Summer Readings | A tour of Quebec in thrillers

The investigation will be conducted in Quebec this summer. Here are 12 crime novels released in the past year that will have you hooked across the province.

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Laila Maalouf

Laila Maalouf
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An investigation at Murray Bay

Charlevoix

An investigation at Murray Bay

An investigation at Murray Bay

Quebec America

Fans of thrillers and historical novels will enjoy this action set in July 1910 in Murray Bay, a wealthy Anglo-Saxon enclave in the heart of Charlevoix. When a suspicious death is discovered, Inspector Édouard Lavergne is sent from Montreal as reinforcements and threatens to disturb the vacationers’ peace.

The Amazing Memory of Ice Cream

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The Amazing Memory of Ice Cream

The Amazing Memory of Ice Cream

Druid

The author was inspired by her job as a reporter to mold her new hero, investigative journalist Michel Duquesne. Sent to the scene of a fire that killed four people in a small fictional village reminiscent of Lac-Brome, he risks his life discovering the ramifications of a much dirtier affair.

prey

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prey

prey

Quebec America

In a small village in the Eastern Townships near the Maine border, this unbearable tension takes place, reminiscent of the novel by the same author. buzzard. Three teenagers who have gone camping in the woods in a quiet spot near a river see their getaway turn into a nightmare when a deranged person attacks them.

Until the last cry

Northern Quebec

Until the last scream

Until the last scream

Free expression

SPVM investigator Victor Lessard and his partner Jacinthe Taillon are rather regulars in the metropolis… But they lead us here on a breathless hunt near the Matagami mine, where a hostage-taker demands negotiations with the Montrealer cop, who is forced to cooperate with the RCMP.

The madness of the crowds

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The madness of the crowds

The madness of the crowds

Flammarion Quebec

The village of Three Pines may not exist, but the author drew inspiration for her series starring Armand Gamache from the Knowlton area, where she has lived for years. There’s even a guided tour of the region to follow in the footsteps of the investigator whose 17th birthdaye Title focuses on the violence fueled by hate speech.

The goals

Quebec

The goals

The goals

Druid

Even if this last title by Maud Graham dates back to the summer of 2020, the Quebec policewoman remains indispensable in the landscape of Quebec thrillers – especially since she was 20e Title, one less, is scheduled for next October, using the resurgence of femicides during the pandemic as a starting point. in the The goalsMeanwhile, Maud Graham investigates a murder and disappearance that happened years ago and was never solved.

stigmata

Quebec

stigmata

stigmata

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Detective Sergeant Francis Pagliaro addresses this fifth investigation into the suicide of a Donnacona prison inmate, a Quebec pharmacist convicted of murdering a woman and her son. The policeman, known for his humanism and his penchant for philosophy, then decides to open the file again.

Éloi Fortier, wreck hunter

Lower St Lawrence

Éloi Fortier, Shipwreck Hunter - Forgotten by the River

Éloi Fortier, Shipwreck Hunter – Forgotten by the River

Flammarion Quebec

Sea investigators are not legion in this genre and here is a very original starting point. Éloi Fortier explores the mysterious waters of the river in search of wrecks and the mysteries of their sinking. He finds himself investigating a legendary ship’s mechanic while following a dangerous underwater trail from Métis-sur-Mer to Rimouski and Matane.

In the shadow of the Holy Mafia

Abitibi Temiscamingue

In the shadow of the Holy Mafia

In the shadow of the Holy Mafia

Druid

This historical thriller puts us at the heart of a clerical drama that threatens to tarnish the Church’s reputation. When tragedy strikes a community in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, a lawyer connects the drowning of a young woman that occurred 25 years earlier in the capital and dares to defy the bans of the time and the almighty clergy .

Dangerous driving

Three Rivers

Dangerous driving

Dangerous driving

Saint-John Editor

Big hit hero The case of Melodie Cormier, the inspector of Trois-Rivières, Jean-Sébastien Héroux, investigates in this sixth title a case that reminds him of the disappearance of the young girl that happened a few years earlier. He also has to deal with a resurfaced fugitive and takes us to the heart of stories that may be linked.

hell without confession

Montreal

hell without confession

hell without confession

Editions du Cor au fond de bois

This supernatural thriller follows a young man’s descent into hell whose life is changed after the discovery of a body in his apartment building. Then he finds himself thrown into a waking nightmare together with a neighbor with divine powers and meets a strange investigative duo. Oppressive atmosphere in the heart of the metropolis.

On the edge of the apocalypse

Montreal

On the edge of the apocalypse

On the edge of the apocalypse

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These stories, gathered under the sign of the apocalypse, are so many opportunities to reconnect with former SPVM inspector Gonzague Théberge or to discover other characters from the author’s universe such as the writer Victor Prose. Together they follow in the footsteps of vicious killers in the heart of the city.

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