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ECW Press Spring 2022 Trade

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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: May 10, 2022 On Sale Date: May 31, 2022 Carton Quantity: 36 $24.95 CAD
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In for a Dime
A Novel
By (author): John Jantunen
John Jantunen


ECW Press - Toronto



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
May 31, 2022
$24.95 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 0.9 in | 1.08 lb

Page Count:

400 pages
ECW Press
FICTION / Literary
Fiction: general and literary|Dystopian and utopian fiction|Crime and mystery fiction|Narrative theme: Sense of place
  • Short Description
No turning back for Deacon Riis when he learns Dylan is behind an increasingly savage, and apparently random, series of new murders which threaten to bring the apocalyptic world envisioned in George Cleary's fictions that much closer to his own.

The post-apocalyptic love child of Stephen King and Cormac McCarthy

Ten years after the calamitous events set in motion by Dylan Cleary in his attempt to bring George Cleary’s last novel to life, Deacon Riis has settled back into the rather sedate life of a small-town reporter. That is, until he’s invited to a New Year’s Eve Party by Dylan’s sister Crystal, who’s now a successful writer/producer behind a wildly popular horror movie franchise and for her next big budget slasher flick she’s chosen to adapt one of her grandfather’s apocalyptic thrillers.

On the drive up to his sister’s retreat in northern Ontario, Deacon receives a text that reads, It has begun again. D. True to his word, Dylan is even then orchestrating an apparently random and increasingly savage series of attacks culled from his grandfather’s last fiction and Deacon’s only hope of avoiding a similar climax as the one that saw much of Mesaquakee reduced to ash will be to go all-in like Dylan, even if it means sacrificing everything he holds dear.

Sales and Market Bullets

  • Jantunen was shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Cipher, and No Quarter was nominated or the PWA Shamus Award.

  • The author attempts to approach racism in Canada’s history from a literary perspective, incorporating themes surrounding the fractious relationship between Canada’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations.

  • A Desolate Splendor is a bleak and luminescent elegy, a frontier novel masquerading as post-apocalyptic fiction and vice versa.” — Clifford Jackman, author of The Winter Family, on A Desolate Splendor


  • Horror readers and online horror fan community

  • Fans of the previous books in the author’s Tildon Chronicles

  • Fans of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road

  • Readers of Roberto Bolaño

John Jantunen has lived in almost every region of Canada and currently resides in Kingston, Ontario. His first novel, Cipher, was shortlisted for a 2014 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in the Mystery category and No Quarter was nominated for a 2019 Shamus Award.

“Jantunen writes with full frontal force and honesty … a horror film journey that is all too real, with a great Canadian twist.” — Robert Rotenberg, bestselling author of Downfall

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