Last of the Independents

Last of the Independents

eBook - 2014
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2015 Kobo Emerging Writer's -- Winner, Fiction

2015 Arthur Ellis Award -- Nominated, Best First Novel

2012 Unhanged Arthur Award -- Winner, Best Unpublished First Crime Novel

What do a necrophile, a missing boy, and an unsavoury P.I. have in common? Private detective Michael Drayton is about to find out....

Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Drayton runs a private investigation agency in Vancouver that specializes in missing persons -- only, as Mike has discovered, some missing people stay with you. Still haunted by the unsolved disappearance of a young girl, Mike is hired to find the vanished son of a local junk merchant. However, he quickly discovers that the case has been damaged by a crooked private eye and dismissed by a disinterested justice system. Worse, the only viable lead involves a drug-addicted car thief with gang connections.

As the stakes rise, Mike attempts to balance his search for the junk merchant's son with a more profitable case involving a necrophile and a funeral home, while simultaneously struggling to keep a disreputable psychic from bilking the mother of a missing girl.
Publisher: Toronto :, Dundurn Press,, 2014
ISBN: 9781459709508
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Feb 15, 2017

I forced myself to finish this book. It is really challenging to immerse yourself in a book when there are so many errors. It feels like I read the rough draft because the author/editor couldn't be bothered to edit and write a good copy. I resent the lack of care put into this book.


Aug 29, 2016

very good read, great having a story set locally...very believable characters, plot was good in a noir way...highly recommended

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