New and Upcoming Canadian Books
The Poisoned Pawn by Peggy Blair- February 15, 2013
This is the follow-up to The Beggar’s Opera by Blair. This fast-paced mystery follows Inspector Ricardo Ramirez as he uncovers a crime web spanning from Ottawa to Havana and all the way to the Vatican.
Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley- January 29, 2013-01-30
In the fifth Flavia de Luce mystery, the body of church organist Mr. Collicutt is found when the tomb of St. Tancred, the patron saint of Bishop’s Lacey, is opened. Flavia is off to track down who is behind Mr.Collicutt’s demise.
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan-December 24, 2012
The story of the Van Goethem sisters coming of age in Paris, 1878. The sisters’ parents are failing to secure an income, leaving Marie and Antoinette to forge their own paths. One sister becomes a model for Edgar Degas, while the other must make a difficult choice between honest work and a darker opportunity for financial gain.
The Scottish Banker of Surabaya by Ian Hamilton- February 16, 2013
The fifth Ava Lee mystery follows Ava as she investigates a money laundering operation that leads to the Italian mob and nasty Scottish banker, possibly her most dangerous adventure yet, while Uncle’s health begins to falter.
The Blue Guitar by Anne Ireland- February 19, 2013
The Blue Guitar follows several different characters, all musicians of varying background and experience, as they enter the International Classical Guitar competition in Montreal. The characters become friends and colleagues and Ireland explores their individual struggles as the competition gets underway.
Ascent of Women by Sally Armstrong- March 5, 2013
Armstrong examines women who have overcome extraordinary oppression, and she explores how the roles of women can hold sway over economies and culture. Armstrong holds the Order of Canada and the Amnesty International Award.
Belinda’s Rings by Corinna Chong- March 15, 2013
Corinna Chong’s first novel is about Grace, a half-English half-Chinese teenager whose mother leaves them to study crop circles in the countryside. Grace aspires to be a marine biologist but must also deal with her family while her mother is suddenly absent from their lives.