KILL AS YOU GO
by Therese Greenwood
One of Canada’s great unsung crime writers, Therese Greenwood is a two-time finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story and the winner of the esteemed Bony Pete Award from the Bloody Words Festival.
Collected here, for the first time, are 14 of her best stories, originally found in the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine,The Kingston Whig-Standard, and numerous anthologies.
These are tales of Prohibition-era crime, small-town murder, and family betrayal. This is a Canada populated by backwoods kingpins, delusional dreamers, quirky neighbours, devilish delinquents, and unlikely villians. In lakeside villages, prairie farm communities, and oil-rich boomtowns of the Great White North, these stories echo through time from the 1800s to the new millenia with a distinct Canadian flavour and delicate touches of darkness that hearken back to the great pulp writers.
“…solid, sharp, tight, entertaining storytelling.”
Peter Sellers, Derrick Murdoch Award winning author of This One’s Trouble
“Therese Greenwood’s wonderfully-crafted stories pull you into small towns where richly-drawn characters in search of redemption, or deserving of comeuppance, grapple with big problems. They stay with you long after the tale is told,the hallmark of a master storyteller.”
USA Today Bestselling Author Rick Mofina
“Short-form crime fiction is undergoing a renaissance, and Therese Greenwood is becoming one of its masters.”
George Fetherling, author of The Carpenter from Montreal
About the Author
Therese Greenwood’s short fiction has appeared across Canada and in the U.S. in such publications as the Crime Writers of Canada’s Over The Edgeanthology and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. She has twice been short-listed for the Arthur Ellis Award, Canada’s top mystery writing prize, and has co-edited two short crime fiction anthologies. She grew up on Wolfe Island, Ontario, the largest of the Thousand Islands, and the region forms the backdrop for much of her fiction. She also writes about Fort McMurray, Alberta, where she now lives with her husband. Visit her online at www.therese.ca and @WolfeIslander on Facebook and Twitter.