COLD KILLINGS!!! Eric Wright, the creator of Superintendent Charlie Salter of the Metropolitan Toronto Police, is one of Canadas most honored mystery writers. The Crime Writers of Canada have recognized his work with four Arthur Ellis Awards two for Best Novel and two for Best Short Story.
A Killing Climate contains all of Eric Wrights short stories in the mystery field, including a locked-room mystery ("An Irish Jig"), espionage in the Far North ("Caves of Ice"), a comic caper story ("Two in the Bush"), and other exercises in ingenuity, character, and atmosphere. Many of the stories are set near Canadas Hudson Bay area, but a few (especially "Hephaestus" with its Caribbean vactioners) are in more temperate regions. The book concludes with the first short tale about Charlie Salter, a novella, "The Lady of Shalott," written especially for this volume.
New introduction by the author, and a checklist of Eric Wrights mystery novels and stories. Cover painting by Native American artist Barbara Mitchell. Cover design by Deborah Miller.