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LPG Loan Stars Catalogue: Fall 2018

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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Excluding:Sep 25, 2018 On Sale Date:Oct 16, 2018 Carton Quantity:12 $29.95 CAD
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Though the Heavens Fall
A Collins-Burke Mystery
By (author): Anne Emery
9781770413863 Hardcover , Dust jacket English General/trade Oct 16, 2018
$29.95 CAD
Active 6 x 9 x 1.29 in | 1.76 lb 432 pages ECW Press
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Historical crime and mysteries|Political / legal thriller|c 1990 to c 1999
Northern Ireland
Arthur Ellis Award 2019, Winner

Winner of the 2019 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel

“Emery populates 1995 Belfast so conscientiously and evokes its atmosphere so faithfully …” — Kirkus Reviews

As 1995 dawns in the North of Ireland, Belfast is a city of army patrols, bombed-out buildings, and “peace walls” segregating one community from another. But the IRA has called a ceasefire. So, it’s as good a time as any for Monty Collins and Father Brennan Burke to visit the city: Monty to do a short gig in a law firm, and Brennan to reconnect with family. And it’s a good time for Brennan’s cousin Ronan to lay down arms and campaign for election in a future peacetime government.

But the past is never past in Belfast, and it rises up to haunt them all: a man goes off a bridge on a dark, lonely road; a rogue IRA enforcer is shot; and a series of car bombs remains an unsolved crime. The trouble is compounded by a breakdown in communication: Brennan knows nothing about the secrets in a file on Monty’s desk. And Monty has no idea what lies behind a late-night warning from the IRA. With a smoking gun at the center of it all, Brennan and Monty are on a collision course and will learn more than they ever wanted to know about what passes for law in 1995 Belfast. An inscription on a building south of the Irish border says it all: “Let justice be done though the heavens fall.”

About the Collins-Burke Mysteries

This multi-award-winning series is centred around two main characters who have been described as endearingly flawed: Monty Collins, a criminal defence lawyer who has seen and heard it all, and Father Brennan Burke, a worldly, hard-drinking Irish-born priest. The priest and the lawyer solve mysteries together, but sometimes find themselves at cross-purposes, with secrets they cannot share: secrets of the confessional, and matters covered by solicitor-client confidentiality. The books are notable for their wit and humour, and their depiction of the darker side of human nature ? characteristics that are sometimes combined in the same person, be it a lawyer, a witness on the stand, or an Irish ballad singer who doubles as a guerrilla fighter in the Troubles in war-torn Belfast. In addition to their memorable characters, the books have been credited with a strong sense of place and culture, meticulous research, crisp and authentic dialogue, and intriguing plots. The novels are set in Nova Scotia, Ireland, England, Italy, New York, and Germany. The series begins with Sign of the Cross (2006) and continues to the most recent installment, Postmark Berlin (2020).

Short Description

The latest title in Anne Emery’s Collins-Burke series takes the bluesman and the father to Northern Ireland, where the recent IRA ceasefire belies Belfast’s steady criminal undertow. Monty and Brennan confront the cost of justice in Though the Heavens Fall.

Sales and Market Bullets

  • The book’s plot centers around the conflict in the north of Ireland - an ever present reality for the country

  • Though the Heavens Fall is #10 in the Collins-Burke Mystery series

  • Promotion on Goodreads.com, including potential advertising

  • Backlist promotion celebrating book #10 in advance of publication

  • Promote series and new title through our library outreach

  • We will be promoting Anne Emery’s titles through our library marketing efforts, specifically PLA


  • for readers of Stuart Neville, Adrian McKinty, Patrick Taylor

  • for viewers of 71, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, In the Name of the Father, The Crying Game, Cal, and Bloody Sunday

Named “one of Canada’s finest novelists” (Ottawa Review of Books), Anne Emery is a lawyer and the author of the Collins-Burke mystery series. She has won an Arthur Ellis Award, an Independent Publisher Book Awards silver medal, and a Dartmouth Book Award. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Though the Heavens Fall is her tenth novel.

"Emery populates 1995 Belfast so conscientiously and evokes its atmosphere so faithfully . . .” — Kirkus Reviews

“Fans won’t want to miss this strong installment in a fine series.” — Booklist

”As in previous Collins-Burke novels, author Emery, a lawyer herself, eventually threads the plots involving each man together, along the way demonstrating just how complex and multi-dimensional Northern Ireland’s political and personal relationships can be.” — London Free Press

“Anyone looking for a mystery series to read would be well advised to consider the Collins-Burke mystery series by Anne Emery . . . Filled with lots of suspense, a good plot and some history, Though the Heavens Fall is another excellent novel in this entertaining series!” — Hamilton Spectator

Though the Heavens Fall keeps us on our toes until the bitter end. And based on that ending, the sequel will be a must-read too.” — Atlantic Books Today

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