Canadian crime fiction tagged posts
The coronavirus lockdown has led to a big uptick in reading and binge-watching. We’ve given you plenty of recommendations in both categories, but as things gradually get back to normal, one show you definitely don’t want to miss is the Canadian crime series Cardinal. Season four is available on iPlayer at the moment – it’s the best of the set and one of the finest cold climate revenge thrillers we’ve ever watched.
Winter has fallen on Algonquin Bay up in Northern Ontario, and the husband of a prominent local politician has been kidnapped. He dies a brutal death, tied to a stake and left out at night to freeze in the minus-20 degree climate wearing just a thin white parka.
With a lurid magenta cover and a private detective who is larger-than-life, AJ Devlin’s Rolling Thunder is the right kind of contemporary pulp crime novel to read if you want to get your mind off COVID-19, Donald Trump, Brexit and all the other nonsense going on in today’s world. It’s the second ‘Hammerhead’ Jed book this young Canadian author has written, and it’s easy to see why the first, Cobra Clutch, won the 2019 Arthur Ellis Award for best debut.
Here’s the setup. ‘Hammerhead’ Jed Ounsted is a former professional wrestler who’s now a private detective working with his father, an ex-cop, in Vancouver. He gets a call from Stormy Daze, a roller derby star. She and her team, the Split-Lip Sallies, want him to track down their coach, Lawrence Kunstlinger...Read More