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Howard Shrier

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Award-winning author Howard Shrier was born and raised in Montreal, where he earned an Honours Degree in Journalism and Creative Writing at Concordia University. Since then he has worked in a wide variety of media, including print, magazine and radio journalism, theatre and television, sketch comedy and improv. He has also been a senior communications advisor to government agencies. He now lives in Toronto with his wife and their two sons.

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Arthur Ellis Award
◊ Best First Novel (2009): Buffalo Jump
◊ Best Novel (2010): High Chicago


Arthur Ellis Award, Best Novel of 2013: Miss Montreal

Bony Blithe Award, Best Humourous Mystery of 2013: Miss Montreal

The corrupt sheriff of Huron County, Earl Keene, tells six men in witness protection they now work for him.
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Buffalo Jump (Jonah Geller #1)
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Boston Cream (Jonah Geller #3)
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High Chicago (Jonah Geller #2)
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Howard Shrier is on page 190 of 487 of Humboldt's Gift: It's a densely written book that needs to be savoured. A change of pace from much of the crime fiction I read.
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"I hope to meet all the nominated authors at the Toronto Arts and Letters Club June 5. Together we are making Canadian crime cool! "
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Howard Shrier The Black Dahlia, by James Ellroy. I read it years ago but I'm rereading it now because my next book will be set in 1950,shortly after the Dahlia story... You?

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Zoë Sharp Hi Howard. Thanks so much for Friending me here. So, what are you reading at the moment?

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Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Howard.

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