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Without Blood
A Victor Lessard Thriller
By (author): Martin Michaud Translated by: Arthur Holden
Martin Michaud ,

Translated by :

Arthur Holden



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Paperback , Trade
English, Translated from: French


General Trade
Jan 19, 2021
$21.99 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 1 in | 360 gr

Page Count:

384 pages
Dundurn Press
FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
Thriller / suspense fiction|Crime and mystery: hard-boiled crime, noir fiction|Crime and mystery: police procedural|Montreal
  • Short Description
When two men are killed under similar circumstances two days apart, Montreal police detective Victor Lessard is given an opportunity to prove that his recently kicked drinking habit and tumultuous private life haven’t permanently derailed his career.
The next raucous, twisty crime novel from the master of the Quebec thriller! Rebellious cop Victor Lessard pursues a ruthless hunter who stalks the streets of Montreal.

“With its memorable characters, rich atmosphere, and shrewd plot, Without Blood is a welcome addition to Montreal noir.” — KATHY REICHS

“A strong Montreal setting and a twisty, dual-strand plot that keeps you guessing.” — PETER ROBINSON

A senior administrator is stabbed to death in his office at the Montreal General Hospital. In the east end of the city, a dead man is found in the trunk of a stolen BMW. A young woman is hospitalized after an apparent hit and run, but despite her doctor’s objections, she refuses treatment and sets off on a desperate search for the man who helped her.

Montreal police detective Victor Lessard and his team of investigators work to find the common thread linking these seemingly unrelated cases. It quickly becomes apparent that there’s no time to lose: a ruthless hunter has come to town, he’s spotted his prey, and he’s waiting for the right moment to close in for the kill.

  • Second in a series of breakneck, intricate, gripping police procedurals from the “Master of the Quebec thriller” available in English for the first time
  • Detective Sergeant Victor Lessard of the Montreal police is a tormented, rebellious cop with high morals
  • Praise for the first book in the series:
    • “Martin Michaud is a master at twisty storytelling and compelling atmosphere.” — Catherine McKenzie
    • “A crackerjack read.”— Quill & Quire
    • “A raucous crime thriller.” — Publishers Weekly
  • Books in the series have been finalists for or won for numerous awards, including the Saint-Pacôme Crime Fiction Award, Arthur Ellis Awards, Ténébris Award, Prix Balai d’or, Plume de Cristal Award, Grands Prix Littéraires Archambault
  • Author writes for the critically acclaimed French-language television adaptation of the series, Victor Lessard, now in its third season

Martin Michaud is a bestselling author, screenwriter, musician, and former lawyer. His critically acclaimed Victor Lessard series has won numerous awards, including the Arthur Ellis Award and the Prix Saint-Pacôme for Crime Fiction, and is the basis for the award-winning French-language TV series Victor Lessard. He lives in Montreal.

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  • National print and online publicity campaign
  • Advance reading copies available: Print ARCS, NetGalley, Edelweiss, Catalist
  • Book hashtag: #VictorLessardThriller
  • Author Website: michaudmartin.com
  • Author Facebook: MartinMichaudAuteur
  • Author Instagram: MartinMichaudAuteur

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With its memorable characters, rich atmosphere, and shrewd plot, Without Blood is a welcome addition to Montreal noir. - Kathy Reichs, author of the Temperance Brennan Bones series

With a strong Montreal setting and a twisty, dual-strand plot that keeps you guessing, Martin Michaud's Without Blood is the real thing. Join me in offering a warm welcome to Victor Lessard as he joins the ranks of fictional detectives. - Peter Robinson, author of the Inspector Banks series

Atmospheric and compelling, Without Blood is a spine-chilling read with an intensely memorable cast. - Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of A Deadly Divide

The story is told in quick snippets (the classic thousand-piece puzzle) and keeps us turning pages well into the night. - Journal de Montreal

A success from the first page to the last!... Three plot lines and numerous destinies are woven together in this captivating and remarkable thriller. - Le Journal de Sherbrooke

A gripping plot … well-written and captivating. - Radio-Canada Téléjournal

The atmospheric series is to Montreal what the late Swedish writer Henning Mankell’s crime novels are to Stockholm. - Zoomer

Michaud keeps the reader guessing as to what's real and what's dream. Those who like their mysteries with a surreal touch will be rewarded. - Publishers Weekly

Without Blood is a genre-busting novel that lies somewhere between a traditional police procedural and a paranormal flight of fancy ... will appeal to readers in search of a challenging puzzle and a gripping, atmospheric thriller. - The Ottawa Review of Books

Of all the thriller novels I've read over the past few years, I can recommend no other as highly as this one. - Miramichi Reader

Drawing on his Montreal background, Michaud has woven an intricate tale that slides back and forth in time, and is told from multiple viewpoints. It will appeal to readers in search of a challenging puzzle and a gripping thriller. - Reviewing the Evidence

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