“Mackay makes his cops’ first case as crisp and snappy as a Canadian winter and a lot more light-footed. A debut to cheer.”
“Crisp, purposeful prose, meaningful subplots, and strong effective use of location make this an excellent procedural.”
“Mackay plays out the evidence to keep the plot spinning along […] a cool tale for a hot day from a new crime author.”
Rocky Mountain News
“This nifty mystery provides snappy action, comfortable characters, excellent local atmosphere and high readability.
“The twists and turns of the investigation recall the work of the procedural master Hillary Waugh.”
Ellery Queen Mystery Mag.
Awards & Accolades
Arthur Ellis Award Finalist: “Best Mystery Novel”