Crime on Cote des Neiges, The

By (author): David Montrose

Véhicule Press launches its Ricochet Series of vintage mysteries with The Crime on Cotes des Neiges–a hardboiled detective novel set in Montreal originally published in 1951. At the centre of this novel, and two others by David Montrose, is the hard-drinking, hard-working private dick, Russell Teed.

First Edition 1951 back cover:

There were two blondes and a brunette. One of them had killed John Sark. Detective Sergeant Framboise thought it was Inez Sark. Inez had left her parents’ thirty-five room shack in Westmount to marry John Sark, the biggest bootlegger Montreal had ever known. That, said Framboise, was in itself motive enough. But Russell Teed knew that there was an earlier Mrs. Sark who had an even better motive. East Side, west side, all over town Russ chased clues, trying to keep the gorgeous Inez out of jail. If he had to shoot up a couple of characters and bust up a drug ring in his search to lay bare Sark’s lovelife, well, that was all part of the service of Russell Teed Investigations.

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David Montrose

David Montrose was the pen name of Charles Ross Graham (1920-1968). Born in New Brunswick, he was raised in Nova Scotia, where he attended Dalhousie University. Further studies at McGill and Harvard were interrupted by service in the Canadian Army. Most of Graham’s adult life was spent in Montreal, where he eked out a living writing and teaching.

John McFetridge was born and raised in Montreal. He is the author of six novels. His Constable Eddie Dougherty series, Black Rock (2014) and A Little More Free (2015), has been described by Publishers Weekly as “a fine character study, and a vivid snapshot of 1970s Montreal.” He currently lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.

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Véhicule Press launches its Ricochet Series of vintage mysteries with The Crime on Cotes des Neiges–a hardboiled detective novel set in Montreal originally published in 1951. At the centre of this novel, and two others by David Montrose, is the hard-drinking, hard-working private dick, Russell Teed.

First Edition 1951 back cover:

There were two blondes and a brunette. One of them had killed John Sark. Detective Sergeant Framboise thought it was Inez Sark. Inez had left her parents’ thirty-five room shack in Westmount to marry John Sark, the biggest bootlegger Montreal had ever known. That, said Framboise, was in itself motive enough. But Russell Teed knew that there was an earlier Mrs. Sark who had an even better motive. East Side, west side, all over town Russ chased clues, trying to keep the gorgeous Inez out of jail. If he had to shoot up a couple of characters and bust up a drug ring in his search to lay bare Sark’s lovelife, well, that was all part of the service of Russell Teed Investigations.

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Dimensions:

160 Pages
7in * 4.5in * 1in
1lb

Published:

April 15, 2010

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Vehicule Press

ISBN:

9781550652840

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled

Featured In:

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Language:

eng

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