Number 109

CNQ Issue #109: The Crime Issue (Spring/Summer 2021)

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The Landscape

  • by Seth

What’s Old | Notable CanLit reissues and offerings from the country’s antiquarian booksellers

  • The Executioners by Brian Moore | Harlequin Books, 1951
  • French for Murder by Bernard Mara | Fawcett Publications
  • Hunter with Harpoon by Markoosie Patsauq | McGill-Queen’s University Press
  • When He Was Free and Young and He Used to Wear Silks by Austin Clarke | House of Anansi
  • Dirty Words: Selected Poems, 1997-2016 by Carmine Starnino | Gaspereau Press


  • Guest Editor’s Note by Brian Busby

The Dusty Bookcase | A casual exploration of Canada’s suppressed, ignored, and forgotten literature

  • Beat The Rich: Grant Allen’s An African Millionaire by Brian Busby



The Cinema

  • Vice Versa: Why 1986’s “Blue City” remains one of the best worst movies ever made by Chris Kelly


  • Interview with Danny McAuley by Brian Busby

Used and Rare

  • The List by  David Mason

The North Wing



Shelf Talkers

  • The Bookshelf, Guelph


  • Writing Thrillers for Profit: A Practical Guide by Stephen Fowler