Last of the Independents : Vancouver Noir Paperback / softback
by Sam Wiebe
Part of the Vancouver Noir series
2015 Kobo Emerging Writer's - Winner, Fiction 2015 Arthur Ellis Award - Nominated, Best First Novel2012 Unhanged Arthur Award - Winner, Best Unpublished First Crime Novel What do a necrophile, a missing boy, and an unsavoury P.I. have in common? Private detective Michael Drayton is about to find out.... Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Drayton runs a private investigation agency in Vancouver that specializes in missing persons - only, as Mike has discovered, some missing people stay with you.
Still haunted by the unsolved disappearance of a young girl, Mike is hired to find the vanished son of a local junk merchant.
However, he quickly discovers that the case has been damaged by a crooked private eye and dismissed by a disinterested justice system.
Worse, the only viable lead involves a drug-addicted car thief with gang connections. As the stakes rise, Mike attempts to balance his search for the junk merchant's son with a more profitable case involving a necrophile and a funeral home, while simultaneously struggling to keep a disreputable psychic from bilking the mother of a missing girl.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Dundurn Group Ltd
- Publication Date: 23/09/2014
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781459709485
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