Category Archives: Canada

Midnight Cab by James W. Nicol

Walker Deveraux is a nineteen-year old man, about to leave his mother, father and six sisters and their house in the small town of Big River, Thunder Bay for an independent life in the big city – Toronto. Walker hasn’t … Continue reading

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Fear the Worst, by Linwood Barclay

Fear the Worst What should I read on a rainy bank-holiday Monday? Linwood Barclay’s latest novel seemed like a good choice (I enjoyed No Time For Goodbye and Too Close to Home), and by the end of the day I agreed with myself, … Continue reading

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Wash this blood clean from my hand, by Fred Vargas

Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand The eccentric Commissaire Adamsberg and his team, with varying degrees of reluctance, are going to Canada to learn about DNA fingerprinting techniques from none other than the famed Mounties. Before leaving, however, Adamsberg … Continue reading

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Ice trap, by Kitty Sewell

Ice Trap The first chapter of ICE TRAP is a compelling account of a young boy's solo hunting trip in the snowy sub-Arctic wastes. By the chapter's end, he has been attacked by a polar bear and we don't know … Continue reading

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No time for goodbye, by Linwood Barclay

  No Time For Goodbye No Time for Goodbye is an American domestic thriller in the tradition and style of Harlan Coben, so start it when you have plenty of time in front of you. Twenty-five years ago, the parents … Continue reading

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Temple x3, Harvey, Cook, Woodrell, Flynn, Blunt and Penny

In the Evil Day Bad Debts An Iron Rose Winter's Bone The Fields of Grief The Chicago Way The Murmur of Stones Sharp Objects               Still Life     An Iron Rose, In the … Continue reading

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The Tenderness of Wolves

The Tenderness of Wolves The winner of this year's Costa (formerly Whitbread) prize for first novel, and winner of the overall prize, is a suspenseful, atmospheric novel set in Canada. It is 1867, and the small settlement of Caulfield is … Continue reading

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