Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Ten top Vancouver crime novels

Sam Wiebe's novel Last of the Independents won the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize and an Arthur Ellis Award, and was nominated for a Shamus award. His second novel, Invisible Dead, was published by Random House Canada and Quercus USA. His short stories have appeared in Thuglit, Spinetingler, and subTerrain, and he was the 2016 Vancouver Public Library Writer in Residence. He lives in Vancouver.

At at The Strand Magazine he tagged ten "books that reflect some essential aspects of both Vancouver and crime fiction," including:
Eyes Like Mine [US title: The Lost Ones] by Sheena Kamal is a thriller that follows Nora Watts, a down-on-her-luck legal assistant who gave up her daughter for adoption years ago. When the adoptive parents tell her that her daughter has disappeared, Nora can’t help but involve herself in the case. Kamal’s strong-willed, funny, ass-kicking protagonist is the book’s greatest asset. Fans of thrillers will devour this, but there are also some great subtle character moments.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Lost Ones.

--Marshal Zeringue