“As in all of Kalteis’ novels, Triggerfish unveils the dark side of B.C. life—the underbelly of “cool.” The story’s hero is a hard-drinking ex-cop, Rene Beckman, who, after barely surviving a confrontation with a knife-wielding terrorist, decides to cash in his disability insurance and buy a charter fishing boat. But the quiet life aboard the Triggerfish takes a dive when Beckman sails into a secret rendez-vous between Mexican drug smugglers on a submarine and the crew of a harbour tug sent by the buyers—the Rockers MC.”
Dietrich will be part of our local panel of writers who will close out the inaugural CUFFED Festival to discuss the noir style and how Vancouver lends itself as a great location for crime fiction.
Event #10 – Vancouver Noir – Sunday, March 13, 7:00 pm
Ian Hamilton’s “The Princeling of Nanjing” – selected as a Zoomers Must Read
“THE PRINCELING OF NANJING (House of Anansi Press)
In the latest instalment of the popular Ava Lee series, the fearless forensic accountant takes on the corrupt governor of a Chinese province and finds herself entangled in a web of corruption extending all the way to the top echelons of power in the U.S. and the U.K.”