Last of the Independents

Last of the Independents

Vancouver Noir

Book - 2014
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"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" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2014.
ISBN: 9781459709485
1459709489
Branch Call Number: WIEBE S
Characteristics: 331 p. ; 21 cm.

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athena14
Jul 22, 2019

Cover blurb: "Sam Wiebe's Last of the Independents won an Arthur Ellis Award for Best Unpublished First Novel." What a shame it didn't stay unpublished. Vile novel.

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subtlehue
Feb 15, 2017

I forced myself to finish this book. It is really challenging to immerse yourself in a book when there are so many errors. It feels like I read the rough draft because the author/editor couldn't be bothered to edit and write a good copy. I resent the lack of care put into this book.

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS BOOK.

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storywizard
Aug 29, 2016

very good read, great having a story set locally...very believable characters, plot was good in a noir way...highly recommended

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