amazon.ca

Thousands of Canadian-authored kids and YA books

Mystery & Detective

Showing 1-10 of 2609 books

rated!
rated!

Untitled

by Robert Rotenberg
edition: Hardcover
tagged: thrillers

In the latest thrilling crime novel from bestselling author Robert Rotenberg, Homicide Detective Ari Greene discovers the bludgeoned body of Toronto’s most reviled developer behind his controversial new construction site.

When Detective Ari Greene was charged with the murder of the woman he loved, he stopped at nothing to clear his name and uncov …

rated!
rated!

Missing Pieces

by Joy Fielding
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: thrillers

Family therapist Kate Sinclair repairs other people's troubled lives, all the while revelling in her stable marriage and handsome home.  But there are pieces of her past that are less than tidy, and the carefully constructed edifice of her life comes tumbling down when her half-sister JoLynn announces her plans to marry one Colin Friendly, on trial …

rated!
rated!

Cat's Paw

by Christopher Huang
edition: Paperback
tagged: historical, noir

Sir Lawrence Linwood is dead. More accurately, he was murdered—his face bludgeoned so badly he was identified only by his pocketwatch. The murder calls home his three adopted children: Alan, an archeologist; Roger, an engineer; and Caroline, a journalist. But his heirs soon find that his last testament contains a strange proviso—that his estate …

rated!
rated!

Obsidian

A DreadfulWater Mystery

by Thomas King
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Paperback
tagged: native american & aboriginal, police procedural

From the award-winning and #1 bestselling author of The Back of the Turtle; Green Grass, Running Water and The Inconvenient Indian

Thumps DreadfulWater’s world is turned upside down when Nina Maslow, the producer of a true-crime reality-TV show, turns up dead after working on a cold case that Thumps has spent years trying to forget. What’s more, …

rated!
rated!

Cold Skies

A DreadfulWater Mystery

by Thomas King
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback Hardcover
tagged: native american & aboriginal, police procedural

From the #1 nationally bestselling author of The Inconvenient Indian, a DreadfulWater mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. In Cold Skies, the sly, wry, reluctant investigator of DreadfulWater and The Red Power Murders returns for another irresistible mystery that only Thomas King could tell.

Thumps DreadfulWater has finally found …

rated!
rated!

Vile Spirits

by John MacLachlan Gray
edition: Hardcover
tagged: historical, literary

Alcohol is once again legal in Vancouver after the failed experiment of prohibition, but pro-temperance sentiments remain strong. Politicians attempt appeasement by establishing the Liquor Control Board, which oversees supply, from the lofty circles of power down to bleak public drinking factories called “beer parlours.”

Then the Attorney Genera …

rated!
rated!

St. Luke Road

Border City Blues

by Michael Januska
edition: eBook
tagged: historical, hard-boiled

Bootleggers, cops, and corruption collide along the Detroit River, where Jack McCloskey smuggles his illegal liquor, in this Prohibition-era mystery.

The town of Ford — the Border Cities’ knot of factories, machine shops, and depots wedged between respectable Walkerville and residential Riverside — is quickly becoming the main junction in the …

rated!
rated!

Lake Crescent

A Creature X Mystery

by J.J. Dupuis
edition: Paperback
tagged: women sleuths, cozy, fairy tales, folk tales, legends & mythology

A body is discovered in the water where a documentary crew search for legendary lake monster Cressie.

As host of the cryptozoological documentary series Creature X, Laura Reagan and her team are shooting an episode of Creature X on Cressie, a legendary giant eel, in Robert’s Arm, Newfoundland. But what begins as a simple TV shoot takes a drastic t …

rated!
rated!

Starr Sign

The Candace Starr Series

by C.S. O'Cinneide
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: hard-boiled, noir, women sleuths

Candace Starr goes searching for her mother in the Detroit mob — but infiltrating her own crime family may be her deadliest assignment ever.

Candace Starr has fallen on hard times since she helped her friend, Detective Malone, with a murder case last year. These days, she trades on her dark celebrity as a former contract killer to keep the wolf fr …

Show editions