500 dead swallows are hard to swallow

The high school shooting in Florida is big news; but gun control is also an issue north of the 49th parallel. And not all shootings make the headlines or result in court cases. FULL STORY

AUTHORS & BOOKS

A is for Ardley

Growing up on the Canadian prairies, Pat Ardley never dreamed she would spend most of her adult life near the… FULL STORY

It Begins in Betrayal

In Iona Whishaw’s fourth mystery, It Begins in Betrayal (Touchwood $16.95), it’s been four years since Flight Lieutenant Darling and his… FULL STORY

The laptop thief

Vancouver-born Andrew Battershill’s first novel, Pillow, was longlisted for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2016 Sunburst Award and… FULL STORY

Hughes news

Matt  Hughes writes crime fiction.  His alter ego, Matthew Hughes, writes sf. Matt Hughes’ crime novel One More Kill, (PS… FULL STORY

Two temperamental titans

Writing in the Times Literary Supplement, Jan Morris has declared Barry Gough’s dual biography about the early 20th century relationship… FULL STORY

The truth is not out there

After releasing six albums, Vancouver indie singer and accordion whizz Geoff Berner has crafted a Searching for Sugarman-like novel about… FULL STORY

Shadows, Shells and Spain

Originally from Vancouver, John Meyer, writes fictional travel memoirs—unique adventure stories that combine fun facts of history with present-day drama… FULL STORY

Wolves of Winter

In Tyrell Johnson’s post-apocalyptic suspense novel, The Wolves of Winter (Simon & Schuster $24.95), set in the Yukon, we are… FULL STORY

Dark in them thar hills

Nelson-based R. M. (Rachel) Greenaway’s first novel Cold Girl (Dundurn 2016) won the Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished First… FULL STORY

Getting Tecknical

Whereas books pertaining to logging and fishing in British Columbia are common, literary attempts to profile events in the mining… FULL STORY

Submerged guilt

The son of German post-war immigrants who were children during World War II, Roger Frie, a non-Jew, was awarded the… FULL STORY

Brazilian whacks

In Grant Patterson’s first two books about a semi-reluctant, private eye in Brazil, we follow Will Bryant, formerly a Canadian… FULL STORY

Rory gets around

Although he can no longer pipe, hike or travel to exotic lands, and although he’s been reduced to shuffling about… FULL STORY

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