Books tagged: Crime & Mystery: Hard-boiled Crime
By J.P. Meyboom
A dark coming-of-age comedy set in a world of scoundrels and misfits at the end of their tether.
Paul Wint quits his dead-end gig composing greeting cards and falls in with Hornsmith, an ailing con on his last score. Hornsmith is running a scam on Dr. Courtney, a cosmetic surgeon, ... Read more
By Ron Corbett
Cape Diamond, the second book in the Frank Yakabuski Mystery series, is atmospheric and action-packed. Set near the Northern Divide — as was the first installment, Edgar Award nominee (Best Paperback Original), Ragged Lake — the book opens with Yakabuski called to investigate ... Read more
By A.J. Devlin
Winner of the Best First Crime Novel at the 2019 Arthur Ellis Awards!
Nominated for a Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel!
"Hammerhead" Jed Ounstead thought he'd traded the pro-wrestling world for the slightly less dangerous one of a bar bouncer and errand boy for his father's ... Read more
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 ... Read more
In the middle of the afternoon on a busy downtown Toronto street a man is shot in the head behind the wheel of his SUV. The killer drives away before the light changes. It could be road rage, or it could be a random act of violence.
It could be, but it isn’t. What it is, ... Read more
An ex-cop gambles with his life in Las Vegas in this “fast-moving” mystery (Booklist)
Jake Morgan, who left the Boston police force and wound up in Vegas thanks to his taste for games of chance, finds himself hitting it off with a beautiful high roller in her sumptuous ... Read more
Behind the scenes, nothing is what it seems.
Gord Stewart, 40 years old, single, moved back into his suburban childhood home to care for his widowed father. But his father no longer needs care and Gord is stuck in limbo. He’s been working in the movie business as a location ... Read more
The joke? Toronto thinks it’s the centre of some multicultural universe, always bragging about how people come from every part of the world to live there.
The punch line?
Some of them are coming to commit crimes.
So yeah, Sharon MacDonald’s got a problem.
And no, it’s ... Read more