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Fiction Private Investigators

Serpents Rising

A Cullen and Cobb Mystery

by (author) David A. Poulsen

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2014
Category
Private Investigators, International Mystery & Crime, Hard-Boiled
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459721722
    Publish Date
    Oct 2014
    List Price
    $17.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459721746
    Publish Date
    Oct 2014
    List Price
    $6.99

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A private investigator and a journalist take on a ruthless gang in Calgary to rescue a runaway and find justice for themselves.
In 2005, journalist Adam Cullen’s wife, Donna, is killed by an arsonist. In desperation after police, fire department, and insurance investigators all give up trying to find the culprit, Cullen hires private detective Mike Cobb, but he, too, is stymied. Seven years later, Cobb re-enters Cullen’s life. A search for a crack-addicted teenage runaway is tangled up with Calgary’s most ruthless criminal organization — and a possible lead on Donna’s killer.
The parallel investigations take the two onto Calgary’s meanest streets, populated by a vicious biker gang, a silky-smooth pedophile, and an assortment of people who aren’t at all what they seem.
As they weave their way through long-buried secrets, Cullen and Cobb will come face-to-face with a cruelty they could never have expected … and a killer about to strike again.

About the author

David A. Poulsen has been a broadcaster, teacher, professional cowboy, football coach, stage and film actor and—most of all—writer. His writing career began in earnest when his story The Welcomin’ won the 1984 Alberta Culture Short Story Competition. Now the author of 27 books, many for middle readers and young adults, David spends 60 to 80 days a year in classrooms and libraries across Canada (and beyond) as a visiting author/presenter. The UBC Creative Writing alumnus and former Writer in Residence at the Saskatoon Public Library recently made his inaugural foray into the world of adult crime fiction with Serpents Rising, the best-selling first book in the Cullen and Cobb Mystery series. There are now four titles in the series and the fourth—None So Deadly—hit bookstores in the spring of 2019. The Man Called Teacher, coming in 2019, is his first adult western. David lives on a small ranch in Alberta’s foothills where he and his wife Barb raise and train running-bred quarter horses for barrel racing competitions.

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Editorial Reviews

Poulsen clearly enjoyed working within this setting [Calgary], picking many well-known locations for his plot to unravel in.

Calgary Book Blog Review

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