The Suspect

The Suspect

eBook - 2015
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To Karl Alberg a small town on Canada's "Sunshine Coast" looks like the perfect place to soothe a psyche that's been battered by too much big-city police work. Bees buzz among the roses, and the local librarian is attractive, intriguing, and unattached. Perhaps he has at last come in from the cold. But sunny towns can conceal a lot of secrets?some of them bleak enough to make a man yearn for some nice straightforward urban crime.In 1986 L.R. Wright's The Suspect beat out titles by Ruth Rendell and Jonathan Kellerman to become the first Canadian novel to win an Edgar award. It went on to become a great cult favorite among mystery fans, who prized its delicately etched sense of melancholy and intriguing character studies of the cop, his quarry, and the enigmatic librarian who proves an unlikely bridge between the two.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Felony & Mayhem Press, 2015.
ISBN: 9781937384661
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jul 30, 2017

Even though you know the killer from the beginning, the author crafts such a compelling story that this doesn't impact on the enjoyment of the story. Definitely will read more by this author!

Sep 07, 2011

A wonderful book set in Sechelt. It captures the essence of how an ordinary person can do a terrible thing, and the amibiguity of the feelings of the people who care for him. As Michael Chrichton put it, "No man is so good as to be free from all evil, nor so bad as to be worth nothing."


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Jul 30, 2017

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