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A Pratt & Ellis Mystery
Adult Fiction
Pages: 176
Themes: crime fiction, murder mystery, police procedural, Toronto, police partners, hit-and-run, revenge
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 25/Oct/2016
Fry Reading Level: 3.3
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Toronto homicide detectives Pratt and Ellis are brought in to investigate a series of hit-and-runs. Someone seems to be trying to kill random people using stolen cars. The detectives try to find any connections between the victims that might indicate something else at work. What they discover is beyond their wildest imagining.

Kirkus Reviews
"Blechta wastes not a minute in laying out this compact, sharply focused tale."
Metapsychology Online Reviews
"Unique? Absolutely. This is a mystery...that will have you, like me, reading it in one sitting. Interesting and well developed characters, a serious crime, a need to solve it as quickly as possible, and a believable and satisfactory conclusion."
Reviewing the Evidence blog
"In less than two hundred pages Toronto author Rick Blechta has created a cracking good mystery, one that will challenge and entertain readers until the final pages...Blechta writes with the assurance and ease we have come to expect from this accomplished author. A fine read."


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