investigate the murder of five homeless people. His investigation takes him into the backrooms of the Catholic Church, the boardrooms of Montreal's business elite and the soup kitchens and back alleys of street life in winter.
Series: Vigilante SeasonPaperbackPeter Kirby9781927535233$14.95FICTION Oct 13, 2013
Inspector Luc Vanier is back, and Montreal's Hochelaga district is in the throes of gentrification. Its drug dealers and prostitutes are disappearing, and Vanier, investigating the brutal death of one, suspects the neighbourhood cleanup may involve murdering the unwanted. The local Police Commander sees only declining crime rates and his improving career prospects, and is willing to go easy on a local militia group that's expanding its influence. When Vanier is suspended for brutality, he's on his own. He continues to probe the dark side of pro... + Read More
Charlie Tate and Elodie Gray make a striking couple. Charlie is a shaven-headed weightlifter who has worked as a seaman, carnival huckster and hustler and now earns his keep as an unlicensed private investigator specializing in extricating clients’ money from thieves. Elodie Gray comes from money—lot’s of money. An accident when she was a teen confined her to a wheelchair, so she does the inside work—using her computer knowledge to find people who want to remain hidden.In The Finger’s Twist, Charles and Elodie are hired to investigate a bombing... + Read More
Why would a man who had it all, wealth, respect, a loving family, throw it away and kill himself. That is what Martin Baker’s widow wants to know. When Elodie Gray and Charlie Tate show up to Martin’s funeral, they are asked to provide an answer.Working
Eight months after his own brush with death over Alberta's Cardinal Divide, Cole Blackwater has learned that his good friend and former client Archie Ravenwing is presumed dead on the waters of British Columbia's Broughton Archipelago. Days before his disappearance, Ravenwing was on the brink of unravelling a corporate conspiracy surrounding an outbreak of sea lice that could decimate wild salmon along the BC coastline. While Cole and newspaper reporter Nancy Webber search for answers, Cole is haunted by the dark secret surrounding his own fath... + Read More
Cole Blackwater's life isn't what it used to be. Once a political superstar within Ottawa's environmental movement, he now runs a nearly defunct conservation strategy consulting firm that distinctly lacks a paying client. His ex-wife loathes him for a scandalous affair that ended their marriage, he feels he's failing his eight-year-old daughter as a father, and he's turning far too often to the bottle to solve his problems.When Peggy McSorlie, head of the Eastern Slopes Conservation Group, seeks his help to stop a mining project planned for Al... + Read More
Series: Monitor, TheA Randy Craig MysteryPaperbackJanice MacDonald9780888012845$10.99FICTION Oct 30, 2003
You're being watched. Former University of Alberta lecturer Randy Craig is now working part-time at Edmonton's Grant MacEwan College, and struggling to make ends meet. That is, until she takes an evening job monitoring a chat room called Babel for an employer she knows only as Chatgod. Between shutting down an online bookie and patrolling for porn, Randy begins to suspect a connection between a Texas woman having an online affair through Babel, and surfacing reports of man killed at his computer in the same state.
Series: Hang Down Your HeadA Randy Craig MysteryPaperbackJanice MacDonald9780888013866$16.00FICTION Oct 30, 2011
Despite her best efforts to lead a peaceful life, murder, mystery and mayhem continue to follow reluctant sleuth Randy Craig. Maybe she shouldn’t live in Edmonton. Or date a cop. Or work for the famous Folkways Collection library on the University of Alberta campus.Randy has just started the dream job of any banjo-playing folkie freelance writer, when the children of a deceased benefactress—whose generous donation funded her employment—try to stop the bequest. David and Barbara Finster, the angry, anti-folk offspring go to great lengths to un-e... + Read More
Series: Sticks and StonesA Randy Craig MysteryPaperbackJanice MacDonald9780888012562$14.95FICTION Mar 16, 2001
The University of Alberta’s English Department is caught up in a maelstrom of poison-pen letters, graffiti and misogyny. Miranda Craig seems to be both target and investigator, wreaking havoc on her new-found relationship with one of Edmonton’s finest. “Janice MacDonald’s intelligence and insight into human behaviour make her one of the most promising new writers on the Canadian mystery scene.”— Gail Bowen“Spellbinding ... Janice MacDonald populates academe with real characters and puts the humanity back in the Humanities.”—W.P. Kinsella
Series: Condemned to RepeatA Randy Craig MysteryPaperbackJanice MacDonald9780888014153$16.00FICTION Jun 15, 2013
Series: Men LiePaperbackDavid Maxwell9781895837889$19.95FICTION Sep 01, 2000
When the scalped remains of a Jane Doe are discovered within the rubble of a demolished house, Detective Jake Fry is assigned the task of hunting down Calgary's most disturbed murderer. Working against a rising body count and police department politics, Fry must relentlessly pursue a murderer with an agenda no one but he can comprehend.During Calgary's first economic boom, people flocked from all corners of the country to the city rumoured to have streets paved in gold. Explore the dark side of this boom in A Magpie's Smile, a tautly chronologi... + Read More
Series: UndercurrentAn Environmental MysteryPaperbackAnne Metikosh9781896300870$10.95FICTION Jan 20, 2005
Conservation Officer Charlie Meikles peaceful life in the wilderness of northern Ontario is shattered when she finds the body of an old friend face down in the lake. Jim Griffiths death is ruled accidental, but to Charlie things dont add up. A bizarre discovery in the old fishermans cabin leads Charlie to suspect he was murdered, but why? A desperate hunt for answers turns into a life and death struggle when Charlie stumbles across an illegal toxic waste dump that has the potential to destroy the lake and the ... + Read More
Véhicule Press launches its Ricochet Series of vintage mysteries with The Crime on Cotes des Neiges—a hardboiled detective novel set in Montreal originally published in 1951. At the centre of this novel, and two others by David Montrose, is the hard-drinking, hard-working private dick, Russell Teed.First Edition 1951 back cover:There were two blondes and a brunette. One of them had killed John Sark. Detective Sergeant Framboise thought it was Inez Sark. Inez had left her parents’ thirty-five room shack in Westmount to marry John Sark, the bigge... + Read More
Series: Ricochet BooksMurder Over DorvalPaperbackDavid Montrose9781550652918$12.00FICTION Oct 15, 2010
By the author of The Crime on Cotes des Neiges, this is the second title in the Véhicule Press Ricochet series of hard-boiled detective novels set in Montreal. Originally published in 1952, Murder Over Dorval follows the investigations of hard-drinking, seasoned private dick, Russell Teed. First Edition back cover:In one hand she held a plane ticket for Montreal, in the other, a wad of greenbacks. She was a gorgeous looking redhead. For the sake of her lovely green eyes, Russell Teed took the plane and the money. But it wasn’t long before he re... + Read More
Finally, after 58 years The Body on Mount Royal is back in print, starring hard-drinking private dick, Russell Teed. From the back cover of the 1953 edition:Take a brutally beaten body, a lonely spot on Montreal's famous mountain, and a buxum brunette whose embrace brings treachery. Add a large dose of vicious gang warfare and a slice of underworld life. Mix these ingredients well and you have a large helping of spicy, fast-paced adventure.An excerpt from the book:I have a hunch you want to hear about the people I know, the ones I work among a... + Read More