Michael J. McCann

Born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, Michael J. McCann is the author of Sorrow Lake, which has been shortlisted for the 2015 Hammett Prize for literary excellence in crime fiction.

A graduate of Trent University in Peterborough and Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, he is the former editor of Criminal Reports (Third Series) with Carswell Legal Publications. He worked for 15 years with Canada Customs (now CBSA) as a training specialist, project officer, and national program manager.

He now lives and writes in Oxford Station, Ontario, where he is the author of the Donaghue and Stainer Crime Novel series and The Ghost Man, a supernatural thriller.

Book Reviews by Michael J. McCann

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“Dragon Teeth is an effective, page-turning combination of historical fact and fast-paced fiction.”

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Lars Martin Johansson, retired head of the Swedish National Criminal Police, stops at a well-known hotdog kiosk for a quick bite to eat before heading home.

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“an uncomplicated, entertaining thriller that’s easy to read and hard to put down.”

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“a ride you won’t want to miss.”

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The Star Wars franchise, with its blockbuster feature films, Disney animated series, and bestselling novels, needs no introduction.

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The kidnapping of a businessman in broad daylight from a street on the Upper East Side draws forensic specialist Lincoln Rhyme and NYPD detective Amelia Sachs into the case of The Composer, a myste

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“debut effort . . . ultimately not worth your time.”

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William Brodrick was an Augustinian friar before leaving the order to become a lawyer and a novelist.

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Henry Chang’s crime novel Lucky marks the fifth appearance of New York Police Department Detective Jack Yu.

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Heartbreak Hotel, the 32nd novel in the Alex Delaware series by Jonathan Kellerman, begins with an enticing hook.

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The Nowhere Man is a good ride down a toboggan run of nonstop action and intrigue.”

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a remarkable accomplishment in literary suspense.”

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Why does a man who has been out of the game for 35 years suddenly become a red-hot target for a military intelligence section determined to remove him permanently from the playing field?

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The year is 1886, the place is Colfax County, New Mexico, and the situation is tense. Deputy Sheriff Tommy Stallings is tracking psychopathic bank robber Jake Flynt and his gang.

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The Knife Slipped is a gift to aficionados of the Cool and Lam series . . .”

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Crime fiction and suspense author Lawrence Block has been publishing for more than 50 years, and his latest offering is a case study in the crafting of a successful anthology of fiction: begin with

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Out of Bounds is Val McDermid’s 30th novel.

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In the spring of 1861, scant months after the secession of the southern states and the commencement of the Civil War, the United States government was faced with a crisis of logistics.

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Playing Through the Whistle captures the story of Aliquippa, a small city of just over 9,000 people in western Pennsylvania, not far from Pittsburgh.

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Every now and again a book falls into your lap that refuses to be ignored. Your fingers, seemingly with a mind of their own, open the cover and begin to turn the pages.

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In 2004, Søren Hammer arrived at the house in Frederiksvaerk, Denmark, where his younger sister Lotte lived with her husband and children.