Poulson DeadAir

 

David A. Poulsen, Dead Air, Dundurn Press

Ex-cop turned private detective Mike and crime journalist Adam Cullen are hired to protect a right-wing radio personality.

Mercer JasperWild

 

George Mercer, Jasper Wild

Jasper Wild is the third story in the Dyed In The Green series about the challenges facing our country’s special places, and the people working tirelessly to protect these national treasures.

Guidoccio TooManyWomen

 

Joanne Guidoccio, Too Many Women in the Room, The Wild Rose Press

Eight women have eight different motives for killing a lecherous photographer. One woman seizes the opportunity and succeeds.

Farrow PerishtheDay

 

John Farrow, Perish the Day, St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books

Coming up against campus secrets after a series of murders, retired Sergeant-Detective Émile Cinq-Mars must uncover the links between disparate groups quickly before the next victim is selected for an elaborate initiation into death.

Duncan MurderisforKeeps

 

Elizabeth J. Duncan, Murder Is for Keeps, St. Martin's Press

Number 8 in the award-winning Penny Brannigan series set in North Wales.

Arnold Remnants

 

Carolyn Arnold, Remnants, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.

The FBI team is sent to Savannah, Georgia, to hunt a serial killer and find themselves embroiled in a creepy psychological nightmare. Book 6

Brons MeasureForMurder

 

Janet Brons, Measured for Murder, TouchWood Editions

In the jarring third Forsyth and Hay mystery, ruthless murder and terrifying mayhem is inflicted on women who just might be Measured for Murder.

Delany BloodBelonging

 

Vicki Delany, Blood and Belonging, Orca Book Publishers

Sun, sand, vacation…a tiny country struggling to cope with a desperate human wave washing up on its shores. Third in Sgt Ray Robertson series.

Laing FamilyAffaire

 

Chris Laing, A Family Matter, Seraphim Editions

P.I. Max Dexter's mother is back in Hamilton after an absence of more than 20 years.  But why should he meet her after she'd abandoned him when he needed her most?

Sullivan LilsWay

 

Colleen Baxter Sullivan, Lil's Way, Waldorf Publishing

Mystery, drama, love, lust and suspense all take place in this novel and the outcome is one you won’t forget.

Whishaw DeathinDarkeningMist

 

Iona Whishaw, Death In The Darkening Mist, TouchWood Editions

Lane's midwinter visit to the local hot springs is horribly interrupted when she discovers a man shot to death. Unbeknownst to her, her past will put her very life into the hands of a desperate and deadly killer.

Yi HumanRemains

 

Melissa Yi, Human Remains, Windtree Press

A dead man in the snow leads Dr. Hope Sze from an Ottawa stem cell lab to a series of corpses, both at home and around the globe.

Dale HereBeDragons

 

Carolyn Dale, Here Be Dragons, Carrick Publishing

When a bloodstained knife is found in the Dragon Fountain it leads to the discovery of a professor who has been murdered in his home.

Warner Ferris DeathsFootprint

 

Donna Warner and Gloria Ferris, Death's Footprint

Death’s Footprint is the second novella in the Blair and Piermont crime thriller series, placed in Quebec City. Book one, Targeted, is Jordan and Darcy's Caribbean adventures. Both are fast-paced, stand-alone reads.

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Mystery... from hard-boiled to cozy

 

  • Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
  • The Only Shadow in the House
  • Sumach Press
  • ISBN 9781894549851
  • November, 2010
  • Trade paperback
  • $16.95.

 

The Only Shadow in the House is the second novel in the Travelling Detective Series.  Elizabeth Oliver, a travel writer, helps her boyfriend find out if his mother really did commit suicide thirty years ago. They also are confronted with a second death at the same time and wonder if the two are related.
Amateur Sleuth

Author's Region: Vancouver Island.

 

  • Barbara Fradkin
  • Beautiful Lie the Dead, an Inspector Green Mystery
  • Napoleon and Company
  • ISBN 978-1-926607-08-5
  • November 2010
  • Trade Paperback
  • $16.95


When the fiancée of a wealthy social activist disappears in the middle of a howling blizzard, everyone fears the worst. But a mysterious bus trip, a family secret and a dead stranger lead Ottawa Police Inspector Michael Green to Montreal to re-investigate an old death.  

Author's Region: Ottawa and Eastern Ontario

 

  • A.R. Grobbo
  • Most Valuable Victim: a Gloria Trevisi Mystery
  • Double Dragon Publishing, Toronto, ON
  • ISBN 978-1-55404-779-6
  • September, 2010
  • E-book, Trade Paperback
  • $17.95 USD TPB, $5.99 E-Book

There's a murdered woman in the washroom, a collapsed roof on the Plattsford Arena and crime along the woodland trails. Amidst all these sensational headlines, newspaper editor Gloria Trevisi is trying to go on maternity leave before she becomes a desperate killer's next victim. With a baby expected at any moment, the last place she wants to be is in the woods among noisy snowmobiles, bubbling maple sap and illegal hunting. But that's exactly where she's headed.
Cozy

Author's Region: Southwestern Ontario

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  • Don Gutteridge
  • Solemn Vows
  • Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN:  9781439163702
  • January 4 2011
  • Trade Paperback
  • $19.99


Toronto, 1836. A politician has been assassinated, and in his haste to catch the killer, Lieutenant Marc Edwards is responsible for an innocent’s death.
To track down the real killer, Edwards joins forces with Toronto police Constable Cobb. Between keeping track of Cobb and solving the murder, Edwards will be pushed to his limit once more.

Author's Region: Ontario

 

 

 

 

Suspense/Thriller... spies, lies, terror and terrorists

 

  • Pamela Callow
  • Indefensible
  • MIRA Books
  • ISBN 978-0-7783-2922-0
  • December 28, 2010
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • $9.99 CDN/ $7.99 US
Kate Lange Series, Book #2: A case of domestic homicide explodes when the accused killer is none other than the managing partner of one of Halifax's premiere law firms. Held in prison for the murder of his ex-wife, Randall Barrett's defense lies in the hands of the one person who understands only too well the taint of criminal scandal: Kate Lange.
Legal suspense

 

Author's Region: Nova Scotia

 

  • Grant McKenzie
  • No Cry for Help
  • Bantam UK
  • ISBN 978-0553819922
  • November 11, 2010
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • $11.36
During a cross-border shopping trip, a family vanishes. No reason. No ransom. No cry for help. Bus driver Wallace Carver fears the worst when his family fails to meet him at the mall. His anxiety is justifyably heightened when security cameras unexplainably show that he crossed the border alone. Now all Wallace wants to do is to get his family back. But first he has to work out why they were taken.

 

Author's Region: British Columbia

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  • Leanne Dyck
  • The Sweater Curse
  • Decadent Publishing (www.decadentpublishing.com)
  • ISBN TBA
  • November 12th
  • E-book
  • $2.99
The Sweater Curse explores the birth, life, death, and possible redemption of kick ass knitwear designer Gwen Bjarnson.
Paranormal psychological thriller

 

Author's Region: British Columbia

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  • Joan Hall Hovey
  • Chill Waters
  • BWLPP (Books We Love Publishing Partners)
  • ISBN 978-0-9867514-6-2
  • October 2010
  • E-Book
  • $4.99

Winner of the Bloody Dagger Award
From the moment of Rachael’s arrival at Jenny's Cove, a man watches. Soon Rachael becomes a target for a vicious predator whose own dark and twisted past forms a deadly bond between them.
And sets her on a collision course with a crazed killer.

...a superb tale of terror and suspense that puts her right up there with the likes of Sandford and Patterson..."Ingrid Taylor for Small Press Review
Suspense

Author's Region: New Brunswick, Canada

 

  • Joan Hall Hovey
  • Listen to the Shadows
  • BWLPP
  • ISBN 978-0-9867514-7-9
  • October 2010
  • E-Book
  • Price -$4.99


SOMEONE WAS STALKING HER. NOW HE'S FOUND HER...
..there was only the wind in the trees to greet her...and the cold and empty house. But the house was not quite empty. Something awaited her, upstairs in her bedroom. Something with cold, dead eyes...
 "... accomplished… fluid… suspenseful …Felix Griffin - Rave Reviews, NY
Suspense/Thriller

Author's Region: New Brunswick, Canada

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  • Joan Hall Hovey
  • Nowhere To Hide
  • BWLPP
  • ISBN 978-0-9867514-5-5
  • October 2010
  • E-Book
  • $4.99


SHE DARED TO CHALLENGE A MERCILESS KILLER
Phone calls flood the station, but all leads go nowhere. The police investigation seems doomed to failure. Then it happens: a note, written in red ink, slipped under the windshield wipers of her car, 'YOU'RE IT.' Ellen has stirred the monster in his lair … and the hunter has become the hunted!
"If you are looking for the suspense thriller of the year-look no further..."Jewel Dartt Midnight Scribe Reviews
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Suspense

Author's Region: New Brunswick, Canada

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  • Lou Allin
  • That Dog Won’t Hunt
  • Orca Book Publishers
  • ISBN 9781554693399
  • October 2010
  • Paperback
  • $9.95
A drifter takes a job at a hunting lodge in Northern Ontario, with the expectation of a big payday for the summer's work. But when the eccentric owner decides to renege on her promises, she ends up dead.
Rapid Reads (a quick read for adults)
Author’s Region: BC

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  • Lou Allin
  • She Felt No Pain
  • RendezVous Crime
  • ISBN  978-1926607078
  • October 2010
  • Trade paperback
  • $16.95
RCMP Corporal Holly Martin finds the corpse of a homeless man in the bush. Is there trouble in paradise?
Police Procedural
Author’s Region: BC

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  • Leslie Bendaly
  • Deadly Mementos: A Detective Keith Carson and Sara Porter Mystery.
  • iuniverse
  • ISBN 9781450233231
  • September 2
  • Trade paperback
  • $18.95
Sara Porter has little memory of the night the woman she hated was murdered. When she discovers her deceased aunt was involved in a murder in the 1940’s, she fears murder may run in her family. Toronto detective, Keith Carson, risks his career to prove Sara innocent and Sara risks her life to do the same for her aunt.
Author’s Region: St Maarten, Netherland Antilles and Toronto, ON.

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  • Gail Bowen
  • One Fine Day You’re Gonna Die
  • Orca Book Publishers
  • ISBN 9781554693375
  • October 2010
  • Paperback
  • $9.95
Events on Charlie D's radio show take a bizarre turn when one of his callers threatens to kill not only himself but also the young daughter of Charlie's on-air guest, who happens to be an expert on death and dying.
Rapid Reads (a quick read for adults)
Author’s Region: SK

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  • Ron Chudley
  • Act of Evil
  • TouchWood Editions
  • ISBN: 978-1-926741-06-2
  • September 2010
  • Hardcover
  • $24.95
Actor Hal Bannatyne, on Vancouver Island to shoot a big-budget film, reconnects with an old flame and her family. He soon finds himself mixed up in a conflict between the family and a land-developer. The intrigue escalates when a crooked land-development scheme leads to attempted murder. Bannatyne must stop a plot fuelled by greed in order to protect his friends and family from a true Act of Evil.
Author’s Region: Mill Bay, BC

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  • Hilary Davidson
  • The Damage Done
  • Tom Doherty Associates
  • ISBN 9780765326973
  • September 28, 2010
  • Hardcover
  • $28.99 (Canada); $24.99 (US)
Lily Moore, a successful travel writer, fled to Spain to get away from her troubled, drug-addicted younger sister, Claudia. But when Claudia is found dead in a bathtub on the anniversary of their mother's suicide, Lily must return to New York to deal with the aftermath. The situation shifts from tragic to baffling when the body at the morgue turns out to be a stranger's.
Sub-genre: Noir
Author’s Region:  New York, NY, USA

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  • Vicki Delany
  • Negative Image
  • Poisoned Pen Press
  • ISBN: 978-1590587881 (hardcover) 978-1590587904 (tradepaperback)
  • November 2, 2010
  • Hardcover/Trade Paperback/Large Print/Audio
  • $24.95 (hardcover) $14.95 (tradepaperback) $22.95 (Large Print)
When his wife’s former fiancé is found dead of a single shot to the back of the head, Trafalgar Police Sergeant John Winters is forced to make the most difficult decision of his life: loyalty to his job or to his wife. Meanwhile, tragedy strikes the heart of Constable Molly Smith’s family. Fourth in the critically acclaimed series.
Author’s Region: Prince Edward County, ON

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  • Vicki Delany
  • Winter of Secrets: A Constable Molly Smith Mystery
  • Poisoned Pen Press
  • ISBN: 978-1590587812
  • November 2, 2010
  • Trade Paperback
  • $14.95
Christmas Eve and the snowstorm of the decade has settled over the town of Trafalgar, B.C. Constable Molly Smith has a busy shift attending fender-benders, tumbling pedestrians, and Christmas tree fires. Then at the stroke of midnight a vehicle goes off the road into the frozen river. An accident, but the autopsy reveals a shocking secret.
Police Procedural
Author’s Region: Prince Edward County, ON

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  • William Deverell
  • Snow Job: An Arthur Beauchamp novel
  • McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN 978-0-7710-2723-9
  • October 5, 2010
  • $9.99
Arthur Beauchamp has followed his wife, the leader and first elected member of the Green Party, to Ottawa. When a delegation of government officials from Bhashyistan is blown sky high on Bronson Avenue and the shares of a Calgary-based oil company promptly drop like a stone, Arthur is only too happy to jump to the defence of the missing suspected assassin.
Wildly imaginative, utterly Canadian, and irresistibly funny.
Mystery & Detective
Author’s Region: BC

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  • Allan Donaldson
  • The Case Against Owen Williams
  • Nimbus Publishing
  • 978-155109-776-3
  • Paperback
  • $19.95
Allan Donaldson’s first novel, Maclean, was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Donaldson’s new novel is a literary mystery set in the fictional town of Wakefield, New Brunswick, against the backdrop of the Second World War. The Case Against Owen Williams explores the potential for wrongful conviction and the gaps in the justice system that allow it to flourish.
Author’s Region: Fredericton, New Brunswick

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  • Sandy Frances Duncan and George Szanto
  • Always Kiss the Corpse on Whidbey Island
  • TouchWood Editions
  • ISBN 978-1-926741-05-5
  • September 2010
  • Hardcover
  • $24.95
Whidbey Island Hospital nurse Sandro Vasiliadis supposedly died of a heroin overdose. At the funeral viewing, his mother shrieks, "That's not Sandro!"  Convinced that her son must still be alive, she hires Kyra and Noel of Islands Investigations International. As the investigators encounter hesitant friends and secretive family, the old adage comes clear: one can't solve the mystery of a death, without first understanding the life.
Author’s Region:  Gabriola Island, BC

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  • Don Gutteridge
  • Turncoat
  • July 2010
  • Touchstone
  • ISBN-10:1439163693
  • ISBN-13:9781439163696
  • Paperback
  • $19.99
1836, Ensign Marc Edwards, of His Majesty’s 24th Regiment of Foot, wants adventure. Unfortunately he’s posted to the backwater of Toronto. Marc learns that the locals are chafing under British Rule, and the countryside is a hotbed of Reformers, Yankees and smugglers. He finds another kind of action. Seduced by one farmer’s wife, and entranced by another, Edwards’ skills and loyalty to the Crown are put to the test.
Author’s Region: ON

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  • Donald Hauka
  • She Demons
  • Dundurn Press
  • 978-1-55488-736-7
  • Paperback
  • $11.99
How can an enterprising newspaper reporter sell his Babji dolls when there’s a beheaded street youth, a Rave Messiah battling a berserk “God Squad,” and a conniving new editor to deal with? Hakeem Jinnah is back and as politically incorrect as ever. The chain-smoking, headline-chasing hypochondriac is in a race to find a killer and help save his buddy  Sergeant Graham’s career.
Author’s Region: New Westminster, BC

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  • Roy Innes
  • Murder in the Chilcotin
  • NeWest Press
  • ISBN-10: 1897126697
  • ISBN-13: 978-189712669
  • October 9, 2010
  • Paperback
The third book in Roy Innes’ mystery series sends RCMP Inspector Coswell and the newly promoted Sergeant Blakemore to the district of West Caribou, BC. Here the murder of a neophyte Mountie, the son of a local rancher, threatens to ignite racial conflicts that have been simmering in the region ever since 1885, when five First Nations men were hanged for treason.
Author’s Region: BC

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  • Mike Knowles
  • In Plain Sight
  • ECW Press
  • ISBN: 1-55022-948-6
  • October 2010
  • Hardcover
  • $24.95 CAD
A random car accident destroys everything and puts Wilson into the crosshairs again, but this time the gun is in the hands of a cop. Justice isn’t blind in the city; it’s as bent as the tip of a bullet. Dirty cops are using Wilson as bait and the only way for him to stay out of cuffs is to help put someone worse in them. Wilson picks a fight with the Russian mob and lures both cops and robbers into his own trap. Everyone is crooked in the city, but not everyone is a survivor.
Hardboiled
Author’s Region: ON

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  • Robert Landori
  • Havana Harvest
  • Emerald Books, USA
  • ISBN: 978-1-934572-55-9
  • September 1, 2010
  • Trade Paperback
  • $15.95

Based in part on a true story, Havana Harvest follows the maneuvers of two adversarial intelligence services in their attempts to inflict maximum damage on each other as they move through a maze of high-tension suspense.

CIA operative Robert Lonsdale is tasked with determining why a captain in Fidel’s army seeks U.S. protection from a Colombian drug cartel and the Cuban secret police. Lonsdale is quickly drawn into a maelstrom of intrigue and murder from which there seems to be no escape—unless he can convince General Casas to help.

Author’s Region: Quebec

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  • Peter Robinson
  • Bad Boy: An Inspector Banks Mystery
  • McClelland & Stewart
  • 978-0-7710-7612-1
  • September 18, 2010
  • Hardcover
  • $29.99
Things go very wrong when the police swoop down on a home in Eastvale to seize a reported handgun. In the confusion, Patrick Doyle, a former neighbour of Banks, is shot and while his daughter is in police custody, her house-mate, Tracy Banks, lets Erin's boyfriend know that the police have been around. When Banks returns home from holiday, Tracy is missing. And that's not the worst of it.
Fiction - Mystery & Detective; Fiction; Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Author’s Region: UK

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  • Robin Spano 
  • Dead Politician Society
  • ECW Press
  • ISBN: 978-1550229837 (trade paperback) & 978-1550229424 (hardcover)
  • September 1, 2010    
  • Hardcover & trade paperback (simultaneous releases)
  • $14.95 (trade paper) & $24.95 (hardcover)

After the mayor falls down dead during a speech, a clandestine student society claims credit for his demise. Clare Vengel is given her first undercover assignment: to pose as a student and penetrate the society. Can she keep the world safe for politicians? Does anyone care?

Undercover detective
Author’s Region: Vancouver, BC

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  • Alison Bruce
  • “Legacy”, Canadian Voices Volume 2
  • Bookland Press, Toronto
  • ISBN 978-0-9784395-8-3
  • September 2010
  • Trade Paperback
  • $25.95
Forced to retire from police services after getting shot in the hip, Joe Garrett turned to private investigation. He had a younger partner to do the leg work for him. So, why was he tailing one of his clients on a cold wet afternoon?
Author’s Region: ON

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  • Donna Carrick
  • Gold And Fishes
  • Carrick Publishing
  • ISBN     9781419641855
  • August, 2010
  • Kindle Edition  (Also available in paperback and hardcover)
  • $7.99 US
In the midst of universal tragedy, what is the value of a single life?  Canadian aid worker Ayla Harris and her team struggle to bring hope to the ruins of post-tsunami Indonesia. But when she discovers her disreputable brother-in-law is missing she sets out to find him, only to realise her own life is in terrible danger.
Author’s Region: ON
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  • Donna Carrick
  • The Noon God ~ Kindle Edition
  • Carrick Publishing
  • ISBN     9781419641862
  • August, 2010
  • Kindle Edition
  • $6.99 USD
Living in the shadow of greatness can be a difficult thing. Just ask Desdemona. When her father, renowned author J. Caesar Fortune, is found murdered, there is no shortage of people who carried a grudge against him. In a household pummelled by addiction and narcissism, can Desdemona save her one surviving sister from the far-reaching influence of an immortal?
Author’s Region: ON

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