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Great Quebec Thrillers

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City Of Ice

City Of Ice

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This debut thriller set in bone-chilling midwinter Montreal features one of the most compelling new heroes to emerge in crime fiction: Sergeant-Detective Emile Cinq-Mars.
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River City

River City

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On the night of the Rocket Richard Riot in 1955, the legendary Cartier Dagger is stolen from Montreal’s Sun Life Building. Many believe the dagger gives whoever possesses it mystical powers, and its journey through history is as spectacular as it is bloodstained. The same night, a police informer is found murdered in a nearby park with a dagger wound to his heart. But who murdered him, and why?

Thirteen years later, Pierre Elliott Trudeau is prime minister, and the separatist movement is gainin …

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Ice Lake

Ice Lake

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Lured to a frozen lake, Montreal detective émile Cinq-Mars comes face to face not with the unknown woman who asked to meet him there, but with a corpse floating under the ice. Something tells him that his nose is being rubbed in this murder -- and that this is about to get very personal. In this follow-up to the classic City of Ice, Cinq-Mars must determine the difference between would-be friends and deadly enemies -- before it’s too late.

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The Storm Murders

The Storm Murders

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City of Ice, John Farrow's first book in his acclaimed Emile Cinq-Mars series, which has been hailed byBooklist as "one of the best series in crime fiction," has been published in over 17 countries. Now withThe Storm Murders, the series continues.

On the day after a massive blizzard, two policemen are called to an isolated farm house sitting all by itself in the middle of a pristine snow-blanketed field. Inside the lonely abode are two dead people. But there are no tracks in the snow leading eith …

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Blindshot

Blindshot

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When financier Paul Carignan is hit by a stray bullet and killed in Beaufort, Quebec, the town leaders seem reluctant to investigate. Running out of patience, his teenage sons, Jack and Noah, take justice into their own hands -- and kidnap the locals they suspect are responsible. Things soon erupt and the boys find themselves besieged in their house with their captives. In the middle is their mother, Catherine, not sure which side to take. For Tom 'Brooder' Doran, Beaufort's Deputy Chief of Poli …

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Dead of Winter, The

Dead of Winter, The

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Inspector Luc Vanier is drinking his way through Christmas Eve when he is called out to investigage the murder of five homeless people. His investigation takes hin into the backrooms of the Catholic Church, the boardrooms of Montreal’s business elite and the soup kitchens and back alleys of street life in winter.

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Open Season

Open Season

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A Guatemalan journalist is kidnapped, and the only message from her kidnappers is the murder of her lawyer. In a race against time, Luc Vanier sets about reconstructing her life, through the sordid world of human trafficking, the secretive underbelly of a multinational mining corporation, and the hiding places of desperate refugees. When Vanier is brutally warned off the investigation, he throws away the rule book and goes after the villains with a vengeance.

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Vigilante Season

Vigilante Season

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Inspector Luc Vanier is back, and Montreal's Hochelaga district is in the throes of gentrification. Its drug dealers and prostitutes are disappearing, and Vanier, investigating the brutal death of one, suspects the neighbourhood cleanup may involve murdering the unwanted. The local Police Commander sees only declining crime rates and his improving career prospects, and is willing to go easy on a local militia group that's expanding its influence. When Vanier is suspended for brutality, he's on h …

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