Congrats To Sam Wiebe

rsz_screen_shot_2015-01-08_at_100106_amThe Crime Writers of Canada announced the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists for Crime Writing this week. Among the finalists for “Best First Novel” was Sam Wiebe for LAST OF THE INDEPENDENTS.

Best First Novel

  • Janet Brons, A Quiet Kill, Touchwood Editions
  • Steve Burrows, Siege of Bitterns, Dundurn Press
  • M.H. Callway, Windigo Fire, Seraphim Editions
  • Eve McBride, No Worst, There Is None, Dundurn Press
  • Sam Wiebe, Last of the Independents, Dundurn Press

imageI met Sam at Bouchercon in Long Beach late last year and read his debut novel shortly after. Here is the brief review I gave it on Amazon:

“What a great debut novel. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. The author clearly understands the rich history of Noir, but manages to update the genre in a truly compelling way. Definitely looking forward to more Vancouver Noir from Sam Wiebe.”

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