“A real five-star read. I’m rarely 100% satisfied with mysteries… if the puzzle’s good, the characters are wooden, or the setting feels contrived to fit the plot. Not this time. From Cubans to Canadians, the characters are real, fleshed-out, and memorable. Old Havana and Ottawa feel authentic — not glossed up for escapist readers. And the plot (plots?) had me right to the last pages. Highly recommended! And you don’t need to read The Beggar’s Opera first. I hadn’t.”
E.R. Brown is the debut author of Almost Criminal, coming soon from Dundurn Press! If you’re in Vancouver, check out his launch on April 23rd in Gastown. Details here!