***WINNER*** Western Writers of America
2019 Golden Spur award for Best Short Fiction
"Buck's Last Ride"
One of Canada's great unsung crime writers, Therese Greenwood is a two-time finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story and the winner of the esteemed Bony Pete Award from the Bloody Words Festival. Collected here, for the first time, are 14 of her best stories, originally found in the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, The Kingston Whig-Standard, and numerous anthologies.
These are tales of Prohibition-era crime, small-town murder, and family betrayal. This is a Canada populated by backwoods kingpins, delusional dreamers, quirky neighbours, devilish delinquents, and unlikely villians. In lakeside villages, prairie farm communities, and oil-rich boomtowns of the Great White North, these stories echo through time from the 1800s to the new millenia with a distinct Canadian flavour and delicate touches of darkness that hearken back to the great pulp writers.