Books tagged: Hard-boiled

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Sugar-Puss on Dorchester Street

By Al Palmer

One of the earliest Canadian noir novels, Sugar-Puss on Dorchester Street tells the story of Gisele Lepine, beautiful farmer’s daughter who leaves her sleepy faming community for the neon lights of Montreal. In the fast-paced city, dreams quickly turn to nightmares as the young ... Read more


By John McFetridge

When TorontoÓ³ shadow city sprawls outwards with its vicious and encompassing criminal economy, all the local detectives can do is watch, grimace, and drink, sweeping up detritus left in the wake?dead hookers, corrupt cops, and people too slow or weak to keep up or too stupid ... Read more

The Body on Mount-Royal

By David Montrose

Finally, after 58 years The Body on Mount Royal is back in print, starring hard-drinking private dick, Russell Teed.

From the back cover of the 1953 edition:

Take a brutally beaten body, a lonely spot on Montreal’s famous mountain, and a bu

The Devil and the Detective

By John Goldbach

Robert James, a private detective more interested in chronicling his cases than solving them, gets a midnight call from a young woman whose older husband has been found with a knife in his chest. Murder, corruption, and betrayal ensue as he's drawn into the dark underworld of ... Read more

The Drop Zone

By Bob Kroll

A dark and suspenseful debut

Detective T.J. Peterson has a problem, and it’s not just how much he’s drinking or the daily, silent, tormenting video calls from his estranged daughter. A Catholic priest has been bludgeoned to death in church, apparently by a symbol of his faith, ... Read more

The Hell of It All

By Bob Kroll

“A stylish noir. ” — The Globe and Mail on The Drop Zone

Retired detective T. J. Peterson is working the table scraps that his former partner, Danny Little, sometimes throws his way. One of them has Peterson hearing from a snitch about a body buried 30 years ago, the same ... Read more

The Toronto Series Bundle

By John McFetridge


Includes the novels Dirty Sweet, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, and Swap

Road rage or a premeditated killing? Dirty Sweet is a fast-paced crime story that follows each character to a surprising end.

In Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, detective Gord Bergeron has problems. ... Read more

The Wilson Mystery Omnibus

By Mike Knowles


Full of gory conflict, these three whodunits offer nonstop action, savage violence, and an unforgettable cast of characters

The Wilson Mystery Omnibus brings together Mike Knowles’s first three critically acclaimed novels just as the fourth gritty Wilson mystery, Never Play ... Read more