The spotlight is on the book, Invisible Dead, by Sam Wiebes, in this post from the Confessions of a Mystery Novelist blog.
Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. The noir PI novel has become a staple of crime fiction over the decades. Today, let’s take a closer look at one of them, and at the underside of life in Vancouver, and turn the spotlight on Sam Wiebe’s Invisible Dead.
As the novel opens, Vancouver PI Dave Wakeland interviews convicted murderer Ed Nichulls. One of Wakeland’s clients, Gail Kirby, believes that Nichulls might have killed her daughter, Chelsea Loam, eleven years earlier, and she’s hired Wakeland to follow up. Nichulls claims not to even know Chelsea, let alone have killed her. But he hints that there are some ‘real bad people’ out there who might have done so. This particular tip hasn’t panned out, but Wakeland’s client insists he stay on the case and do whatever it takes to find out what happened to Chelsea.
It’s not going…
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