Re: RARA-AVIS: Toronto Crime?

From: Sandra Ruttan (
Date: 24 Apr 2009

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    DIRTY SWEET by John McFetridge and EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE by John McFetridge. On his website he has a short trailer for EKTIN and a free e-book for download.

    "A tough and gritty story populated by engagingly seedy characters."

    "The writing is lean, the story moves quickly and McFetridge is already one hell of a storyteller, and hes a Canadian author to watch for."
    Spinetingler Magazine

    "If you love sex, violence and a slice of mystery for good measure, DIRTY SWEET is the right book for you an R-rated thriller. Enjoy this quick money scheming page turner of a story that will make you spin around as John McFetridge shows you the dark side of Toronto and I dont mean the Toronto Maple Leafs! DIRTY SWEET is definitely hot, dirty and sweet."
    Paul Anik,

    Highly recommended. And you could always try dropping John a note - he's writing for a new TV series called The Bridge these days (trailer here: - it's been picked up by CBS for this fall) but he knows Toronto and lives there, and if there are good bookstores to check out, he'd be the best person to ask.


    On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 6:25 PM, Mark D. Nevins <> wrote:

    > (Did I already post this question? Did I miss a Digest in which it was
    > responded to? Apologies, I'm just getting over a bad flu.)
    > A few weeks from now I will find myself in Toronto for business. Questions:
    > 1. Any recommendations on good used bookshops, especially for older/vintage
    > crime and hard-boiled?
    > 2. Any recommendations on good reads set in Toronto and/or by Toronto
    > writers? (I am coming up with one book, Michael Ondaatje's IN THE SKIN OF A
    > LION, which wonderful as it is doesn't really fit R-A parameters even with a
    > stretch.)
    > I hope this post is not a redundant time-waster; I'm now going to go check
    > the Archives.
    > Best,
    > Mark Nevins

    THE FRAILTY OF FLESH Nov 08 Dorchester
    LULLABY FOR THE NAMELESS Dec 09 Dorchester


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