That Sleep of Death: A Sam Wiseman Mystery and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Start reading That Sleep of Death: A Sam Wiseman Mystery on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

That Sleep of Death: A Sam Wiseman Mystery [Paperback]

Richard King
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
List Price: CDN$ 11.99
Price: CDN$ 10.79 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
You Save: CDN$ 1.20 (10%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Usually ships within 1 to 2 months.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition CDN $5.59  
Paperback CDN $10.79  
Mass Market Paperback --  

Book Description

May 1 2002 A Sam Wiseman Mystery (Book 1)

Sam Wiseman runs an independent bookstore near McGill University in the heart of Montreal. His existence is untroubled and his relationships are steady - until the day he stops a shoplifter. Out of this seemingly innocent incident, Sam becomes friends with Gaston Lemieux, a police detective with a great affection for nineteenth-century British novels.

The friendship comes into play when Sam discovers the body of professor Harold Hilliard - a long-time customer of the store - dead in his office at McGill. Sam is implicated in the murder when it is discovered that the victim is clutching a special order form from Sam's store in what clearly is an attempt to reveal the identity of his murderer.

Part police-procedural and part cozy mystery, That Sleep of Death introduces a new sleuth to the Canadian murder-mystery scene - one whose continuing presence will be anticipated and enjoyed for mysteries to come.


Product Details


Product Description

Review

Sam Wiseman runs an independent bookstore near McGill University in the heart of Montreal. His existence is untroubled and his relationships are steady - until the day he stops a shoplifter. Out of this seemingly innocent incident, Sam becomes friends with Gaston Lemieux, a police detective with a great affection for nineteenth-century British novels.

The friendship comes into play when Sam discovers the body of professor Harold Hilliard - a long-time customer of the store - dead in his office at McGill. Sam is implicated in the murder when it is discovered that the victim is clutching a special order form from Sam's store in what clearly is an attempt to reveal the identity of his murderer.

Part police-procedural and part cozy mystery, That Sleep of Death introduces a new sleuth to the Canadian murder-mystery scene - one whose continuing presence will be anticipated and enjoyed for mysteries to come.



Like every good murder mystery, King's debut novel, That Sleep of Death, keeps its reader guessing until the very end. The books grabs hold of the reader's attention quickly and never lets go. It remains engaging, fast-paced and finely written throughout. (Stephanie Cesca The Chronicle-Herald 2002-08-04)

The plot is pure whodunnit, with touches of procedural and only a few first-novel glitches. King plans a series of Sam Wiseman boks. That's good; he has talent, wit and Montreal. (Margaret Cannon The Globe and Mail 2002-09-07)

a literate mystery, crisply written and captivating in its plot twists. (Times-Colonist (Victoria, BC) 2002-08-25)

About the Author

Richard King is one of the co-founders of Librarie Paragraphe Bookstore in Montreal. Previously, he worked at the Classics bookstore on St. Catherine Street, and has served on the board of the Canadian Booksellers Association, including a year as its president. A graduate of McGill, he has lived all his life in Montreal.


Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

5 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Montreal backdop is a gem! July 22 2002
Format:Paperback
A lovely murder mystery novel set in Montréal! It was wonderful to read about Montréal and to meet Sam Wiseman, a Montreal book seller turned sleuth, and a charming fellow if ever there was one. Kudos to Mr. King for using McGill's exquisite location to tell his tale of murder and mayhem in Montréal. A perfect leisurely read.
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
4.0 out of 5 stars Montreal backdop is a gem! July 22 2002
By A. Tsafaras - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
A lovely murder mystery novel set in Montréal! It was wonderful to read about Montréal and to meet Sam Wiseman, a Montreal book seller turned sleuth, and a charming fellow if ever there was one. Kudos to Mr. King for using McGill's exquisite location to tell his tale of murder and mayhem in Montréal. A perfect leisurely read.
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category


Feedback