Anxiety is the watchword at most school reunions, with side-eye comparisons of greying hair and extra pounds.
It’s 1922 and business is booming for Saul and Lou Sugarman— thanks to prohibition. But business gets personal when the Sugarmans’ brother-in-law ends up dead. Looking for answers, private detective Sam Klein is called in to investigate.
What appears to be nothing more than a deal-gone-bad quickly spirals out of control to threaten Sam’s own family. How can Sam prevent his loved ones from becoming enmeshed in a bootlegger turf war that’s bigger than even he can imagine?
It is 1917 and the Great War has been raging for three long years. Mycroft Holmes grows suspicious of one of his agents who reports back to him from the heart of the Ottoman Empire: Constantinople. Naturally, he wants to send out a man to investigate--one who knows the area, the language, the people, and has an exemplary war service record, including a fourteen-month stint posing as a German officer at the High Command in Berlin. But Sherlock Holmes proves to be, for once, stubbornly reluctant to fulfill his older brother's request.
Watson takes up his pen one last time to describe in a private memoir the true tale of Holmes' adventures during his three-year absence from Baker Street, and provides a fictional explanation for many of the mysteries and inaccuracies found with the Sherlock Holmes collection of stories and novels.
For anyone other than Randy Craig, a contract with Alberta’s famed Rutherford House should have been a quiet gig. But when she discovers an unsolved mystery in the Alberta Archives and the bodies begin to pile up, Randy can’t help but wonder if her modern-day troubles are linked to the intrigues of the past.
Members of the bookclub at the Mystery Au Lait Cafe in Winnipeg begin to get nervous as events from their favourite murder-mysteries start to come true - right in their own quiet neighbourhood of Wolseley.
Something sinister is going on in the University of Southwestern Alberta psychology department. After the annual graduate Christmas party, Emily's friend and lab partner, Beth, falls from a ten-storey window. Emily is not convinced that her friend's death was a suicide, and she takes it upon herself to find out what really happened that night.
Some folks have a talent for finding trouble, no matter how good they try to be, especially Randy Craig. Maybe she shouldn’t date a cop. Maybe she should have turned down the job at the Folkways Collection library—a job that became a nightmare when a rich benefactor’s belligerent heir turned up dead. Randy tried to be good—honest!—but now she’s a prime suspect with a motive and no alibi in sight.
Turnstone Press acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, and the Province of Manitoba through Manitoba Culture Heritage, Tourism and Sport.