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A Dance of Cranes

By Steve Burrows

Two separate continents, one shared fate: Death knows no boundaries.

Newly estranged from his girlfriend, Lindy, Inspector Domenic Jejeune has returned to Canada to the news that his brother, Damian, has gone missing in Wood Buffalo National Park while conducting field research ... Read more

A Likely Story

By Eric Wright

As if Joe Barley doesn’t have enough on his mind. His job as a part-time instructor at Hambleton College is likely to be eliminated, and his partner, Carole, is expecting their first child. He’s also been assigned to find the identity of a mole in the English Department ... Read more

A Little More Free

By John McFetridge

Constable Eddie Dougherty returns in this gripping police procedural

Montreal, Labour Day weekend, 1972. The city is getting ready to host the first game in the legendary Summit Series between Canada and the USSR. Three men set fire to a nightclub and Constable Eddie Dougherty ... Read more

A Most Unpleasant Picture

By Judith Alguire

Confirmed bachelor and professional art authenticator Leonard Anderson, long the protégé of aged and wealthy Luella Pryce, is so in love with her early Cartwright paintings that he cannot wait to receive them—as he has been led to believe—in her will. He removes them for ... Read more

A Most Unpleasant Wedding

By Judith Alguire

Another summer, and The Pleasant Inn is filled to capacity. This season is especially exciting, as perennial guests Miss Miller and her long-time admirer Mr. Simpson have chosen to marry at the Inn. The guests and staff are clamouring to be involved, particularly Bonnie Lawrence, ... Read more

A Place in the Dark/ The Glamour of Evil

By Frank Lentricchia

This is a flip book with two novels: A Place In The Dark braids history, fiction and politics. It is set in Utica with substantial passages of painful, site-specific memories of the characters of both the Vietnam war and the American engagement in Iraq. These memories are carried ... Read more

A Thoroughly Wicked Woman

By Betty Keller

On a foggy evening in November 1905, 48-year-old Thomas Jackson returned to his home on Melville Street in Vancouver after nine months of prospecting north of the Skeena. Jackson was happy because he had made an important gold strike. Four days later he was dead from strychnine ... Read more

Advice for Taxidermists and Amateur Beekeepers

By Erin Vance

The sudden death of Margot Morris and her two young daughters in a house fire sends shock-waves through a small rural community. The Morris' are a close-knit family, long associated with the mysterious arts of taxidermy and bee-keeping. Margot's three surviving siblings, Teddy, ... Read more

All Pure Souls

By John Brooke

There's a deadly August heatwave and Inspector Aliette Nouvelle is looking forward to her upcoming vacation. She's been working hard, without much reward. Denied promotion to the coveted Commissaire's post -- which seemed practically guaranteed before the dubious Jacques Normand ... Read more