Last of the Independents

Category: Last of the Independents

Dundurn is excited to announce that Sam Wiebe has taken home the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in the mystery category for his debut novel, Last of the Independents ─ the first installment of the Vancouver Noir series set in the author’s home city. Winners of the $10,000 prize were announced Tuesday evening at a reception in Toronto.

Vancouver Noir

Posted on August 8 by Sam Wiebe

Browse the mystery section of your local bookstore, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a book that doesn’t have a subtitle of the “A [Detective’s Name] Investigation” variety. Whether it’s a Rebus novel or a Miss Marple mystery, the common thread and selling point of the series is the stability of the main character. It’s a reassurance to the readers that nothing will really happen to them.

This morning Dundurn Press was pleased to learn that three of its crime writers were shortlisted for this year’s Arthur Ellis Awards, further concretizing its reputation for producing stellar Canadian crime and mystery writing and publishing groundbreaking new authors. The shortlist was announced yesterday evening in events across the country.