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Don Cherry (b. February 5th): “I think I’m a good Canadian…”

5 Feb

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“I think I’m a good Canadian, but I’m not the greatest Canadian.”  

~ Don Cherry, b. 5 February 1934

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Don Cherry (b. February 5th): “I think I’m a good Canadian…”

5 Feb

cherry-crop

“I think I’m a good Canadian, but I’m not the greatest Canadian.”  

~ Don Cherry, b. 5 February 1934

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/39406565463600971/

 

Don Cherry (b. Feb 5th): “I think I’m a good Canadian…”

5 Feb

cherry-crop

“I think I’m a good Canadian, but I’m not the greatest Canadian.”  

~ Don Cherry, b. 5 February 1934

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/39406565463600971/

 

Thrillerama Extravaganza: July 17-18

17 Jul

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THRILLERAMA EXTRAVAGANZA

If you love crime thrillers, this weekend (July 17-18 only) is your chance to load up on some terrific e-book bargains from among many American, British, Canadian (I’m one of them!), and Irish authors offering some of their best books for only $0.99.

See our Facebook page “Summer Reading Extravaganza!” at https://www.facebook.com/events/1006596246019368/

or follow this separate link: https://summerreadingextravaganza.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/al-quebeca-by-alan-annand-99c-on-july-17-and-18-in-the-summer-reading-extravaganza/

 

Thrillerama Extravaganza July 17-18th

16 Jul

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THRILLERAMA EXTRAVAGANZA

If you love crime thrillers, this weekend (July 17-18 only) is your chance to load up on some terrific e-book bargains from among many American, British, Canadian (I’m one of them!), and Irish authors offering some of their best books for only $0.99.

See our Facebook page “Summer Reading Extravaganza!” at https://www.facebook.com/events/1006596246019368/

or follow this separate link: https://summerreadingextravaganza.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/al-quebeca-by-alan-annand-99c-on-july-17-and-18-in-the-summer-reading-extravaganza/

 

Thrillerama Extravaganza July 17-18

15 Jul

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THRILLERAMA EXTRAVAGANZA

If you love crime thrillers, this weekend (July 17-18 only) is your chance to load up on some terrific e-book bargains from among many American, British, Canadian (I’m one of them!), and Irish authors offering some of their best books for only $0.99.

See our Facebook page “Summer Reading Extravaganza!” at https://www.facebook.com/events/1006596246019368/

or follow this separate link: https://summerreadingextravaganza.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/al-quebeca-by-alan-annand-99c-on-july-17-and-18-in-the-summer-reading-extravaganza/

 

Don Cherry (b. Feb 5th): “I think I’m a good Canadian…”

5 Feb

cherry

“I think I’m a good Canadian, but I’m not the greatest Canadian.”  

~ Don Cherry, b. 5 February 1934

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/39406565463600971/

 

Carol Shields (b. June 2): “I couldn’t have been a novelist without being a mother…”

2 Jun

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“I couldn’t have been a novelist without being a mother. It gives you a unique witness point of the growth of a personality. It was a kind of biological component for me that had to come first. My children gave this other window on the world.”

~ Carol Shields, b. 02 June 1935

Don Cherry (b. Feb 05): “I think I’m a good Canadian…”

5 Feb

cherry

“I think I’m a good Canadian, but I’m not the greatest Canadian.”  

~ Don Cherry, b. 5 February 1934

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/39406565463600971/

 

HARM’S WAY by Alan Annand: Top 10 in hard-boiled mystery!

12 Dec

thumb_HWFor the past three months, HARM’S WAY has been in Amazon’s Top Ten category for hard-boiled mystery thrillers.

Originally published by St.Martin’s Press in 1992 , I extensively rewrote this book for re-issue as an ebook in 2011.

Lee Harms, investigator-for-hire, is on the cusp of an on-and-off-again love affair with confidante and astrologer Celeste when fate serves up a witch’s brew of trouble.

Start with a broth of sexual intrigue, toss in a troubled redhead, stir in two kilos of cocaine, dissolve a few pages from a psychiatrist’s notebook, and bring to a boil the fury of a crime family whose son dies in a midnight bacchanal. Money ignites the fire under this cauldron, but sex, violence and the darker forces of human nature keep it bubbling.

As dangerous as it gets, Harms must rely on his own wits to out-maneuver crack-crazed thugs, libidinous porn stars, and a deranged young woman with a troubled past. But when criminals kidnap his own ten-year-old daughter, he plunges into their underworld to rescue her from harm’s way.

Upon its initial release, here were some of the reviews at the time:

“For Canadian writers setting hard-boiled stories in Canada, the closest thing yet to a US-style private eye is Montreal investigator Lee Harms in Harm’s Way by Alan Annand.” ~ Rara-Avis Reviews

Harm’s Way is a solid P.I. thriller, a nastier-than-you’d-expect slab of pornography, cocaine, gangsters, incest, madness, torture and vengeance.” ~ Thrilling Detective

“Energy, superior punch-‘em out sequences, and humor.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

“Underneath the New Age trappings, divorced ex-cop Harms is plenty hard-boiled, using fists, guns and sheer wit to escape the many tight spots here.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly

In its latest reincarnation, HARM’S WAY has garnered 20 reviews on Amazon averaging 4.0 stars. http://www.amazon.com/Harms-Way-Alan-Annand-ebook/dp/B005LVXIA2

On Barnes & Noble, there are 18 reviews averaging 4.2 stars. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/harms-way-alan-annand/1106579631

And on Apple iTunes, there are 46 reviews averaging 4.5 stars. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/harms-way/id471751935

More good news: just in time for Christmas, HARM’S WAY is now priced at only $0.99 for the ebook edition.

And for anyone who still enjoys a physical book (now just $7.65), see Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Harms-Way-Alan-Annand/dp/0986920622

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