June 29, 2021
"It’s a Real-Life, Present Day Dystopia" Ed O'Loughlin on His Chilling New Fin Tech-Inspired Thriller
In his fourth novel, This Eden, Irish Canadian writer Ed O'Loughlin goes big: a tech-driven thriller with global stakes, This Eden is wonderfully creepy and just a little too believable for comfort. ...
June 03, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Every City is Every Other City by CanLit Mystery Master John McFetridge
John McFetridge's gritty Canadian mysteries and thrillers have earned him comparisons to Elmore Leonard for their smart, tight action, witty dialogue, and battered, reluctant heroes. His newest book, Every ...
May 18, 2021
Sink into a Dark, Tense, & Brilliantly Crafted Family Mystery with an Excerpt from The Good Son by Carolyn Huizinga Mills
For three decades, Zoe has harboured a secret about her brother. By now, she's almost forgotten, assuming that life has moved on. But when the investigation into the death of her family's erstwhile neighbour, ...
May 03, 2021
Contest: Enter to Win A Pulse-Spiking Pack of Literary Mysteries from ECW's Thriller Master John Jantunen
John Jantunen's unique literary voice brings northern Ontario to the forefront – not only for its beauty, but as a perfect backdrop to some of the most compulsively readable thrillers and mysteries ...
April 12, 2021
Contest! Enter to Win Legal Thrillers by William Deverell That Will Keep You Reading (and Laughing) All Night
William Deverell knows the highs and lows of legal drama well — a former criminal lawyer himself, he'd pretty much seen it all when he turned his hand to writing novels. With his Arthur Beauchamp ...
April 01, 2021
Novelist John Jantunen on Opening Scenes, Naming Murderers After Friends, & the Strange Time He Met His Protagonist in Northern Ontario
In the not too distant future, a prison filled with hardened inmates is suddenly plunged into darkness. The power has mysteriously gone out, and it's not coming back. The guards flee the prison, leaving ...
January 04, 2021
Start Your Year with Melanie Raabe's Smart & Irresistibly Creepy Thriller, The Shadow
In The Shadow (House of Anansi Press) by Melanie Raabe (translated by Imogen Taylor), a woman is walking to work when she is approached by a stranger and told that she will murder a man named Arthur ...
September 30, 2020
"Boring the Reader is the Worst Crime of All" Meet Our October writer-in-residence Dietrich Kalteis
As the temperature dips, there is no better time to curl up with a piano-wire-taut pageturner. Which is why we are so excited to welcome award-winning author Dietrich Kalteis as our October 2020 writer-in-residence ...
July 14, 2020
Book Therapy: Still Here, and the Soothing Lure of Thrillers
“No. This is not where I die, Clare thinks. I am not still here, still alive, only to die now."—Amy Stuart, Still Here I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how when I was in my late twenties ...