A Private Man
Author: Chris Laing
$19.95 Cdn/trade paperback
$19.95 US/trade paperback
6″ x 9″
“July, 1947. And hotter than hell in Hamilton.”
So begins Chris Laing’s intriguing novel about the exploits of Max Dexter, former RCMP officer. Max, an army veteran recently discharged and limping from a serious war injury, returns to his hometown to run his own private detective agency. But he gets more than he bargained for when he takes on a missing person case for an affluent new client. Soon more than the weather is making things hot for Max and his comely new assistant, Isabel O’Brien. They become involved with arson, art theft, murder and money laundering. The trail leads through the mansions of high society and along the gritty streets of Hamilton to a rip-roaring climax in Niagara Falls.
Finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award – Best First Crime Novel 2013.
Local writer explores Hamilton after WWII in new novel
A Private Man by Chris Laing,
reviewed by Liz Mackay Wickham