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The laptop thief

February 06th, 2018

Vancouver-born Andrew Battershill’s first novel, Pillow, was longlisted for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2016 Sunburst Award and shortlisted for the 2016 Kobo Emerging Writer Award. Pillow was also selected by the Walrus as one of the Best Books of 2016 and by CBC Books as one of the Best Debuts of the year. In his crime thriller, Marry, Bang, Kill (Goose Lane Editions $22.95), we meet Tommy Marlo, a guy who mugs people for their laptops. His life as a nice guy petty criminal gets complicated fast when he rips off the daughter of a psychotic, high-ranking member of a notorious motorcycle gang. The pilfered laptop contains proof of a few gruesome murders and the location of a huge stash of money. Battershill has been the 2017-2018 writer-in-residence at the Regina Public Library. 9781773100029

 

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