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Spring preview 2015: novels

NEO-NOIR & TERROR

spring-19

Claude Lalumière and David Nickle team up to spearhead an anthology of hardboiled crime stories from the Great White North. The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir (Exile Editions) features 22 contributions that run the gamut of the noir form, from gritty urban realism to surrealism and horror.


Italian-Canadian author Caterina Edwards mixes literary and genre influences in The Sicilian Wife (Linda Leith Publishing), the story of a Mafia daughter who escapes to Canada, but is drawn back into a world of violence when her husband is murdered back in the old country.


From Andrew Pyper, author of the bestseller The Demonologist, comes a new tale of the supernatural to thrill the author’s legion of fans (see what I did there?). In The Damned, the author of a popular memoir about his near-death experience is haunted by the ghost of his psychopathic twin sister, who burned to death in the fire he survived.


Nick Cutter, author of The Troop and The Deep, is pulling out all the stops in spring with his second novel, this time from genre stalwarts ChiZine Publications. In The Acolyte, Jonah Murtagh investigates a series of bombings that are blamed on religious fanatics, although Murtagh fears there may be other, more ominous forces behind the mayhem.


Adam Lewis Schroeder, author of the historical novels Empress of Asia and In the Fabled East, switches gears for All Day Breakfast (Douglas & McIntyre), a zombie comedy about an undead teacher, a stolen ambulance, and an insatiable lust for bacon.