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Christine Morris Mysteries 2-Book Bundle: Does Your Mother Know? / The K Handshape

by Maureen Jennings

This double edition of the Christine Morris Mystery series presents Maureen Jennings’s Does Your Mother Know? and The K Handshape.

Charlie McKelvey Mysteries 3-Book Bundle: The Weight of Stones / Slow Recoil / The Devil's Dust

by C. B. Forrest

For the first time, this ebook bundle presents all three novels in C.B. Forrest’s Charlie McKelvey Mysteries series, short-listed for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Fiction."A tour de force, the crime fiction trifecta." - Tim Wynne-Jones, author of Blink & Caution and two-time Governor General Award winner The Weight of Stones - A Charlie McKelvey Mystery #1 Detective Charlie McKelvey’s life has been stuck on pause since the murder of his runaway son. Burdened with guilt, obsessed with the investigation, McKelvey starts to comes unhinged. Slow Recoil - A Charlie McKelvey Mystery #2 Some bullets take years to find their mark… . McKelvey’s life is torn wide open when a friend enlists his help in locating a recent immigrant who has disappeared without a trace. Before long, McKelvey finds himself a prime suspect in a murder investigation.The Devil’s Dust - A Charlie McKelvey Mystery #3Stumbling into the hornets’ nest of the crystal meth trade in his hometown, McKelvey confronts what happens when an entire town loses faith.

Driv'n by Fortune: The Scots' March to Modernity in America, 1745–1812

by Sam Allison

A provocative account of the 78th Fraser’s Highlanders and its crucial place in history. The remarkable story of the men of the 78th Fraser’s Highlanders moves from the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion in Scotland, through the Seven Years’ War and the American Revolution, to the War of 1812. Simon Fraser, chief of the Clan Fraser of Lovat, raised the 78th Highlanders, a regiment that played a major role in defeating the French on the Plains of Abraham. Driv’n by Fortune tackles the myths embedded in nationalistic history and in fictional accounts of these Highland soldier-settlers who brought the Scottish Enlightenment to North America. The impact of the 78th Fraser’s Highlanders, which extended far beyond Scotland and the Canada of their times, is finally being told.

A Dark and Promised Land

by Nathaniel Poole

A story of adventure and romance set in the wilds of Rupert’s Land in the early 19th century. When Orkneywoman Rose is shipwrecked on the shores of Rupert’s Land, she quickly falls in love with Alexander, a Half-caste man who is guiding her people into the dark heart of the continent. But after the death of her father at the hands of another Native, Rose turns against Alexander and all his kind. Heartbroken, Alexander returns to his wild life of running buffalo on the prairie. Although parted from Rose by endless miles and hard fate, his heart remains bound to hers, and on the eve of war he is compelled to reclaim her love, setting himself against his people amid a conflict that will help form a nation.

Saltwater Cowboys

by Dayle Furlong

After generations of prosperity in the mining town of Brighton, Newfoundland, Jack and Angela McCarthy find themselves jobless. In order to keep his family together, Jack accepts a job in a gold mine in the wilds of northern Alberta. 2015 DEWEY DIVA PICK Arriving in Foxville, the McCarthys find themselves resented, bullied, and cast as outsiders. When Jack’s best friend, Peter, is swindled out of his savings and resorts to stealing from the mine, his attempts at reversing their fortunes thrust both families into even deeper torment. A powerful, poetic novel dealing with the effects of poverty, the harshness and beauty of Canada’s north, the perils of theft, and the timeless value of community and family among displaced Newfoundlanders, Saltwater Cowboys is a classic cautionary tale that presents a stark glimpse into the lives of families struggling to survive in unfamiliar terrain.

Music Express: The Rise, Fall & Resurrection of Canada's Music Magazine

by Alan Frew Keith Sharp

The glory days of rock from the perspective of Canada’s original music magazine. The story of Music Express is told through the unique perspective of Keith Sharp, the magazine’s founder and editor. During its seventeen-year existence, Music Express rose from a small, Calgary-based regional magazine to an international publication. The interviews, anecdotes, and stories cover the golden era of Canadian music, with the rise to global status of such icons as Bryan Adams, Loverboy, Rush, Celine Dion, and Triumph. Their stories, as well as many more, are captured together with an array of classic rock photography that provides a unique time capsule. From Sharp’s Calgary roots in 1976 to the heady heights of his publication’s growth, he details foreign adventures covering the likes of David Bowie in Australia, KISS in West Germany, and Iron Maiden in Poland, along with other high-profile interviews including U2, Paul McCartney, Iron Maiden, and Rod Stewart.

Roses for a Diva

by Rick Blechta

A music star attracts a secret admirer, who turns into a dangerous stalker, and then, perhaps, a killer. When soprano Marta Hendriks finds a bouquet of red roses in her dressing room after a performance, she’s surprised as well as charmed. The card only says "Roses for a Diva." And as miles and performances rack up in her globe-hopping career, the bouquets continue to mysteriously appear. But then strange things start happening in her private life. She’s certain someone has been in her apartment, breaking her most treasured possession. After calling in private investigator Shannon O’Brien, Marta is shocked to discover her entire life has been invaded. When one of the other stars in a Roman production of Tosca is murdered, everyone realizes the situation is more dire than they had imagined. Who Marta’s stalker? What does he want? And where will he stop?

Mac on the Road to Marseille: The Adventures of Mademoiselle Mac

by Christopher Ward

Fifteen-year-old Mackenzie returns to Paris to attend the Christmas Eve wedding of her Dad's old friend, Rudee Daroo, and the love of his life, dancer Sashay D'or. Mac is told about the annual New Year's taxi road rally, this year hosted by the Marseille Marauders, the nastiest lot of drivers you've ever seen. Partnered with hulking cabbie Blag Lebouef, Mac manages to convince her parents that the road rally is more like a carefree drive in the French countryside than the death-defying cutthroat rivalry it's always been. Negotiating brutal weather, cryptic signage, outright sabotage, random flocks of sheep, and zigzagging back roads, Mac and Blag might be the perfect combination of cunning and brute strength. On the road, she makes the startling discovery that the clues the drivers have been given during the rally could lead to the discovery of some valuable missing artwork. Is that worth losing the rally over?

The Jade Butterfly: A Dan Sharp Mystery

by Jeffrey Round

A seemingly casual encounter in a downtown bar sends missing persons investigator Dan Sharp in search of a woman presumed dead in the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Twenty years after her disappearance, her brother believes that a woman he glimpsed on the Internet is his sister, now living in Toronto. The closer Dan gets to finding her, however, the less sense things make. Just when he thinks he knows what’s driving his client, an unexpected revelation forces him to choose between what he’s been told and his gut instinct, which says things are not all they seem.

Felix Taylor Adventures 2-Book Bundle: Laughing Wolf / Fortuna

by Nicholas Maes

For the first time, the Felix Taylor Adventures are available as together in this two-book bundle. Short-listed for the Snow Willow Young Reader’s Choice Award and the Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award. "An entertaining and thoughtful read that will please fans of sci-fi and historical fiction alike." - Caitlin Campbell, CM magazine Fortuna - Felix Taylor Adventure #2 (NEW!) Just when Felix thought the 23rd century was returning to normal, Felix and Caroline must follow a stranger back in time and stop them before Felix’s world turns to dust. Laughing Wold - Felix Taylor Adventure #1 When a mysterious plague places humanity on the brink of eradication, Felix must project back in time and retrieve the only possible cure, a flower common in ancient Rome, but extinct for more than 2,000 years.

Inspector Green Mysteries 9-Book Bundle: Do or Die / Once Upon a Time / Mist Walker / Fifth Son / The Whisper of Legends / and 4 more

by Barbara Fradkin

This ebook bundle contains the first nine novels of the Inspector Green Mystery series by Barbara Fradkin. On dangerous backstreets of Ottawa, Homicide Inspector Michael Green leads complex investigations into sensational cases. When his job puts his marriage, life, and even his family in harm’s way, Green’s obsession with uncovering the truth leaves him grappling with the ultimate meaning of justice. "…combines a suspenseful story with plenty of opportunities to see the brook-no-nonsense inspector out of his natural element." - Booklist "A well-written page-turner." - Publisher’s Weekly The Whisper of Legends - Inspector Green Mysteries #9 (NEW!) When his teenage daughter goes missing on a summer wilderness canoe trip to the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories, Green is forced into unfamiliar territory just as dangerous as the backstreets of Ottawa. Beautiful Lie the Dead - Inspector Green Mysteries #8 When a wealthy social activist’s fiancee’s frozen body is found in the snow just blocks from his home, Inspector Green knows that someone is conspiring to keep the truth hidden. This Thing of Darkness - Inspector Green Mysteries #7 The brutal killing of a controversial psychiatrist on a street corner initially looks like a mugging gone wrong, but Green’s investigation leaves him grappling with deeper, darker questions. Includes 6 more Inspector Green titles: Dream Chasers - Inspector Green Mysteries #6 Honour Among Men - Inspector Green Mysteries #5 Fifth Son - Inspector Green Mysteries #4 Mist Walker - Inspector Green Mysteries #3 Once Upon a Time - Inspector Green Mysteries #2 Do or Die - Inspector Green Mysteries #1

More Trails, More Tales: Exploring Canada's Travel Heritage

by Bob Henderson

An entertaining book of trivia, anecdotes, and observations about heritage travel in Canada. Inspired by and drawing on Canadian exploration, Bob Henderson’s newest book, More Trails, More Tales, strikes a balance with travel literature, history, geography, anthropology, literature, and philosophy. It will delight outdoor enthusiasts, serious naturalists, educators, and armchair travellers alike. It is essentially a storytelling book, highlighting Canadian stories and examining different aspects of heritage travel in Canada.

Still in a Daze at the Cottage

by James Ross

More tales of family fun and run-ins with nature at the cottage. In the sequel to Cottage Daze, James Ross is back with more tales from the family cottage. Organized by nature’s changing seasons and containing sections covering nature, family, activity, and the cottage, Ross combines wry humour with a genuine love for adventure and respect for the natural world — although the local wild animal population can try his patience. Ross’s anecdotes are full of good spirits and sound advice, whether he is describing a visit from his daughter’s special friend ("The Boyfriend Cometh"), the tricky practices of boating ("Dressing Up for Kayaking"), or encounters with wildlife both big and small ("The Frog Whisperer"). This book is the perfect companion to the time-honoured tradition of wilderness family getaways.

Thaddeus Lewis Mysteries 3-Book Bundle: 47 Sorrows / On the Head of a Pin / Sowing Poison

by Janet Kellough

This ebook bundle contains the first three novels of the Thaddeus Lewis Mystery series. During the wild era before Confederation, Thaddeus Lewis, a "saddlebag" preacher, mourns the mysterious death of his daughter Sarah as he rides to his new posting in Prince Edward County. But soon other deaths hang over Lewis’s head. And the list of suspects is growing… "A four star selection that will be loved by all mystery fans." - Suspense Magazine "Kellough does a fine job of bringing life to the times and to her ministerial hero on horseback." - The National Post 47 Sorrows - Thaddeus Lewis Mystery #3 (NEW!) In 1847 - "Black ’47" - 100,000 Irish emigrants are fleeing to Canada. When a corpse washes up naked but for a small green ribbon, the mystery exposes a vendetta that began in Ireland. Sowing Poison - Thaddeus Lewis Mystery #2 The wife of a vanished man begins to hold séances for villagers, claiming she can contact the dead. Thaddeus, but his ethical objections propel him on a twisted path. On the Head of a Pin - Thaddeus Lewis Mystery #1 With a serial killer loose in Upper Canada, Lewis must track the culprit across a colony convulsed by invasion and fear. His only clues are a Book of Proverbs and a small painted pin left with the victims.

Paul Shenstone Mysteries 2-Book Bundle: Quarrel with the Foe / Fire on the Runway

by Mel Bradshaw

This double edition of the Paul Shenstone Mystery series presents Mel Bradshaw’s original hit novel and its just-released sequel. Surviving the horrors of the Great War only be plunged into the machinations of rumrunners and plutocrats, detective Paul Shenstone keeps watch in the shadows of the Jazz Age. "Mel Bradshaw dazzled many readers…Now he’s done it again." - Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail "A double delight…totally immerses the reader." - ForeWord Reviews "Bradshaw has a winner here." Quill & Quire Fire on the Runway - Paul Shenstone Mystery #2 (NEW!) When grenade explodes outside a west-end hotel room, a failed assassination turns into a dangerous game that could plunge the world back into war. Quarrel with the Foe - Paul Shenstone Mystery #1 Once an infantryman in Flanders, detective Paul Shenstone now cleans scum off the streets in 1920s Toronto. But when an explosive case offers him a big break, can betray his fellow officers for it?

Serpents Rising: A Cullen and Cobb Mystery

by David A. Poulsen

A private investigator and a journalist take on a ruthless gang in Calgary to rescue a runaway and find justice for themselves. In 2005, journalist Adam Cullen’s wife, Donna, is killed by an arsonist. In desperation after police, fire department, and insurance investigators all give up trying to find the culprit, Cullen hires private detective Mike Cobb, but he, too, is stymied. Seven years later, Cobb re-enters Cullen’s life. A search for a crack-addicted teenage runaway is tangled up with Calgary’s most ruthless criminal organization — and a possible lead on Donna’s killer. The parallel investigations take the two onto Calgary’s meanest streets, populated by a vicious biker gang, a silky-smooth pedophile, and an assortment of people who aren’t at all what they seem. As they weave their way through long-buried secrets, Cullen and Cobb will come face-to-face with a cruelty they could never have expected … and a killer about to strike again.

Silver Totem of Shame: A Meg Harris Mystery

by R. J. Harlick

On Haida Gwaii, Meg unravels a story of betrayal that reaches back more than a century. While visiting Vancouver, Meg Harris encounters the crime scene of a murdered Haida carver. She and her husband Eric are forced to confront Eric’s painful past when the young victim’s identity is discovered. The repercussions send them up the coast to the islands of Haida Gwaii, land of the Haida, in search of the murdered boy’s family and his killer. As the search progresses, a totem pole carver sets out to depict the ancient tale of a long-ago chief’s treasure and how it incited deception and shame. This tragedy reaches its nasty tentacles into the present where Meg and Eric find themselves embroiled in a modern-day story of betrayal.

On Remembrance Day

by Eleanor Creasey

An exploration of Canadian Remembrance Day history, customs, and traditions. Who are the people who offered their lives in war? Why do we remember them? How do we honour their memory? For children learning about remembrance and the human toll of war, there can be hard questions to answer. This book is meant to answer the questions kids ask about Remembrance Day and to explain how and why we honour the men and women who have served our country. Canada has developed unique ways of honouring and demonstrating respect for its war dead and veterans. Through every generation there are Canadian families who have lost loved ones to international conflict and war. On Remembrance Day presents the origins, traditions, and customs of Canada’s Remembrance Day in a fashion that is engaging and easy to read.

Twenty Greatest Hockey Goals

by Eric Zweig

Every hockey fan remembers certain goals scored that stand out from all others. But if one had to name just 20 as the greatest ever accomplished, what would they be? There’s Paul Henderson’s third game-winning goal in 1972, the one that clinched the Summit Series for Canada against the Soviet Union. Also Mike Eruzione’s upset "Miracle on Ice" winner for the United States against the Soviets at Lake Placid in 1980. And don’t forget the famous Stanley Cup winners by the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Bill Barilko in 1951 and the Boston Bruins’ Bobby Orr in 1970. From the goal by the Montreal Victorias against the Winnipeg Victorias in the 1896 Stanley Cup rematch that truly made hockey’s most famous hardware a national event, to Wayne Gretzky’s 77th goal in 1982 that beat Phil Esposito’s single-season record for goals, to Sidney Crosby’s "golden goal" in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Zweig serves up a slice of exceptional hockey moments that’s sure to provoke heated discussion.

To Be a Friend: The Key to Friendship in Our Lives

by David E. Hunt

In today’s busy world, we may fail to realize that our need for friendship is as vital and important as our basic needs for food, air, and water. However, thanks to the high-stress environments people currently live in, they are now starting to realize how important friendship is to a healthy and full life. This book shows readers how to open the flow of friendship in their lives by learning to be friends. It offers activities that have proven helpful to participants in the author’s workshops, exercises that prompt readers to examine their personal beliefs about friendship and apply them in daily life. By following these activities, readers discover how to be friends with themselves, how to be friends with others, and how to strengthen existing friendships. Author David Hunt also describes his experiences with learning how to be a friend, including his successes and failures.

Victor Feldbrill: Canadian Conductor Extraordinaire

by Walter Pitman

Victor Feldbrill is an account of the life and cultural contribution of one of Canada’s most talented conductors. Born in 1924, he made his Toronto Symphony conducting debut at 18. He went on to become the artistic director of the Winnipeg Symphony, a conductor with the Toronto Symphony, and a guest conductor of virtually every major symphony orchestra in Canada. Feldbrill was also the first conductor-in-residence at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music from 1968 to 1982. However, what really set Feldbrill apart was his limitless enthusiasm and support of Canadian music and young musicians, as well as his insistence on playing the music of Canadian composers despite the reluctance of some orchestral managers and the initial opposition of audiences at the time. In doing so he reached out to young people and trained many to take their places as members of Canadian orchestras from coast to coast.

Into the Mist: The Story of the Empress of Ireland

by Anne Renaud

Short-listed for the 2011 Information Book Award and commended for the 2011 VOYA Non-Fiction Honour List From 1906 to 1914, the Empress of Ireland, one of the fastest and most elegant liners of the Edwardian era, graced the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Remembered primarily for sinking in only 14 minutes in the St. Lawrence River and for having a greater loss of passenger life than the Titanic, the Empress’s true legacy is the significant role it played in the building of Canada. During the ship’s many crossings between Canada and England, it ferried royalty, politicians, scientists, authors, actors, captains of industry, and military servicemen aboard its decks, but most important, it carried more than 115,000 hopeful immigrants who left Europe to build new lives on Canadian soil. Into the Mist is the story of the Empress of Ireland, of the many people who walked its decks, and how, in the early morning of May 29, 1914, it came to rest on the bottom of the St. Lawrence River.

Bad Girls and Other Perils

by Mike Strobel

Come and walk the offbeat world of Mike Strobels popular column in the Toronto Sun. Meet the legendary panhandler Shaky Lady; the Weasel, who knows where Jimmy Hoffa is buried; the secretive swinger Sexy Boots; the notorious Bicycle Bandit, who quit robbing banks, got a loan, and opened a bar; and Dr. Hook, the top doc whose professional fate rested on the cut of his jib. Youll also get a look at a fake orgasm champ, a practising witch turned beauty pageant queen, a boss cannonballer, and assorted other heroes, rogues, athletes, finks, politicos, celebrities, bureaucrats, sons, and lovers. Each column in this collection is a mini-world, tight and bright. Youll smile at Strobels take on the fads, fashions, morals, and hot topics of the day. Even the most serious issues are dissected and dispatched with often biting wit and cheek. (Warning: If youre a Montreal Canadiens fan, do not read this book.)

Feasting and Fasting: Canada's Heritage Celebrations

by Dorothy Duncan

Feasting and Fasting is an introduction to the foods and beverages that were a central part of how our ancestors celebrated important events. Long before the arrival of newcomers, the First Nations were celebrating the passages of life, the changing seasons, and the gifts of the Great Spirit with feasting. As settlers from around the world arrived on Canadas shores, they brought with them the memories and traditions from home. Diverse and unique culinary histories began to develop as the newcomers were unable to find some of their traditional ingredients and were forced to compromise. Wild game, fruit, plants, grains, vegetables, and maple sugar were often transformed from survival foods to the foods of celebration. Food brought families and communities together to pay tribute, to honour, to celebrate, to mourn, and to be comforted. This is a sampling of their events and what was on their tables at births, weddings, funerals, religious holidays, garden parties, and more!

Compassionate Messenger: True Stories from a Psychic Medium

by Benjamin Gleisser Carolyn Molnar

For more than thirty years, Toronto psychic medium Carolyn Molnar has been helping people whose friends and loved ones have crossed over. By bringing these people proof of spirit evidence that life continues past the transition we call death she has comforted thousands of clients by showing them that their loved ones are still with them. In this book, youll read positive, life-affirming true stories about the emotions that touch us all. From the ghost of a lost young boy to the mother who desperately wants to live long enough to see her daughter graduate high school, to the courageous young woman whose death is mourned by an entire community, these healing stories and others will demonstrate that even though we pass on, our love never dies.

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