RARA-AVIS: Re: Toronto fiction (and bookstores)

From: jimdohertyjr ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 07 Sep 2004


Re your request below:

> So - in the spirit of the upcoming Bouchercon - could
> anyone please recommend some of Toronto's crime
> fiction? It would be nice if we could come up with a
> nice little reading list. Despite it's size, T.O.
> doesn't seem to have a body of hardboiled or noir
> writing comparable to even medium-sized American
> cities... or am a wrong?

Former Toronto police officer Ted Wood wrote an excellent series of cop novels about Reid Bennett, also a former Toronto cop now serving as the police chief of Murphy's Harbor, a resort community in rural Ontario.

In the third book in the series, LIVE BAIT, Bennett takes a leave from his chief's job to undertake an investigation in Toronto at the request of a private security agency. Having saddled himself with a small-town procedural format, Wood seemed to want to break out and write at least one big-city PI novel.


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