With its memorable characters, rich atmosphere, and shrewd plot, Without Blood is a welcome addition to Montreal noir.
Kathy Reichs, author of the Temperance Brennan Bones series
With a strong Montreal setting and a twisty, dual-strand plot that keeps you guessing, Martin Michaud's Without Blood is the real thing. Join me in offering a warm welcome to Victor Lessard as he joins the ranks of fictional detectives.
Peter Robinson, author of the Inspector Banks series
Atmospheric and compelling, Without Blood is a spine-chilling read with an intensely memorable cast.
Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of A Deadly Divide
The story is told in quick snippets (the classic thousand-piece puzzle) and keeps us turning pages well into the night.
Journal de Montreal
A success from the first page to the last!... Three plot lines and numerous destinies are woven together in this captivating and remarkable thriller.
Le Journal de Sherbrooke
A gripping plot … well-written and captivating.
A raucous crime thriller.
Publishers Weekly, for Never Forget
A fine crime novel featuring a cast of well-delineated characters and a plot that demands the reader's undivided attention.
Booklist, for Never Forget
Never Forget is a crackerjack read. Michaud artfully constructs the world of the Montreal police and a broad cast of characters while keeping his eye steady on ways to ratchet up the tension at every turn.
Quill & Quire, for Never Forget
The atmospheric series is to Montreal what the late Swedish writer Henning Mankell’s crime novels are to Stockholm.
Michaud keeps the reader guessing as to what's real and what's dream. Those who like their mysteries with a surreal touch will be rewarded.
Of all the thriller novels I've read over the past few years, I can recommend no other as highly as this one.
Without Blood is a genre-busting novel that lies somewhere between a traditional police procedural and a paranormal flight of fancy ... will appeal to readers in search of a challenging puzzle and a gripping, atmospheric thriller.
The Ottawa Review of Books
Drawing on his Montreal background, Michaud has woven an intricate tale that slides back and forth in time, and is told from multiple viewpoints. It will appeal to readers in search of a challenging puzzle and a gripping thriller.
Reviewing the Evidence