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A Hard Winter Rain

A Joe Shoe Mystery

by (author) Michael Blair

Publisher
Dundurn
Initial publish date
Oct 2004
Category
General, Crime, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770701830
    Publish Date
    Oct 2004
    List Price
    $11.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554884797
    Publish Date
    Oct 2004
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550025330
    Publish Date
    Oct 2004
    List Price
    $11.99

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Description

Someone walked up to Joe "Shoe" Schumacher's best friend, Patrick O'Neill, in a Vancouver restaurant and shot him dead. It looks like a professional hit, but who wanted O'Neill dead? Was it, as police believe, a "settling of accounts"? Was it Victoria, O'Neill's beautiful but damaged wife? Or was it O'Neill's boss, industrialist William Hammond, with whom O'Neill had a falling-out and with whom Victoria had once had a short-lived affair? Former cop, chauffeur, and bodyguard Joe Shoe sets out to find Patrick's killer, and along the way he uncovers dark secrets going back years -secrets some people will kill to keep.

About the author

Michael Blair is a freelance technical writer/editor living in Montreal. Overexposed is his third mystery, a sequel to If Looks Could Kill, a finalist for the 1999 Chapters/Robertson Davies Prize and shortlisted for the 2001 Quebec Writers Federation First Book Prize. His second mystery, A Hard Winter Rain, was published by Dundurn in 2004.

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Editorial Reviews

"If you are a mystery fan, give (A Hard Winter Rain) a try. Michael is fast becoming a name among Canadian mystery writers."

The Glengarry News (Alexandria, ON)

"(A Hard Winter Rain)... possesses great energy and makes good use of the gloomy Vancouver winter to reinforce the sense of darkness and corruption... Blair also creates much-needed comic relief in scenes peripheral to the main action, and has a gift for wry description. A Hard Winter Rain (is) an exciting and atmospheric mystery."

Canadian Book Review Annual

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