Abbott HammettHexVictoria Abbott, The Hammett Hex, Berkley Publishing

When, San Francisco turns deadly for book researcher, Jordan Bingham, should she blame Hammett’s noir legacy and trust no one?


Ace RubyLips


Cathy Ace, The Corpse with the Ruby Lips, TouchWood Editions

A stint as a lecturer in Budapest, without Bud, has Cait Morgan investigating a cold case that might have links to the Cold War.

Bell StalkingtheDead


E.C. Bell, Stalking the Dead, Tyche Books

Murder can really put a kink in a Jenner family reunion.

Howerton Furr


Axel Howerton, Furr, Tyche Books

A modern gothic fairy tale marrying Noir and Urban Fantasy in the Canadian Rockies.

Blechta Rundown


Rick Blechta, Rundown, Raven Books

Toronto might have a crazy on the loose, someone who’s using cars to kill innocent people. It’s up to Pratt and Ellis to figure it out.

Robinson WhentheMusic


Peter Robinson, When the Music’s Over, McClelland & Stewart

When the body of a young girl is found in a remote countryside lane, evidence suggests she was drugged, abused, and thrown from a moving van -- before being beaten to death.

Callway GlowGrass


M. H. Callway, Glow Grass and Other Tales, Carrick Publishing

Comedy, suspense and noir: seven gripping stories and two novellas by Arthur Ellis and Derringer finalist, M. H. Callway.

Innes ExtraCadaver


Roy Innes, The Extra Cadaver Murder, NeWest Press

Med students, cadavers and murdered surgeon. RCMP Inspector Coswell is up to his ears again, this time with an unwelcome female corporal at his side.

Schuh OperationMaxTracker


Eileen Schuh, Operation MaxTracker, Kastle Harbour Publishing

She’s intelligent, powerful and out to save the world from cybercriminals. However, she doesn’t have the skills to keep her children safe.

Whishaw AKillerInKingsCove


Iona Whishaw, A Killer in King's Cove, TouchWood Editions

 A smart and enchanting postwar mystery that will appeal to fans of the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear.

Smallman BeachKill


Phyllis Smallman, Beach Kill

The second book in the Singer Brown mystery series.

Dube Shelter


Marcelle Dubé, Shelter, Falcon Ridge Publishing

Shelter is a taut, gothic-tinged suspense novel featuring a young woman running from an abusive husband and who must now confront the mystery surrounding her new home.

Bidulka SetFreeAnthony Bidulka, Set Free, Bon Vivant Books

"I would have packed less if I knew I was going to die." Author Jaspar Wills discovers that some kinds of freedom come at too high a cost.


deNikolets NearlyGirlLisa de Nikolits, The Nearly Girl, Inanna Publications

Amelia Fisher suffers from a rare psychosis. She nearly gets things right but when it comes to accepted behaviours, she fails, with murderous consequences.


Fradkin FireintheStarsBarbara Fradkin, Fire in the Stars, Dundurn Press

A traumatized foreign aid worker battles danger from nature and man as she searches for a fellow trauma survivor in the Newfoundland wilds.


Martin LongWaysfromHomeMike Martin, A Long Ways from Home, Friesen Press

Canada's best-loved Mountie is back on the case. Outlaw bikers out of control and a small town in turmoil. Cool, Canadian crime.


Wild StrangeThingsElle Wild, Strange Things Done, Dundurn Press/Thomas Allen Publishers

As roads snow over in Dawson City, journalist Jo Silver investigates the suicide of a local politician and discovers that nothing in the sleepy town is what it seems.


Arnold LineofDutyCarolyn Arnold, In the Line of Duty, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing

A hero has fallen, and hard-edged detective Madison Knight will stop at nothing short of finding justice—even if it means risking her own life.


Robson MurderUncoopMerrilee Robson, Murder is Uncooperative, North Star Press

Finding an apartment can be murder. At first Rebecca thinks her new housing co-op is perfect. But then she finds a body.


Hendley BigConNate Hendley, The Big Con, ABC-CLIO

A look at infamous US swindles and hoaxes, from the Victorian-era to today.



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