The Suspect
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    Jun-1985 (Hardcover)
    Oct-1987 (Paperback)
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This Edgar Awardâ€"winning debut kicks off a cult favorite crime series with a noirish tale of murder set along Canada's Sunshine Coast.

To Karl Alberg, the coastal town of Sechelt, just north of Vancouver, looks like the perfect place to soothe a psyche that's been battered by big-city police work. Bees buzz among the roses, and the local librarian is attractive, intriguing, and unattached. Perhaps he has at last come in from the cold. But sunny towns can conceal a lot of secrets -- some of them bleak enough to make a man yearn for some nice straightforward urban crime.

In 1986 L.R. Wright's The Suspect became the first Canadian novel to win an Edgar award, beating out titles by Ruth Rendell and Jonathan Kellerman. It went on to become a cult favorite among mystery fans, who prized its delicately etched sense of melancholy and intriguing character studies of the cop, his quarry, and the enigmatic librarian who proves an unlikely bridge between the two.
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    • Oct-1987
    • Penguin
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 0140104771
    • ISBN13: 9780140104776
    • Jun-2008
    • Felony & Mayhem
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 1934609072
    • ISBN13: 9781934609071
    • First Edition
    • Jun-1985
    • Viking
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0670805963
    • ISBN13: 9780670805969
    • Jul-2015
    • Felony & Mayhem Press
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 1937384667
    • ISBN13: 9781937384661
    • Jul-2015
    • Felony & Mayhem Press
    • eBook (Kindle)

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