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list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Oct 2016
ISBN:9781459810105
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Rundown

A Pratt & Ellis Mystery

by Rick Blechta

tagged: police procedural, urban life, crime
Description

Toronto homicide detectives Pratt and Ellis are brought in to investigate a series of hit-and-runs. Someone seems to be trying to kill random people using stolen cars. The detectives try to find any connections between the victims that might indicate something else at work. What they discover is beyond their wildest imagining.

About the Author

Rick Blechta brings his musician's viewpoint to the thriller genre in such novels as Shooting Straight in the Dark, When Hell Freezes Over, and The Fallen One. Cemetery of the Nameless was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel. Rick is an active musician in Toronto.

Awards
  • Short-listed, Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing—Best Novella
  • Winner, Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novella
Editorial Reviews

"Unique? Absolutely. This is a mystery...that will have you, like me, reading it in one sitting. Interesting and well developed characters, a serious crime, a need to solve it as quickly as possible, and a believable and satisfactory conclusion."

— Metapsychology Online Reviews

"Blechta wastes not a minute in laying out this compact, sharply focused tale."

— Kirkus Reviews

"In less than two hundred pages Toronto author Rick Blechta has created a cracking good mystery, one that will challenge and entertain readers until the final pages...Blechta writes with the assurance and ease we have come to expect from this accomplished author. A fine read."

— Reviewing the Evidence blog
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