Gary Coffin gary coffin

Gary’s pre-writing career focused primarily on IT management, a pursuit that chose him many years ago. He now lives outside of Ottawa but his books take place in Montreal, the city he grew up knowing and loving. At this point in his writing career, he cannot claim any universally accepted plaudits or writing awards, those are yet to come.

Gary's books fall into the general classification of mysteries, but also include many of the elements found in crime thriller and suspense novels. The protagonists are private investigators Elliot Forsman and partner Rivka Goldstein, who are supported by a cast of secondary characters. The books share the same underlying theme. Elliot seeks justice at all costs, and Rivka, due to her background as a police officer, tends to play it by the book. Elliot, more Poirot than Hammer, works in the grey area that straddles legal and moral boundaries, and he often finds himself battling a legal/police system as corrupt as the criminals he chases.