Books tagged: Hard-boiled
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
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
Blondes Are My Trouble
By Douglas Sanderson
Introduction by John Norris
"It's been a long time now, nearly two years since we met at that party. "
"Yeah," Tessie said bitterly, "and nearly five years since I was a clever little girl who thought she'd found a way to make a hundred dollars. There was only going to be one time. I needed the dough. ... Read more
By Michael J. Clark
A reformed smuggler finds himself embroiled in a mind-bending criminal conspiracy in this page-turning debut
Pastor Tommy Bosco runs a Winnipeg skid row mission that caters to ex-criminals and ex-addicts trying to make a better life. Sometimes that better life means leaving ... 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
Crime on Cote des Neiges, The
By 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 ... Read more
Criminal to Remember, A
By Michael Van Rooy
Michael Van Rooy’s writing is fast-paced, highly entertaining, and exciting with a mix of quirky humour and dark, dry wit. Spine-tingling moments alternate with edge-of-your-seat action in Van Rooy’s Monty Haaviko crime thriller novels. This third instalment in the Monty ... Read more
Dark All Day
By Brenden Carlson
In an alternate 1933, a sleuth and his robot partner are caught in the middle of a legal battle that will decide the fate of the world’s machine population.
Carlson does a good job populating his gritty, split-level world with dodgy mobsters, deadly dames, and killer machines. ... Read more