Books tagged: Suspense

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Boundary

By Andrée Michaud
Translated by Donald Winkler

Longlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize

In the deep woods of the Maine borderlands, the legend of huntsman Pete Landry is still told around cottage campfires to scare children, a tragic story of love, lust, and madness. During the early summer of 1967, inseparable teenage ... Read more

Cherry Bites

By Alison Preston

One summer afternoon in 1954 a jealous four-year-old girl named Cherry Ring bites her baby brother Pete on the cheek. She bites him so hard that little Pete needs a skin graft to repair the damage and will have a scar for the rest of his life. Cherry knows what's she's done ... Read more

Edge of Wild

By D.K. Stone

Transplanted from New York City to the tiny mountain town of Waterton, Alberta with the task of saving a floundering new hotel, Rich Evans is desperate to return to the city as soon as he can. The locals seem unusually hostile towards his efforts, or maybe even menacing, and ... Read more

Fearful Master

By Arthur Lawrence

America is at war in several Middle Eastern states, and anti-Muslim sentiment is everywhere. Jason Currie, a Canadian intelligence analyst, has been assigned to SECOR, Homeland Security's far more powerful replacement. Because of his Lebanese background, Jason is falsely detained ... Read more

Fearful Master

By Arthur Lawrence

America is at war in several Middle Eastern states, and anti-Muslim sentiment is everywhere. Jason Currie, a Canadian intelligence analyst, has been assigned to SECOR, Homeland Security's far more powerful replacement. Because of his Lebanese background, Jason is falsely detained ... Read more

Geranium Girls, The

By Alison Preston

Beryl Kyte, a letter carrier who lives in the Winnipeg neighbourhood of Norwood Flats, goes out for a hike one beautiful spring Sunday and literally trips over a body in the woods of the St. Vital Park. It's a dead woman with mushrooms sprouting in her mouth. In a panic, Beryl ... Read more

Girl in the Wall, The

By Alison Preston

After leaving the Winnipeg Police force, former Inspector Frank Foote has gone into home renovations. Tearing down a wall on a Norwood Flats job one day, he and his partner come across the skeleton of a small female who has been imprisoned there. They alert the police, who confiscate ... Read more

Last Bullet Is for You, The

By Martine Delvaux
Translated by David Homel

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept is the title of Canadian writer Elizabeth Smart's classic hymn to love, which novelist Angela Carter once described as being "like Madame Bovary blasted by lightning." Later, Carter wrote privately to a friend, saying that she would ... Read more