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Black Rock

An Eddie Dougherty Mystery

John McFetridge

424 pages
Ecw Press

Montreal 1970. The ?Vampire Killer” has murdered three women and a fourth is missing. Bombs explode in the stock exchange, McGill University, and houses in Westmount. Riots break out at the St. Jean Baptiste parade and at Sir George Williams University. James Cross and Pierre Laporte are kidnapped and the Canadian army moves onto the streets of Montreal.

A young beat cop working out of Station Ten finds himself almost alone hunting the serial killer, as the rest of the force focuses on the FLQ crisis. Constable Eddie Dougherty, the son of a French mother and an Irish-Canadian father, decides to take matters into his own hands to catch the killer before he strikes again.

Set against actual historical events, Black Rock is both a compelling page-turner and an accomplished novel in the style of Dennis Lehane.

Author Bio

John McFetridge, author of the Toronto Series, which includes Dirty Sweet and Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, became fascinated with crime when attending a murder trial at age 12 with his police officer brother. McFetridge has co-written a short story collection, Below the Line, and wrote for CTV’s TV series The Bridge. He was born in Montreal, and now lives in Toronto with his family. Visit him online at johnmcfetridge.blogspot.com.