Tag: Canadian Crime Fiction

A. J. Devlin: Cobra Clutch

Tight Squeeze   Her name is Ginger and she’s a sleek beauty. She’s being held for ransom and her owner, Johnny Mamba is frantic with worry. Owner? Ginger is a snake, a python to be exact, and the kidnappers want $10,000 for her return. Jen “Hammerhead” Ounstead, creator of the infamous Cobra Clutch move, used to be Mamba’s wrestling tag-team…

Michael J. Clark: Clean Sweep

  Escape A prostitute with a ledger she shouldn’t have. The man who wants it back, and the hunters he sets against her. One man, Pastor Tommy Bosco, who can help her disappear. Considering that one of the hitmen is his father and the woman was once responsible for putting him in prison, Bosco wonders if this rescue will be…

Ron Corbett: Ragged Lake

  Confluence   Like a fire gone to ground, Ragged Lake is slow and steady. For those who like their crime fiction dark, it’s well worth the immersion. Atmospheric, strained and striking, descriptions of the area bring you deep into Northern Divide country. Frank Yakabuski is the detective on the case of a family found murdered in a shack in…

Dietrich Kalteis: Zero Avenue + Insight from the author

     Vancouver Punk   It’s 1979 and the Vancouver scene is ripe. Flash guitar riffs, apocalyptic lyrics, crashing drums and fire onstage. Back when Mary Armstrong (aka Mary-Jo Kopechne) played bass for the Modernettes. Hooks and rhythms all relevant, all pervasive.   Frankie Del Rey is close to making it. All she needs is enough money to cut a demo record.…

J Kent Messum: Bait + Interview

  Swim for life   Six strangers, all addicts, all from Miami neighbourhoods best left unnamed. Stalked, drugged and kidnapped, they awake on a small, uninhabited island in the Florida Keys. They have one days food and water, and a note advising them to swim for their next fix. It’s waiting for them on another island a mile away.  …

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