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Vancouver Noir

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"Vancouver Noir is an excellent anthology that would appeal to short-story fans of all types--even those who don’t read the genre on a regular basis...Like the earlier volumesToronto Noir andMontreal Noir, the new anthology serves as a fantastic introduction for those unfamiliar with the genre and a reminder that Canada, bursting with amazing writers, is one of the strongest countries for crime writing in the world."

--Quill & Quire, Starred review

From the introduction by Sam Wiebe:

You might wonder what shadows could exist in Vancouver, rain-spattered jewel of the Pacific Northwest. Nestled between the US border and the Coast Mountains, the city's postcard charms are familiar, even to those who’ve never been here, thanks to the films and TV shows shot in Hollywood North:The X-Files and Deadpool, Rumble in the Bronx and Jason Takes Manhattan.Vancouver is the so-called City of Glass. A nice place, in any case, and much too nice for noir.

Looked at from afar, Vancouver may seem idyllic. But living here is different--cold and baffling and occasionally hostile. While outsiders focus on high-test BC bud, locals see a heroin crisis: Vancouver is home to the first legalized safe-injection site in North America, now heavily taxed by overdoses resulting from street drugs cut with fentanyl. It's ground zero for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, a nationwide catastrophe involving the deaths anddisappearances of hundreds of marginalized women. Money and status trample culture and community...If Vancouver is a City of Glass, that glass is underneath our feet.