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When a woman’s body is found on the banks of the Don River in Toronto on Christmas Day in 1887, it sets off a mystery that will have you on the edge of your seat! The lead detective, John Beatty, and his sharp partner, Emile Chambers, navigate the twists and turns of the city’s criminal underworld to track down the killer.

As John closes in on his main suspect, William O’Sullivan, they uncover a web of betrayal and deceit that will keep you guessing until the end. But that’s not all – John’s father passes away during the investigation and leaves him a house, adding another layer of intrigue to the story.

“Cold Snap” is a gripping murder mystery with engaging characters, an intricate plot, and a vivid sense of time and place. It’s a page-turner that you won’t want to put down!

6” X 9” 190 pages, paperback, perfect bound  ISBN: 978-1-990213-02-1 

John Beatty

Fall 2023

Tasked with a dangerous quest, Vikkama, a Buddhist monk, and a mind-bending carpenter named Advaith, journey through the Sangara Peninsula, to recover a precious lost relic belonging to the White Monastery. As they navigate the Panagama River, they meet allies and enemies, encounter the mythic, water-dwelling Nagae, are hampered by bandits, storms, murderous ghosts, and must evade a maniacal, military deserter bent on revenge.  In time, they find themselves in the middle of hostilities that could plunge the Sangara Peninsula into a conflict that would last for generations.

6" X 9" 390 pages, paperback, perfect bound  ISBN: 978-1-7771539-7-7 

"This novel is well-paced, with many diversions and locales presented in episodic chapters that still propel the main adventure plot forward ... solidly written, with clear prose and believable dialogue. The narration has a charming, raconteur quality to it. The novel's south Asian aesthetic is different from many fantasy adventures, and the Buddhist influence is a welcome change of perspective for the genre. The travellers, eventually four, who make up the protagonist’s party for much of the book, have a quiet camaraderie between them that strengthens as they encounter more locations and adventures."

The Booklife Prize Review 2020

Monk On A River

Fall 2023

Quest for the Blue Dorge


Cold Snap

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