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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

Another Spy for Paris

By Robert J. Young

While Canadian history professor Andrew Stanhope is doing research in Paris on the German invasion of France, he stumbles upon an odd and long-lost exchange between Colonel Marius Michel, principal deputy in France's counter-intelligence agency, the Deuxieme Bureau, and the ... Read more

Bootlegger's Confession, The

By Allan Levine

SPAN lang=EN>P dir=ltr align=justify>It's 1922 and business is booming for Saul and Lou Sugarman-- ­thanks to prohibition. But business gets personal when the Sugarmans' brother-in-law ends up dead. Looking for answers, private detective Sam Klein is called in to investigate. ... Read more

Death in the Age of Steam

By Mel Bradshaw

Winner of the 2004 ForeWord Book of the Year Award
Toronto in 1856 is industrializing with little time for scruple or sentiment. When Reform politician William Sheridan dies suddenly and his daughter Theresa vanishes, only one man persists in asking questions. A former suitor ... Read more

Frankenstein Murders

By Kathlyn Bradshaw

It is the early 19th century. A young English detective named Edward Freame is assigned a case that could make or break his career. He is to track down a serial strangler, a task made daunting by the fact that the murders are three years old, and the one person connected to ... Read more

Gold Digger

By Vicki Delany

Book One of the Klondike Mystery Series by Vicki Delany!

It’s the spring of 1898, and Dawson, Yukon Territory, is the most exciting town in North America. The great Klondike Gold Rush is in full swing and Fiona MacGillivray has crawled over the Chilkoot Pass determined to make ... Read more

Haweaters, The

By Vanessa Farnsworth

The Haweaters brings to life the violent, real-life double-murder of Charles and William Bryan by two members of the Amer family on Manitoulin Island in 1877. Well known in its day, but unknown to us now, this murder pitted a wealthy landowner against his impoverished neighbour. ... Read more

Heat Wave

By Maureen Jennings

It's July 1936 and Toronto is under a record-breaking heat wave. Charlotte Frayne is the junior associate in a two-person private investigation firm, owned by T. Gilmore. Two events set the book’s plot in motion: an anti-Semitic hate letter is delivered to Gilmore, who up ... Read more

Lament for Bonnie

By Anne Emery

 

“This story is irresistible. ” — Publishers Weekly

The ninth book in Emery’s Collins-Burke Mystery series follows the famed Clan Donnie in light of their youngest member, twelve-year-old Bonnie MacDonald’s, strange disappearance.

Twelve-year-old Bonnie MacDonald — ... Read more

Local Customs

By Audrey Thomas

Nominated for the 2016 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award
Nominated for the 2014 Victoria Book Prize

An Englishwoman’s mysterious death in 19th-century West Africa haunts those left behind.

Letitia Landon, "Letty" to her friends, is an intelligent, witty, successful writer, ... Read more