OCinneide PetrasGhost

C.S. O'Cinneide, Petra's Ghost, Dundurn Press

A man and woman are stalked on the Camino de Santiago by death and the guilty secrets they can’t leave behind.

Delany SilentNightDeadlyNight

Vicki Delany, Silent Night Deadly Night, Penguin Random House

Residents of Rudolph keep the spirit of Christmas alive year-round—but their joy is threatened when a group of grinches visit.

Kent NotesonaMissingG String

Winona Kent, Notes on a Missing G-String, Blue Devil Books

The first novel in a new mystery series featuring Jason Davey, amateur sleuth and professional jazz musician.

PenzSheluk FoolsJourney

Judy Penz Sheluk, A Fool's Journey: A Marketville Mystery #3, Superior Shores Press

Digging through buried secrets and decades-old deceptions where only one thing is certain: there is no such thing as closure.

Fradkin BloodTies

Barbara Fradkin, Blood Ties, Orca Book Publishers

A stranger at the farmhouse door, an old newspaper clipping, and a quest to unearth the family secret that connects the two.

Paulson BrokenThrough

Paulson, J.C., Broken Through, Joanne Paulson

Will Sgt. Adam Davis find a serial killer before his lover's friend becomes the next victim?

McKinnon HerSecretSon

Hannah Mary McKinnon, Her Secret Son, MIRA

Would you still want the truth if it could cost you everything?

Potter BayofBlood


A.M. Potter, Bay of Blood, Black Opal Books

Bay of Blood is a vivid page-turner of a procedural - and one that promises more from its writer, A.M. Potter.

Bate Frost

Karen Bate, Frost, Karen Bate

Emma has faced winter cold, spring floods, and summer heat. Now, the fall frost chills her life, and takes on deeper meaning.

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Batten, Jack

batten-jackJack Batten

Jack Batten is a journalist and author who has written thirty-nine books.

Most of the books are nonfiction—biographies, history, sports, several about lawyers, judges and court cases. But Jack has also written one young adult novel and four crime novels with a fifth published in the spring of 2013.

All the crime novels feature a Toronto criminal lawyer named Crang who operates more like a private eye. If Crang pulled stunts in real life the way he does in the novels, he would be headed for instant disbarment. Of course Crang’s stunts are all in the cause of nailing the bad guys.

In his freelance life, Jack has written for magazines ranging from Reader’s Digest to Rolling Stone. He reviewed movies for the CBC radio show Metro Morning for 25 years, covered jazz for the Globe and Mail in the 1970s, and has been writing the Toronto Star’s Whodunit column since 1998.

Among other awards, Jack has won two National Magazine Awards and the 2002 $10,000 Norma Fleck Award for nonfiction. In 1990, the second Crang novel, Straight No Chaser, made the short list for the Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Award.


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