This is That: Travel Guide to Canada

This Is That: Travel Guide to Canada

This is That is a weekly satirical public affairs program on CBC Radio.  With the help of producer Chris Kelly and comedian/podcaster Dave Shumka, hosts Pat Kelly and Chris Oldring ventured into the literary world and produced their first book – This is That: Travel Guide to Canada! Here’s the thing; being Canadian myself, jokes…

Homicide by David Simon

Homicide

In 1988, David Simon lingered like a ghost in the hallways of the Baltimore PD, immersing himself into the homicide department of one of America’s most violent cities. He rode in the backseats of department-issued Chevy Cavaliers and stood on the sidelines while detectives deconstructed grotesque crime scenes and inspected bodies still cooling on couches,…

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Dark Matter

After being abducted and drugged, Jason Dessen wakes up to find himself in an unfamiliar world with some familiar faces.. That’s about as much information as I’m comfortable telling any prospective reader as I don’t think you can really say a whole lot about the story without inadvertently spoiling something about it – or maybe…

Ringside Vol. 1 - Kayfabe

Ringside Vol. 1 – Kayfabe

Retired wrestler Dan “The Minotaur” Knossos receives a call from an ex-boyfriend in trouble.  Flying back to the US from Japan, Dan soon learns that Teddy is in deeper than expected and Knossos may have to sacrifice everything just to pull him out. Ringside combines two of my favorite things: professional wrestling and crime fiction/noir.…

Time Siege by Wesley Chu

Time Siege

After rescuing his formerly doomed sister from the past and rushing her into the present, former Chronman James Griffin-Mars is devastated to learn that she has become gravely ill.  Without a doctor, it seems as if she will die.  As James sets off  in search of help, his partner and resident scientist Elise continues to…

Underground Airlines by Ben Winters

Underground Airlines

Ben Winters’ Underground Airlines imagines a modern world where the U.S. Civil War never happened and without that war, slavery remained legal in South.  The story follows a young black man named Victor (one of many aliases he uses), a former slave himself who had been given freedom in exchange for a position with the…