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Last-minute gift ideas: indie booksellers hand-pick mystery

Every fall, independent booksellers and publishers work together to promote a range of new titles published in Canada and internationally. Books for Everybody is a hand-picked selection of books for all interests, including young readers. Here are some highlights from the catalogues that provide great last-minute ideas for gifts and stocking stuffers.


The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Short Stories
Ian Rankin

Including two new stories, this is the ultimate Rebus short story collection – a must-have for crime lovers and Ian’s millions of fans alike.
$28.99 cl, 464 pp. 978-1-40915-155-5


City of Fallen Angels: A Mike Ward Mystery
Howard Engel
(Cormorant Books)

After more than 20 years, Mike Ward returns. Older and wiser, he’s covering the actors and producers of 1940s Hollywood – and then the apparent suicide of a mogul upsets the proverbial apple cart.
$20.00 pa, 336 pp. 978-1-77086-379-8


Last of the Independents: Vancouver Noir
Sam Wiebe
(Dundurn Press)

A Vancouver private investigator haunted by the disappearance of a young girl is hired to find a local junk merchant’s son. But the case has been compromised by a crooked private eye, and the only viable lead involves a drug-addicted car thief with gang connections.
$17.99 pa, 336 pp. 978-1-45970-948-5


None So Blind: An Inspector Green Mystery
Barbara Fradkin
(Dundurn Press)

Twenty years after Green helped convict a young professor for the murder of a coed, the man—who always protested his innocence—is found dead shortly after being paroled. Suicide? Revenge? Or had Green made the biggest mistake of his career? To find the truth, Green must re-examine evidence and open up old wounds to stare down a far greater evil.
$17.99 pa, 384 pp. 978-1-45972-140-1


Search and Rescue: A Claire Abbott Mystery (Rapid Reads)
Gail Anderson-Dargatz
(Orca Book Publishers)

In this first Claire Abbott mystery, a small-town reporter with a sixth sense risks all to solve the case of a kidnapped woman.
$9.95 pa, 128 pp. 978-1-4598-0576-7


The Taxidermist’s Daughter)
Kate Mosse

Sussex, 1912. A woman lies dead, and Constantia Gifford, the taxidermist’s daughter, struggles to discover who is responsible, even as she finds herself under suspicion. The stunning new novel from best-selling author Kate Mosse.
$22.99 pa, 288 pp. 978-1-40915-376-4

Find participating bookstores in your community here or at http://www.findabookstore.ca/.