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CANADA - Random House of Canada

Cut You Down
A Wakeland Novel
By (author): Sam Wiebe
9780345816290 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Crime Feb 13, 2018
$24.00 CAD
Active 6 x 9 x 0.95 in 368 pages Knopf Random Vintage Canada Random House Canada
Cut You Down is prize-winning novelist Sam Wiebe’s second riveting Wakeland mystery.

Vancouver PI Dave Wakeland returns, hot on the trail of a missing college student who may or may not have stolen half a million dollars. What starts as a straightforward runaway case soon gives way to a tangled mess of dirty money, betrayal, and murder, pitting the resourceful but over-his-head detective against suburban gangsters, a corrupt cop, and a contract killer with a fondness for blades—one of which seems destined for Wakeland’s throat…

Sam Wiebe’s morally challenged young detective takes up a cross-border chase that twists and surprises like only Vancouver’s next master of crime could write. Never one to back down from the big issues plaguing his city of shining towers and forgotten corners, Wiebe returns with a vicious caper that threatens to leave no one—not his rogue detective, nor Wakeland’s family and friends (or even a few of his enemies)—standing.

Story Locale: Vancouver, BC

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Wiebe’s stand-alone debut, Last of the Independents, won the Unhanged Arthur Award and the inaugural Kobo Emerging Writer Prize.

LAUDED NEW SERIES: Stellar reviews for Invisible Dead launched the series.

US PUBLISHING PARTNER: Quercus, the brand that launched Stieg Larsson in English, is publishing the Wakeland novels beginning in 2017.

SAM WIEBE’s stand-alone debut novel, Last of the Independents, won an Arthur Ellis Award and the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, and was nominated for a Shamus Award. His second novel is the critically acclaimed Invisible Dead, the debut of his Dave Wakeland series of mysteries. His stories have appeared in Thuglit, subTerrain and Criminal Element’s The Malfeasance Occasional e-collection, among others.

Author Residence: Vancouver, BC

Author Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Author Website:

Author Social Media: @sam_wiebe

Praise for Invisible Dead:

“Witty, smart, detailed, and highly entertaining, Wiebe has a gift for place and character.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

“Wiebe illustrates the law of the jungle here, and he does it with great narrative skill and some very cool dialogue.”—Booklist

“Lots of personal demons and good backstories give this novel heft. Wiebe is definitely a writer on the rise.”—The Globe and Mail

“[A] story as appealing as it is mysterious.”—Toronto Star

“[S]harp and terrific…. Wiebe serves up an absorbing story…. [A] harrowing, superbly puzzling, and richly cinematic tale.”—The Vancouver Sun

“The detective novel…might’ve just found its new generation flagship author.”—Dead End Follies (blog)


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