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October 2021 Canadian Fiction

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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Sep 28, 2021 On Sale Date: Oct 19, 2021 Carton Quantity: 32 $19.95 CAD
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What’s the Matter with Mary Jane?
An Epitome Apartments Mystery
By (author): Candas Jane Dorsey


ECW Press - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Oct 19, 2021
$19.95 CAD


8.25in x 5.25 x 0.59 in | 0.66 lb

Page Count:

256 pages
ECW Press
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Crime and mystery: women sleuths|Fiction: general and literary|Crime and mystery: private investigator / amateur detectives|Humorous fiction|Relating to bisexuals or pansexuals
  • Short Description
When her beautiful and enigmatic childhood friend Pris breezes back into her life after several decades with stories of a violent assault, our wily amateur sleuth protagonist can’t help but become involved. She is thrust into the world of the uber-rich, determined to find the man who has been stalking her now-famous friend.

A wise-cracking, grammar-obsessed, pansexual amateur sleuth is thrust into the world of the uber-rich when her enigmatic, now-famous childhood friend breezes back into her life begging for help with a dangerous stalker

Our nameless postmodern amateur sleuth is still recovering from her first dangerous foray into detective work when her old friend Priscilla Jane Gill breezes back into her life and begs for help. Pris, now a famous travel writer, fears she’s being stalked again after a nearly fatal attack by a deranged fan a year earlier. In Pris’s dizzying world of wealth and privilege, nameless meets dreamy but sinister tech billionaire Nathan and his equally unnerving sidekick Chiles. Pris’s stalker is murdered outside her book launch, and the shadow of obsession continues to stalk Pris. With no one she can totally trust, nameless knows she’s not going to like the answer — but she delves into her old friend’s past, seeking the mastermind behind Pris’s troubles before it’s too late. Bunnywit does his level best to warn them, but no one else speaks Cat, so background peril transforms into foreground betrayal and murder.

In the second installation of the Epitome Apartments Mystery Series, our heroine walks a dangerous path in a world where money is no object and the stakes are higher, and more personal, than ever.

Sales and Market Bullets

  • While featuring some of the same characters as The Adventures of Isabel, What’s the Matter with Mary Jane? can be read as a standalone novel.

  • For fans of Sue Grafton’s private investigator, Kinsey Millhone.

  • This mystery examines what wealth allows you to do, and how people with wealth can get away with the most horrific atrocities.

  • Publishing Diverse Voices: most of the main characters in the novel are queer.

  • Book one in the series, The Adventures of Isabel, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly: “Fans of unconventional mysteries will be richly rewarded.”

  • Book one in the series, The Adventures of Isabel, sold to Pushkin Press for English language rights outside North America, and Suhrkamp Verlag AG for German language rights


  • Fans of The Adventures of Isabel and the series

  • 40+ year-old mystery readers

Candas Jane Dorsey is the award-winning author of Black Wine, A Paradigm of Earth, Machine Sex and Other Stories, Vanilla and Other Stories, Ice and Other Stories, and The Adventures of Isabel (first in the Epitome Apartments Mystery Series). She is a writer, editor, former publisher, community advocate, and activist living in Edmonton, Alberta.

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