Books: June 2013 Archives
Saturday June 1, 2013
Howard Shrier's new mystery novel Miss Montreal seems a little more like reality than fiction.
Private Investigator Jonah Geller is hired to help solve the murder of a childhood friend - an award-winning city columnist. The victim is found with a star of David carved into his chest.
Racism is just one of the issues in the story. Quebec's language tensions are also explored, and so is corruption (along the lines of the Charbonneau Commission).
Miss Montreal deals with the complexities of living in Quebec while weaving a suspenseful tale. There is, however, time for the characters to grab a smoked meat sandwich or two along the way.
After last year's Boston Cream, Howard Shrier joins Sonali Karnick to talk about writing a book about his hometown this time.
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- January 2013
- Sat., 26 – Author Kim Thuy part of CBC's Human Library
- December 2012
- Sun., 9 – Erin Balser: Best of 2012 books
- November 2012
- October 2012
- Sun., 28 – John Ralston Saul's "Dark Diversions"
- Sat., 27 – Erin Balser: spooky Halloween reads
- Sat., 27 – C.S. Richardson: The Emperor of Paris
- Sun., 21 – Alix Ohlin's "Inside"
- Sat., 13 – The Cookbook Club launch
- Sat., 13 – Burma: Rivers of Flavor
- Sat., 13 – Modern Flavours of Arabia
- Sun., 7 – Jonathan Goldstein turns 40
- September 2012
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- June 2012
- Sat., 23 – "The Sweet Sixteen", a true Canadian story
- May 2012
- April 2012
- Sat., 28 – Peter Hobbs: In the Orchard, the Swallows
- Sun., 22 – 1000 awesome things
- Sat., 21 – Mmmm....La Tartine Gourmande
- Sat., 21 – Howard Shrier's new crime novel Boston Cream
- Sun., 15 – Freedom Climbers of Poland
- Sat., 14 – Spring cleaning for books
- Sat., 7 – David McGimpsey talks about Li'l Bastard