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Marcelle Dubé, The Forsaken Man, Falcon Ridge Publishing

It’s been a hard winter and Chief of Police Kate Williams longs for a quiet Spring. What does she get instead? The theft of valuable bull semen from the local vet and increasingly dangerous vandalism at a construction site.

Kerr Framed

Wayne Kerr, Framed, Imajin Books

After surviving ten years in prison for a murder she didn't commit, former homicide detective Reggie Swann, wants to return to her old life.

Danna Lament

Jen J. Danna, Lament The Common Bones, Jen Danna

Forensic anthropologist Matt Lowell doesn’t go looking for death. But when one of Matt’s students suspects the skeleton hanging in a research lab is actually from a murder victim...

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Costume designer Charlotte Fairfax has another murder on her hands as she prepares for the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company's production of Much Ado About Nothing.

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In Moscow, the truth can be a dangerous commodity.

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Alison Bruce, Ghost Writer, Imajin Books

Jen has to deal with two kinds of spooks: spies and ghosts. But which one is trying to kill her?

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Who knew that the elderly knitters at a Christmas craft fair would take their rivalry so far that someone could die?

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From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes a new, standalone blockbuster thriller that spins off from the events of the explosive Promise Falls trilogy.

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Detective Madison Knight investigates the murder of the man who killed her grandfather, and she fears the Russian Mafia is behind it.

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Detective Angie Pallorino's past made her a cop. Now her past could kill her. Book 2 in the Angie Pallorino Series, a gritty, northern noir procedural set on Vancouver Island.

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Michael Kent, Folded Dreams, Mezzo Publications Inc.

It’s bad publicity for the city when the businesswoman of the year is murdered execution style. Officials want the case solved fast.

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Louise Penny

Louise Penny is an award-winning member of Crime Writers of Canada. She has won the Agatha Award for best mystery novel of the year three consecutive years (2007–2009). Read about her incredible award winning Inspector Gamache series on her own fabulous website!

Louise was born in Toronto where she earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Radio and Television) in 1979. Before she turned to writing in 2004, she was a journalist and radio host for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in various cities across Canada for 25 years. She currently lives in a village south of Montreal with her husband Michael.

Her oeuvre is a series of mystery novels featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, head of the homicide department of the Sûreté du Québec . The novels, although set in the province of Quebec, feature many hallmarks of the British whodunit genre, including murders by unconventional means, bucolic villages, large casts of suspects, red herrings, and a dramatic disclosure of the murderer in the last few pages of the book.

Since turning to writing, Louise has enjoyed remarkable success, garnering major crime novel award nominations for each of her first five novels, and subsequently winning several of those awards.

 

Selected Bibliography:
  • Still Life, 2005. Winner of the "New Blood" Dagger award in the United Kingdom, the Arthur Ellis Award in Canada for best first crime novel, the Dilys Award, the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel in the United States.
  • A Fatal Grace, 2007. Winner of the Agatha Award for best novel of 2007.
  • The Cruelest Month, 2008. Winner of the Agatha Award for best novel of 2008. Nominated for the Anthony, the McAvity and the Barry awards for best novel of 2008.
  • The Murder Stone (titled A Rule Against Murder in U.S.), 2009. A New York Times bestseller, and nominated for an Arthur Ellis award in the category of best novel.
  • The Brutal Telling, 2009. Winner of the Agatha Award for best novel of 2009.
  • Bury your Dead, September 2010. Winner of the Agatha Award for best novel of 2010.

 

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