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  • Criminal Enterprise by Owen Laukkanen
  • The Third Riel Conspiracy by Stephen Legault
  • A Murder of Crows by David Rotenberg

Three new crime novels and thrillers, reviewed by Sarah Weinman. The latest instalment in her Crimewave column you can read at National Post.

»The use of quotations from Paradise Lost and the vestigial thriller elements in the novel invite comparisons to Dan Brown — but this is much closer to Stephen King, right down to the psychology employed: Ultimately, the true demons are wounds from the past, traumas from childhood; the true evil is what human beings inflict on one another.«

Matthew J. Trafford

Horror fanatic Matthew J. Trafford abouth The Demonologist, the new novel by Andrew Pyper. His review at The National Post. There you can also read an interview with Andrew Pyper by Mark Medley and the story behind the story of The Demonologist.

»Generically, Bull Head falls into the category of rugged, working-class masculine literature that Canadian critic Alex Good has termed “ProleLit.”«

Steven W. Beattie

Steven W. Beattie about the story collection Bull Head by John Vigna. His review at

»Dozens of writers have since worked the vein that Chandler uncovered. One of the most successful is Robert Crais, the author of 18 novels, most recently Taken, a particularly impressive example of his work.«

Robert Fulford

Robert Fulford about Robert Crais and his new novel Taken. His review at

The Wild Beasts of Wuhan by Ian Hamilton
Last Dance by David Russell
Deadly Accusations by Debra Purdy Kong
Sarah Weinman’s monthly crime column, Crime Wave, will appear in The National Post’s print and online editions.