Tag: suspense

Curtis Bausse: Perfume Island

Paradise Interrupted   Mayotte is where Magali and Charlotte have settled in a flat on loan from a friend. They are companions and lovers since Magali solved the murder of Charlottes son. One evening, driving home in the dark, Charlotte hits a woman who dashed onto the road. The Gendarmerie Nationale pronounce her dead. But Charlotte wasn’t driving that fast…

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…

J.D. Trafford: Little Boy Lost

    One becomes many   St Louis, Missouri is the city, Glass is the family. Politically astute, wealthy and powerful. But not every family member is on the same train. Justin Glass runs a one-man law office to help the poor. After the death of his wife he barely manages his day to day clients. It’s a struggle. Money…

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.…

William Shaw: The Birdwatcher

  Flight and landing     Sergeant Bill South is a neighbourhood copper. He takes stolen property reports, attends neighbourhood meetings and addresses the needs of the community. When the body of his next door neighbour Bob Reyner is discovered, South is stunned by the brutality of the act. They were birdwatching enthusiasts and quietly companionable, but South doesn’t much…

Melissa Yi: Human Remains – Book Launch Today!

  Moving forward Moving on?   When I last wrote about Melissa Yi’s wonderful character Dr. Hope Sze, she was in dire circumstances in Stockholm Syndrome. The aftermath of this has resulted in PTSD. Currently living in Ottawa, Sze is set for a rotation at a lab for stem cell research. Scoping out the lab the evening before her first work day, she finds a body in the snow. The…

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