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