this week with a couple from John
written eight books so far, the last three of them concerning his series
character – Eddie Dougherty.
is a police officer in Montreal in the 70s.
2. A Little More Free
3. One or the Other
Everybody Knows This
Is Nowhere (2008)
Swap (aka Let It Ride)
I read Black Rock
in 2014 – review here
in 2011 before the advent of the blog.
pretty sure I’ve also enjoyed Dirty
in the dim and distant past, before record keeping began.
the kind of books I like to read.
In just three novels McFetridge has demonstrated gifts that put him in Elmore Leonard territory as a writer, and make Toronto as gritty and fascinating as Leonard's Detroit... (McFetridge) is a class act, and he's creating fictional classics -- maybe even that great urban literature of Toronto the critics now and then long for.
-- The London Free Press
Catch him at his website/blog here
. He is a somewhat irregular poster though.
Everybody Knows This
is Nowhere (2008)
Sharon MacDonald has a problem. It's not being under house
arrest. It's not the Iranian guy who just fell from the twenty-fifth floor of
her apartment building. It's not even the police surveillance that's preventing
her from getting to her marijuana grow rooms. Sharon's problem is a stranger
named Ray: He's too good looking, and his business proposal sounds too good to
Detective Gord Bergeron has problems, too. There's his new,
hard-to-read partner, Detective Armstrong; a missing ten-year-old girl; an
unidentified torso dumped in an alley; and what looks like corruption deep
within the police force.
In a city where the drug, immigration, and sex industries
are all inextricably intertwined, it's only a matter of time until Sharon's and
Gord's paths cross and all hell breaks loose in this pitch-perfect second
installment of John McFetridge's rollicking noir series.
The High, a band with a few hit songs in the late 1970s,
have reunited to play the nostalgia circuit at casinos. But for bassist Barry
and lead singer Cliff, this tour promises to be unforgettable and even more
worthwhile than ever. In this fourth installment of the Toronto series, these
two band members turn the tables on the gritty underworld of casinos, as they
rob the loan sharks and drug dealers who work at every stop of the tour.
finding their old manager who had swindled millions from them years ago, Barry
and Cliff decide to go for the big score and get it all back - and more. But
when the Saints of Hell, the notoriously dangerous motorcycle gang, get
involved, all bets are off.