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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 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

All Shook Up

By Mike Harrison

All Shook Up is a fast-paced, hard-edged, energetic page-turner featuring Eddie Dancer ? Canada’s newest and toughest private eye who might have learned his craft at school with Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole, or Lawrence Sanders’ Archy McNally. ... Read more

Aloha Candy Hearts

By Anthony Bidulka

From the calm Pacific to the storm-tossed prairie, a teasing puzzle turns into a frightening game of cat and mouse for gay PI Russell Quant. Russell can’t be sure whether a dead man’s surprising last gift will take him on a treasure hunt or a treacherous game of life or ... Read more

Amuse Bouche

By Anthony Bidulka

New Edition of Canadian favourite Russell Quant's first case. A gay wedding gone bad. A missing groom. An unsullied reputation at risk. Enter Russell Quant —cute, gay, and a rookie private detective. With a nose for good wine and bad lies, Quant is off to France on his first ... Read more