May 3, 2020

Reviewed by Ian Thomas Shaw

Who is Ian Hamilton? Well, he is currently one of the most prolific writers in Canada, and BBC Culture recently listed him as one of the top ten crime/mystery/thriller writers in the last 30 years. Since starting to write in 2010 as a rehabil...

April 4, 2020

We face strange times as a deadly virus crawls through our communities, challenging the resilience of health systems and the continuity of our economies. Undoubtedly, this will inspire many books, both fact and fiction. The world is much larger though than this current...

April 4, 2020

Reviewed by Ian Thomas Shaw

Some novels have strong openings followed by a memorable crescendo, only to peter out in the last third of the narrative. Anita Kushwaha's Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters does the opposite. So much so that the last 130 pages would be bril...

April 4, 2020

Reviewed by Timothy Niedermann

Jerry Levy’s second volume of short stories confirms his status as a challenging and engaging Canadian writer. This latest collection (like his first, Urban Legend, which appeared in 2013) focuses primarily on urban individuals, many of wh...

April 4, 2020

Reviewed by Jim Napier

In Spiked, author Randall Denley offers readers a political thriller wrapped up in a murder mystery and grounded in a convincing portrait of Ottawa’s nuanced and high-pressure political scene.

Kris Redner is a forty-year-old Crime columnist for the...

April 4, 2020

Reviewed by Wendy Hawkin

A Yukon camping getaway in December with a Newfoundland dog and a wolf-dog tells you how much Casey and Eric need a break alone together. Eric Dalton is the Sheriff of Rockton, a Yukon town of two hundred rebellious refugees and Casey Duncan is...

March 8, 2020

A still snowy spring is around the corner in Ottawa. Cross your fingers for a few crocuses by the end of the month, and sit back and enjoy five new ORB reviews on the works of novelists Megan Gail Coles, Brian Van Norman, Richard King and Mike Martin and poet Elee Kral...

March 8, 2020

Reviewed by Menaka Raman-Wilms 

Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club is a memorable, consuming story. The book follows several individuals through a day during a February storm in St. John’s, where personal conflicts collide at a small restaurant in town. Whi...

March 8, 2020

Reviewed by Amanda Hale


Brian Van Norman’s novel, Against the Machine: Luddites, is not only a great read, it is an important book that accomplishes what historical fiction does best: it shines the torch of a specific historical event on a parallel contemporary trend....

March 8, 2020

Reviewed by Ian Thomas Shaw

Richard King's latest crime novel, A Stab at Life, offers readers a fresh look at sleuthing and medical science. Set in Montreal, it also draws on that city's rich multicultural and bilingual setting. 

The story opens with police officers, Gil...

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Contributors to
the June 2020 Issue

Margo LaPierre

J.R. McConvey

Jim Napier

Timothy Niedermann

 

 

 

Innana Publications

June 11, 2020. 5 pm

Virtual Launch with

Lisa BraxtonApril Ford, Rebecca Luce-Kapler, and Ursula Pflug, Click on image below for details :)

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