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ECW Press Spring 2021 Trade

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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: May 11, 2021 On Sale Date: Jun 01, 2021 Carton Quantity: 1 $19.95 CAD
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Every City Is Every Other City
A Gordon Stewart Mystery
By (author): John McFetridge
John McFetridge


ECW Press - Toronto



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Jun 01, 2021
$19.95 CAD


7.75in x 5 x 0.89 in

Page Count:

360 pages
ECW Press
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Crime and mystery: private investigator / amateur detectives|Crime and mystery: hard-boiled crime, noir fiction
Private Eye Writers of America’s Shamus Awards 2022, Winner
  • Short Description
Gord Stewart works as a location scout for movies, but to pay his bills moonlights as a private investigator for a security firm run by a bunch of ex-cops. When a colleague asks him to investigate the disappearance of her uncle, Gord ends up in the middle of a morally corrupt game that may get him killed.

WINNER of the Private Eye Writers of America’s Shamus Awards

Behind the scenes, nothing is what it seems.

Gord Stewart, 40 years old, single, moved back into his sub­urban childhood home to care for his widowed father. But his father no longer needs care and Gord is stuck in limbo. He’s been working in the movie business as a location scout for years, and when there isn’t much filming, as a private eye for a security company run by ex-cops, OBC. When a fellow crew member asks him to find her missing uncle, Gord reluctantly takes the job. The police say the uncle walked into some dense woods in Northern Ontario and shot himself, but the man’s wife thinks he’s still alive.

With the help of his movie business and OBC connections, Gord finds a little evidence that the uncle may be alive. Now Gord has two problems: what to do when he finds a man who doesn’t want to be found, and admitting that he’s getting invested in this job. For the first time in his life, Gord Stewart is going to have to leave the sidelines and get into the game. Even if it might get him killed.

Sales and Market Bullets

  • “Working with a deceptively simple style that echoes Joseph Wambaugh, McFetridge has delivered an unpredictable mystery.” — Publishers Weekly on A Little More Free

  • John McFetridge has written for TV show The Bridge and for the Discovery ID series Real Detective.

  • A stand-alone novel featuring a private investigator that will appeal to readers of P.I. novels such as Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski series or Howard Engel’s Benny Cooperman novels.

  • “In just three novels McFetridge has demonstrated gifts that put him in Elmore Leonard territory as a writer.”— London Free Press


  • Readers of Sara Parestsky’s V.I. Warshawski series and Howard Engel’s Benny Cooperman novels

  • Fans of private eye novels

  • Fans of the Eddie Dougherty Series

Promotional Plans

  • Outreach and advanced reading copies to crime and mystery booksellers and bloggers

  • Advance copies to key influencer through ECW Insiders, NetGalley, Edelweiss

  • Feature in crime and librarian newsletters

  • Ebook backlist price promotions with teaser excerpts of this book

John McFetridge is the author of two critically acclaimed crime novel series: the Toronto Series and the Eddie Dougherty Series. He has written for the TV shows The Bridge and Real Detective. He lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.

“The lively exchanges between Gordon and Ethel lighten the mood while providing insights into some serious topics such as suicide and the #MeToo movement. Intelligent characters are a plus. Readers will look forward to seeing more of Gordon.” — Publishers Weekly

Every City Is Every Other City is smart, funny, sly, whimsical and original.” — Toronto Star

Every City Is Every Other City is a terrific P.I. novel in a completely original milieu that Elmore Leonard would have been proud to have written. Witty and clever, this is another great book from one of Canada’s most underrated mystery novelists.” — Adrian McKinty, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of The Chain

“Nobody writes more sympathetic or likeable protagonists than McFetridge does.” — Peter Rozovsky, Detectives Beyond Borders

“McFetridge provides an energy forward look at the mystery genres and wins. Call your bookstore and arrange a pick-up. You won’t regret it.” — The Bay Observer

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