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The Man Who Died   9781910633847

The Man Who Died
9781910633847

[A] relentlessly funny crime novel.
— Publishers Weekly **Starred Review**
This one is a winner right from the first sentence. [...] An offbeat jewel.
— Booklist **Starred review**
A tightly paced Scandinavian thriller with a wicked sense of humor and a bumbling ne’er -do-well at its center.
— Foreword Reviews

A successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. At just 37 years of age, he is shocked when his doctor tells him that he's dying. What is more, the cause is discovered to be prolonged exposure to toxins; in other words, someone has slowly but surely been poisoning him. Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful roller-coaster journey full of unusual characters, bizarre situations and unexpected twists. With a nod to Fargo and the best elements of the Scandinavian noir tradition, The Man Who Died is a page-turning thriller brimming with the blackest comedy, marking a stunning new departure for the King of Helsinki Noir.

I’ve read the French original edition of We Were the Salt of The Sea and loved that book; probably the best French-Quebecois novel I’ve read in the past 10 years. It’s that good!
— Jacques Filippi

As Montrealer Catherine Day sets foot in a remote fishing village and starts asking around about her birth mother, the body of a woman is dredged up in a fisherman's nets. Not just any woman, though: Marie Garant, an elusive, nomadic sailor and unbridled beauty who once tied many a man's heart in knots. Detective Sergeant Joaquin Morales, newly drafted to the area from the suburbs of Montreal, barely has time to unpack his suitcase before he's thrown into the deep end of the investigation. On Quebec's outlying Gaspé Peninsula, the truth can be slippery, especially down on the fishermen's wharves. Interviews drift into idle chit-chat, evidence floats off with the tide, and the truth lingers in murky waters. It's enough to make DS Morales reach straight for a large whisky.

Wolves in the Dark   9781910633724

Wolves in the Dark
9781910633724

[S]tellar [...] Staalesen does a masterful job of exposing the worst of Norwegian society.
— Publishers Weekly **Starred review**
Mr. Staalesen’s latest—ably translated by Don Bartlett —employs Chandleresque similes with a Nordic twist.
— The Wall Street Journal

Reeling from the death of his great love, Karin, Varg Veum's life has descended into a self-destructive spiral of alcohol, lust, grief and blackouts. When traces of child pornography are found on his computer, he's accused of being part of a pedophile ring and thrown into a prison cell. There, he struggles to sift through his past to work out who is responsible for planting the material, and who is seeking the ultimate revenge. When a chance to escape presents itself, Varg finds himself on the run in his hometown of Bergen. With the clock ticking and the police on his tail, Varg takes on his hardest and most personal case yet. Chilling, shocking, and exceptionally gripping, Wolves in the Dark reaffirms Gunnar Staalesen's position as one of the world's foremost thriller writers.

Snare   9781910633847

Snare
9781910633847

A taut, gritty, thoroughly absorbing journey into Reykjavik’s underworld.
— Booklist
Thriller of the year.
— New York Journal of Books

After a messy divorce, attractive young mother Sonia is struggling to provide for herself and keep custody of her son. With her back to the wall, she resorts to smuggling cocaine into Iceland, and finds herself caught up in a ruthless criminal world. As she desperately looks for a way out of trouble, she must pit her wits against her nemesis, Bragi: a customs officer, whose years of experience frustrate her new and evermore daring strategies.Things become even more complicated when Sonia embarks on a relationship with a woman, Agla. Once a high-level bank executive, Agla is currently being prosecuted in the aftermath the Icelandic financial crash. Set in a Reykjavík still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, and with a dark, fast-paced plot and intriguing characters, Snare is an outstandingly original and sexy Nordic crime thriller.

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Spectacular Wineries of Ontario | Independent Publishers Group

Between the Lines Winery

Toronto Star "Spectacular Wineries of Ontario is a fabulous visual voyage through Ontario's wineries."

Stratus Vineyards

One of our favourite activities during the summer is to spend leisurely days touring wineries.  Typically, we wake up early to devour a big breakfast of wild blackberry pancakes, scrambled eggs and black coffee and then jump into our cars (the designated driver pulls the short straw) and cruise down mostly abandoned county roads to vineyards tucked away into the landscape.   It’s hard to beat a day of sipping wine, while strolling through vineyards and soaking in the warm summer rays.

Spectacular Wineries of Ontario

This year we’ll be exploring Ontario wineries and IPG’s, Spectacular Wineries of Ontario, is the perfect companion book to bring on our weekend trips to Lake Erie North Shore, Niagara Peninsula, Pelee Island, and Prince Edward County. A guided visual tour through some of Canada’s best vineyards, this book is filled with beautiful, colour photographs and detailed commentary on more than 60 fabulous wineries and vineyards.

Flat Rock Cellars

Written by Panache Partners, LLC,  which is a publishing company that specializes in lustrous coffee-table books, and Toronto author John Szabo, who is the first Canadian qualified at the Master level by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Spectacular Wineries of Ontario is a beautiful, informative guide book for locals, tourists, wine lovers, and wine newcomers.

Spectacular Wineries of 9780983239864Ontario: A Captivating Tour of Established, Estate and Boutique Wineries

 

 

 

 

100 Things Blue Jays Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

9781600787744The Blue Jays season starts next Tuesday (April 2nd!) which means 180 days, 26 weeks and 6 months of baseball, cold beers, giant hotdogs, hearsay, bombshells and victories.  Steve Clarke’s new book, the recently released 100 Things Blue Jays Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (IPG), is the perfect companion for any Blue Jays fan eager to know more about Canada’s sole major league baseball team. It is an enthralling, entertaining, informative assemblage of the hidden, unknown, and odd facts, traditions and achievements of the Toronto Blue Jays.  Clarke offers even the most die-hard fans - fans that describe the moment Joe Carter hit his walk-off homer to win the 1993 World Series like they are Joe Carter – facts, and events that they surely didn’t know. He covers the collapse of 1987; manager Jimy Williams’ baffling in-game adjustments; Pat Gillick’s deft trades; the American League East titles in 1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, and 1993 and the opening of the SkyDome. He ranks every essential piece of Blue Jays knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist. 100 Things Blue Jays Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for fans that enjoy being able to reel off sport facts and trivia like any seasoned colour commentator. Globe

Go Jays!

9781600787744

100 Things Blue Jays Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (IPG)

By Steve Clarke $14.95 retail Paperback: 272 pp 978-1600787744