Howard Shrier

www.howardshrier.com

Howard Shrier is a speech-writer and public relations consultant. His novels, featuring Jewish private investigator Jonah Geller have won multiple awards.

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Miss Montreal

After what happened in PI Jonah Geller’s last case, Boston Cream, Jonah can’t show his face in the U.S. again. Which is fine with him. He’s got a new job in Montreal, one of the world’s most colourful and downright scandalous cities. An old friend has been brutally murdered there and the police investigation is stalled. With an election looming and political tensions seething, Jonah and former hit man Dante Ryan have to battle religious fanatics, gun runners and a twisted political dynasty to get to the truth.

Buffalo Jump and High Chicago, Howard Shrier’s first two books, won the Arthur Ellis award for good reason: Shrier blends humour, action and heart like no other writer. And as a native of Montreal, Shrier brings the city to life in all its grit and glamour.

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Boston Cream

David Fine is not the kind of guy to go missing. Or so his father tells PI Jonah Geller. A brilliant young surgeon-in-training, devout, devoted to his parents–last seen 2 weeks ago leaving the Boston hospital where he worked. Still recovering from a concussion, Jonah and partner Jenn Raudsepp soon find out that David fled for his life after a vicious Irish crime boss tried to abduct him. And that he’s more likely dead than alive. Then Jenn joins the ranks of the missing, and Jonah needs help from former hit man Dante Ryan and two local wise guys as he races the clock to save her life, one step ahead of the Boston law.

Rights sold:
Canada - Random House of Canada

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High Chicago

Toronto investigator Jonah Geller has opened his own agency, World Repairs, with best friend and partner Jenn Raudsepp. Asked to investigate the apparent suicide of a young woman, they’re drawn into the high-stakes world of construction and development on a long-neglected parcel of Toronto’s waterfront. Clues lead them to suspect that fabled real estate tycoon Simon Birk—the partner of the dead girl’s father—is killing anyone who gets in the way of the project. Without enough evidence to convince Homicide Sergeant Katherine Hollinger, Jonah heads off to Chicago to take on Birk, his creepy hairless bodyguard and a corrupt cop. As Birk unleashes a wave of attacks against Jonah, he calls on reinforcements, including former hit man Dante Ryan, and crafts an audacious plan to take down one of Chicago’s most powerful men.

Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year.

Rights sold:
Canada - Random House of Canada

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Buffalo Jump

Toronto investigator Jonah Geller is at a low point in his life following a blown undercover assignment. His girlfriend dumped him, his boss has him on a short leash and he’s nursing a bullet wound. Then hit man Dante Ryan breaks into his apartment—not to kill him but to plead for help. Ryan has been ordered to murder a local pharmacist, his wife and five-year-old boy, but with a son of his own that age, can’t bring himself to do it. It’s up to Jonah to find out who took out the contract in time to prevent a slaughter. Soon he and Ryan are crossing the river to Buffalo, taking on unseen enemies seeking to control a new kind of drug empire.

Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel of the Year.

Rights sold:
Canada - Random House of Canada

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