The seedy massage parlors, gang-ridden housing projects, and expensive mafia-run clubs of Toronto provide the backdrop for this riveting crime story featuring Detective Gord Bergeron. Plagued by unanswered questions in his personal life and at work, Gord immerses himself in the investigation of a death that may be terrorist-related. Did the Arab-looking man who fell 25 floors to his death jump, or was he pushed? Sharon MacDonald may know the answer, but she is knee-deep in her own problems?namely, her house arrest, the impending arrival of her ... + Read More
Series: The Toronto SeriesDirty SweetA MysteryElectronic book text, EPUBJohn McFetridge9781554902620$9.95FICTION May 01, 2008
In the middle of the afternoon on a busy downtown Toronto street a man is shot in the head behind the wheel of his SUV. The killer drives away before the light changes. It could be road rage, or it could be a random act of violence. It could be, but it isn't. What it is, is opportunity. For everyone involved. In the tradition of Elmore Leonard and Christopher Brookmyre, Dirty Sweet is a fast-paced crime story following each character to a surprising end.
Series: The Toronto SeriesSwapA MysteryElectronic book text, EPUBJohn McFetridge9781554908684$13.95FICTION Sep 01, 2009
When TorontoÓ³ shadow city sprawls outwards with its vicious and encompassing criminal economy, all the local detectives can do is watch, grimace, and drink, sweeping up detritus left in the wake?dead hookers, corrupt cops, and people too slow or weak to keep up or too stupid to get out of the way. Detroit-born, projects-raised, former soldier Get feels right at home here, having returned from the business opportunities he sought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Selling guns to biker gangs andhidingin a veneer of respectability, he soon finds himself w... + Read More
Series: The Toronto SeriesTumblin' DiceA MysteryElectronic book text, EPUBJohn McFetridge9781770900943$18.95FICTION Jan 25, 2012
The High, a band with a few hit songs in the late 1970s, have reunited to play the nostalgia circuit at casinos. But for bassist Barry and lead singer Cliff, this tour promises to be unforgettable and even more worthwhile than ever. In this fourth installment of the Toronto Series, these two band members turn the tables on the gritty underworld of casinos, as they rob the loan sharks and drug dealers who work at every stop of the tour. After finding their old manager who had swindled millions from them years ago, Barry and Cliff decide to go fo... + Read More
Series: TaintedA Dr. Zol Szabo Medical MysteryElectronic book text, EPUBRoss Pennie9781554903436$9.95FICTION Apr 01, 2009
Whenincidents of food supply contaminationdominate the news media,two investigators?Zol Szabo, a public health doctor, and Hamish Wakefield, a young infectious diseases specialist?comeunder immense pressure to find the causeof a mysterious epidemicbefore more victims show up on the autopsy table. In a race against the clock, the two doctors mustnavigate the treacherous political minefields of the medical community and the mediawhilethe diseasespreads.The situationsoonspins wildly out of control and more lives are threatened after a government-a... + Read More
Series: A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical MysteryTamperedA Dr. Zol Szabo Medical MysteryElectronic book text, EPUBRoss Pennie9781554909599$18.95FICTION May 01, 2011
When a bout of food poisoning strikes a residence for lively seniors blessed with generous pensions and high-ranking political connections, Dr. Zol Szabo, public health doctor turned medical detective, assembles his investigative team. But the epidemic's source proves elusive; the death count rises and when the scourge threatens someone close to Zol, he calls in his friend and colleague Hamish Wakefield, a microbe connoisseur with a nose for exotic diagnoses. Though Hamish uncovers other dangers, he can't crack the puzzle, and neither can the h... + Read More
Series: Darwin's NightmareElectronic book text, EPUBMike Knowles9781554903344$17.95FICTION Oct 01, 2008
Wilson has spent his entire life under the radar. Few people know who he is and even less know how to find him. Only two people even know his real occupation, carrying out confidential?and illegal?jobs for a very bad man. But one day he crosses the line, saving his friends and earning the hatred of a vengeful mob boss. He survives only by delving even deeper into the underworld of Hamilton. His next job is deceptively simple?transporting a seemingly harmless bag whose contents are both secret and dangerously valuable. Soon Wilson discovers who ... + Read More
Series: GrinderA MysteryElectronic book text, EPUBMike Knowles9781554905461$13.95FICTION Oct 01, 2009
Two years ago Wilson left his old boss alive in exchange for a clean slate, keeping up his end of the bargain and staying off the grid. Then, thousands of miles from the city he once escaped, a man comes calling on Wilson with a gun in hand and a woman in his trunk. Wilson is pulled back into his old life as a ?grinderÔ to work under the radar to quietly find out who is responsible for a dangerous mobsterÓ³ missing nephews?and this time all bets are off.
Series: A Wilson MysteryIn Plain SightElectronic book text, EPUBMike Knowles9781554906772$13.95FICTION Jul 27, 2010
Wilson thought he had acquired freedom from being a gritty, gruesome criminal when a car accident puts him back in the crosshairs. This time, dirty cops use him as bait,telling him the only way to stay out of cuffs is to put someone worse in them. Knowing that justice isnÓ´ blind in the city, Wilson picks a fight with the Russian mob to lure both the corrupt cops and brutal robbers into a trap, scavenging once again for his freedom. Full of gory conflict, this latest in the Wilson Mystery Series offers nonstop action and savage violence.
Featuring the escapades of the enigmatic mafia gunman Wilson, this volume combines his first three adventures?DarwinÓ³ Nightmare, Grinder, and In Plain Sight?of the critically acclaimed Series. The first installment introduces the protagonist?a secretive figure who has spent his entire life under the radar. One day Wilson crosses the line, earning the hatred of a vengeful mob boss. Surviving only by delving even deeper into the underworld of Hamilton, Ontario, Wilson accepts the deceptively simple job of transporting a seemingly harmless bag. S... + Read More
Following the first three installments in the mafia enforcerÓ³ adventures, this whodunit finds Wilson taking up with his old partner, Ruby. The pair set out to take down an armored car carrying a huge payday, but thereÓ³ one problem?RubyÓ³ kid Rick is the one who scouted the job, and he wants in on the deal. Despite his misgivings about Rick, Wilson signs on with the condition that he runs the job. The heist is a success, but the antihero soon finds himself at the heart of a double cross, learning the hard way that honor among thieves is a myth... + Read More
Series: A Collins-Burke MysterySign of the CrossA MysteryElectronic book text, EPUBAnne Emery9781554902637$9.95FICTION May 01, 2008
Monty Collins is a sharp-tongued public defender who just wants to represent an upstanding character for a change. A priest with something to hide isn't quite what he had hoped for, but when the literate, arrogant, and tight-lipped Father Brennan Burke is implicated in the strange murder of a young woman, Monty doesn't just take the case?the case takes him. When Burke won't come clean, Monty is forced to play private detective, traveling into his client's past. Things look good for the case until another body is found, marked with the same tell... + Read More
Series: A Collins-Burke MysteryObitElectronic book text, EPUBAnne Emery9781554902804$9.95FICTION May 01, 2007
Long ago, Declan Burke fled Ireland in the dark of night, started a new life in New York City,and has never looked back?until one morning he picks up the newspaper and reads the obituary of one Cathal Murphy. He sees at once that the obituary is not abou
Series: A Collins-Burke MysteryBarrington Street BluesElectronic book text, EPUBAnne Emery9781554903160$10.95FICTION Apr 01, 2008
A rich man and a poor man are found dead of gunshot wounds outside a seedy bar on Barrington Street. The police declare it a murder-suicide, but bluesman/lawyer Monty Collinssuspects it's a double murder. Helped by his friend, Father Brennan Burke, and hindered by his femme fatale law partner, Felicia Morgan, Monty explores the dark side of Halifax society: hookers, drug addicts, boozers, gamblers and people desperate to cover up a Series of parties that got way out of hand. A threat of blackmail, and turmoil with his estranged wife Maura, have... + Read More
Series: A Collins-Burke MysteryCecilian VespersA MysteryElectronic book text, EPUBAnne Emery9781554903443$13.99FICTION May 01, 2009
Lawyer and bluesman Monty Collins is used to defending murderers, and occasionally investigating murders himself. But he can’t round up the usual suspects this time. The blood–drenched body of Reinhold Schellenberg, a world–renowned German theologian, has been found on the altar of an old church in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during Vespers on Saint Cecilia’s day. The man has nearly been decapitated. The controversial priest, once a top insider in the Vatican, was known to provoke strong feelings in Catholics of all ideological stripes. Now those fe... + Read More
Series: A Collins-Burke MysteryChildren in the MorningA MysteryElectronic book text, EPUBAnne Emery9781554906796$10.95FICTION May 01, 2010
When Beau Delaney, the Halifax hotshot whose exploits are the subject of a new Hollywood film, is charged with the murder of his wife Peggy, itÓ³ lawyer and bluesman Monty Collins who takes the case. But when BeauÓ³ family dynamics and the appearance of a mysterious childalert Monty that his client iskeeping secrets, others join in to help keep Beau from a life in prison. MontyÓ³ pal, Father Brennan Burke, has a hand in the investigation, as does MontyÓ³ estranged wife, Maura. Watching all this is Normie, Monty and MauraÓ³ daughter, who has the... + Read More
Series: A Collins-Burke MysteryDeath at Christy Burke'sA MysteryElectronic book text, EPUBAnne Emery9781770900912$16.95FICTION Oct 01, 2011
When spray-painted graffiti appears on the wall of Christy Burke's pub indicating that there's a killer on the premises, his grandson, Father Brennan Burke, is asked to investigate the vandalism. Though not at all keen on probing into the lives of the bar's clientele, he has little choice once a body is found on the property. Issuing orders from a cell in Mountjoy Prison, the pub's current owner wants the problem solved without the police anywhere near his building. Assisted by his pal Monty Collins and fellow priest Michael O'Flaherty, Brennan... + Read More
Winner of the 2010 Toronto Book Award The Carnivore is a historical novel of disaster and betrayal, set in the Toronto of both 1954 and 2004. In the aftermath of Hurricane Hazel, a young cop, Ray Townes, emerges as a hero. There are numerous accounts of his bravery, of the way he battled all night to save those who were trapped in houses swept away by the raging Humber River. His story is featured prominently in the newspapers, thrusting him into the spotlight as a local celebrity. His wife performs her own small miracles that night. Mary is a ... + Read More
Series: BackLit SeriesJoylandElectronic book text, EPUBEmily Schultz9781554902651$10.95FICTION Apr 01, 2006
Welcome to 1984 and the town of South Wakefield. Chris Lane is 14 and heÓ³ sure that he can see the future, or at least guess whatÓ³ inside of Christie BrinkleyÓ³ mind. But he can't foresee the closing of Joyland, the townÓ³ only video arcade. With the ar
Series: BackLit SeriesA Week of Thisa Novel in Seven DaysElectronic book text, EPUBNathan Whitlock9781554903177$10.95FICTION May 01, 2008
Brilliant, darkly comic, and startlinglyhonest, this novel follow the lives of an extended family over one increasingly desperate week.Manda is a 38-year-old,tough, sarcastic woman who has yet to make peace with the town she was brought to as a teenager after her parents' messy divorce in this novel full of barbed dialogue and hilarious, deadpan descriptions of family dynamics.
Series: BackLit SeriesEntitlementElectronic book text, EPUBJonathan Bennett9781554903405$10.95FICTION Sep 01, 2008
Delving into the concept of identity, this gripping novel tells the story of one manÓ³ complex entanglement with an elite and powerfully wealthy family. Written in forceful and poetic prose, this provocative tale takes an honest look at class and the familial bonds that can both protect and destroy.
Series: Trouble in the Camera ClubA Photographic Narrative of Toronto's Punk History 1976-1980Electronic book text, EPUBDon Pyle9781554909605$23.95MUSIC May 01, 2011
Brimming with nostalgia for one of the few major music movements of the last 30 years, this visual journey through punk history lays witness tothehigh-water markof a golden era in music. In 1977, before he entered on to the punk scene himself, Don Pyle bought a 35 mm camera and began photographing some of the earliest gigs of Toronto punk acts and other visiting punk artists. His trial-and-error education in photography resulted in this collection of images that document the early history of punk rock in Toronto and its influence on the local m... + Read More
Series: Have Not Been the SameThe CanRock Renaissance 1985-1995Second Edition, Second editionElectronic book text, EPUBMichael Barclay9781554909681$23.95MUSIC Jun 01, 2011
Capturing the spirit of Canadian rock from the late 20th century, this history tells the stories of the musicians and bands that made an indelible mark on Canadian culture and the global stage. Regarded by critics and musicians as the definitive history of the era, this massive tome has been updated to include brand-new interviews and up-to-the-present histories of the bands from Canada's homegrown music industry, including Blue Rodeo, the Tragically Hip, Sarah McLachlan, Sloan, Barenaked Ladies, Daniel Lanois, and many others. Rich, extensive ... + Read More
Series: Treat Me Like DirtAn Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond 1977-1981Electronic book text, EPUBLiz Worth9781770900554$13.95MUSIC Oct 01, 2011
This gritty chronicle illustrates the emergence of punk rock in Toronto for the first time. The visionary bands that brought the original scene to life — and who still maintain loyal fans across North America — are documented in detail, from the Diodes, Viletones, and Teenage Head to the B-Girls, Forgotten Rebels, Johnny & the G-Rays, and more. Full of chaos, betrayal, failure, success, and pure rock 'n' roll energy, this layered history is assembled from interviews with those now recognized as innovators, pioneers, and outright legends in thei... + Read More
Series: Whispering PinesThe Northern Roots of American Music . . . from Hank Snow to The BandElectronic book text, EPUBJason Schneider9781554905522$13.95MUSIC Jul 01, 2009
Providing the first comprehensive history of CanadaÓ³ songwriting legacy, this guide traces a distinctly Canadian musical identity from the 1930s to the end of the 1970s. The discussion shows how Canadian musicians have always struggled to create work that reflects their own environment while simultaneously connecting with mass Audiences in other countries, particularly the United States. While nearly all songwriters who successfully crossed this divide did so by immersing themselves in the American and British forms of blues, folk, country, an... + Read More
Series: Stories About StorytellersPublishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau, and OthersElectronic book text, EPUBDouglas Gibson9781770900493$22.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 01, 2011
Spotlighting an extraordinary career, this autobiography reviews the author's accomplishments working — and playing — alongside some of Canada's greatest writers. These humorous chronicles relate the projects he brainstormed for writer Barry Broadfoot, how he convinced eventual Nobel Prize contender Alice Munro to keep writing short stories, his early morning phone call from a former Prime Minister, and his recollection of yanking a manuscript right out of Alistair MacLeod's own reluctant hands — which ultimately garnered MacLeod one of the wor... + Read More
Series: Where There's Smoke...Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man, a MemoirElectronic book text, EPUBWilliam B. Davis9781770900462$13.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 01, 2011
Chronicling his own life and times, William B. Davis, the actor who played the notorious villain Cancerman on The X-Files, discusses his loves, losses, hopes, fears, and accomplishments in this unique and engaging autobiography. An all-access look into the life of a versatile actor, this life story includes anecdotes, recollections, and gossip from roles with such greats as Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Martin Sheen, Brian Dennehy, and Donald Sutherland. From the University of Toronto and theatre school in Britain to Hollywood and appearances... + Read More
Series: Too Close to the FallsA MemoirElectronic book text, EPUBCatherine Gildiner9781554902330$12.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 01, 1999
Heartbreaking and wicked: a memoir of stunning beauty and remarkable grace. Improbable friendships and brushes with death. A schoolgirl affecting the course of aboriginal politics. Elvis and cocktails and Catholicism and the secrets buried deep beneath a place that may be another, undiscovered Love Canal ? Lewiston, New York. Too Close to the Falls is an exquisite, haunting return, through time and memory, to the heart of Catherine GildinerÓ³ childhood.And what a childhood it was ?
Series: TherafieldsThe Rise and Fall of Lea Hindley-Smith?s Psychoanalytic CommuneElectronic book text, EPUBGrant Goodbrand9781554906932$14.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Oct 01, 2010
A behind-the-scenes look at a 1970s phenomenon, this study?written by someone who was involved inand a key member of the movement?discusses Therafields and how 900 people came to live in a therapeutic community in Toronto. The stories of the participants, who not only lived together but also helped build a real estate empire, and the charismatic but not accredited founder Lea Hindley-Smith are explored with unparalleled access to their lives. Also examining how the downfall of the commune coincided with the 1980s property bust, this is a compre... + Read More
Series: Far and AwayA Prize Every TimeElectronic book text, EPUBNeil Peart9781770900219$13.95MUSIC May 01, 2011
Following in the tradition of Ghost Rider and Traveling Music, Rush drummer Neil Peart relates nearly four years of band tours, road trips, and personal discoveries in this introspective travelogue. From the ups and downs of a professional artist to the birth of a child, this revealing narrative recounts 22 adventures from rock's foremost drummer, biker enthusiast, husband and father. Both playful and insightful, Peart's love of drumming and the open road weaves throughout the stories as Neil explores horizons that are both physical and spiritu... + Read More
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