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Buffalo Jump

Buffalo Jump by Howard Shrier
Jun 03, 2008 | 368 Pages
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“This first book by Shrier is top-notch, a page-turner to rate with the best of them and with some memorable characters. It also contains just the right dose of cynicism and dark humour, both of which mark the best of the private-eye novels.”
The Guelph Mercury

“Blunt action, realistically and graphically described and paced with just enough time to catch your breath before the next sudden eruption. Add the right feel for dialogue, a plot and writing that’s just the ideal temperature for a mystery-thriller and you have Buffalo Jump.… A debut novel with a well-juggled storyline brimming with dry humour, a cast of oddball characters, and graphic scenes that come alive with action. A must-read for summer.”
The Hamilton Spectator

Buffalo Jump…introduce[s] a strong, clear voice with a wry sense of humour.”
Quill & Quire

“A great debut novel from Montreal-born Torontonian Shrier, and it introduces PI Jonah Geller in what is certainly going to be a fine series. The plot is tight, the characters engaging, and this one even has a believable – and sympathetic – bad guy.”
The Globe and Mail

"Howard Shrier’s Buffalo Jump jumps right off the page. It’s a barreling freight train of a mystery, and I can’t wait for Jonah Geller’s next case."
— Linwood Barclay, Toronto Star columnist and author of several critically acclaimed novels, including Stone Rain and Lone Wolf

"A cast of compelling oddballs; a complex, funny and always surprising hero and a plot as fresh and twisty as today’s headlines – Shrier juggles them all deftly and nails his first crime novel with the aplomb and impact of a seasoned pro. A completely satisfying read that made me wish Jonah Geller could work cases on my shows."
— René Balcer, Emmy-winning executive producer/head writer of Law & Order, creator of Law & Order Criminal Intent, winner of the Peabody Award and of four Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America

“Buffalo Jump is a winner.”
National Post

“A crime story that is both thrilling and thoughtful.”
— Kelley Armstrong, bestselling author of the Women of the Otherworld series


Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel WINNER 2009

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