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John McFetridge named one of ten rising Canadian mystery writers to watch by Quill & Quire

Publication: 
Quill & Quire
Review title: 
Perfect Crimes: Ten rising Canadian mystery writers to watch
Review date: 
11/01/2007

Reviewer

Sarah
Weinman

Why you should read him: McFetridge describes a Toronto of opportunists, seedy deals, and double-crosses not unlike Elmore Leonard's Detroit or James Ellroy's Los Angeles, but his books are distinctly rooted in his home city's rhythms and flavours. Start with: Dirty Sweet (ECW Press, 2006), McFetridge's first novel, in which a murder becomes an opportunity for real estate agent Roxanne Carter to embroil herself in the doings of the Russian mafia -- and possibly come out ahead. Fun fact: McFetridge recently sold Dirty Sweet and the follow-up, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, to the U.S. publisher Harcourt -- which will publish the books next year with eye-popping retro 1970s covers.