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JOHN FARROW MYSTERIES, INC.

A BIT ABOUT JOHN FARROW MYSTERIES, INC.

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John Farrow is the pen name I chose to write crime novels, after decades of writing literary fiction under my real name, which is Trevor Ferguson. How did that come about? Well, the "Trevor" novels were a critical juggernaut, one fabulous review after another, of the sort any ambitious writer would crave. Sales, however, dilly-dallied. I needed to eat. I tried my hand at a crime novel, the first being "City of Ice". Suddenly, I was published world-wide and my bank account bulged. While I've written plays and another "lit" novel since, and dabbled in film, I'm now focussed on my Émile Cinq-Mars crime novels for the duration. They're a challenge and a joy to write and readers seem to enjoy the results. (The reviews have continued as splendid as well.)

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NOVELS  BY JOHN FARROW

The Émile Cinq-Mars Series

"One of the best series in crime fiction in our time" — Booklist, New York

"The best of all time" — Die Zeit, Germany

BALL PARK (2019)

AN ÉMILE CINQ-MARS THRILLER, PUBLISHED BY SEVERN HOUSE (CANONGATE).

JULY 31 2019 (UK) & NOVEMBER 1 2019 (US & CA).


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ROAR BACK (2020)

AN ÉMILE CINQ-MARS THRILLER, PUBLISHED BY SEVERN HOUSE (CANONGATE).

JANUARY 2020 (UK) & MAY 2020 (US & CA).

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THE STORM MURDERS TRILOGY

     THE STORM MURDERS (2015);   SEVEN DAYS DEAD (2016);   &   PERISH THE DAY (2017)

ÉMILE CINQ-MARS THRILLERS, PUBLISHED BY THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS (ST. MARTIN'S PRESS)

      "One of the best mysteries from Canada in some time." (Kirkus, starred review)

     "An excellent thriller in which characters, plot, and setting score a triple for suspense." (Library Journal, starred review) 

     "This terrific story, with sympathetic characters and Farrow's crisp prose, is some of the best fiction to come out of Canada." (Bookpage)

     "Farrow is an authoritative writer who creates characters with depth and plots that say something about them." (The New York Times.)

     "One of my favorite series. I love Émile Cinq-Mars!" (Lee Child)

     "A gale-force thriller ... had me hooked from the first howling chapter." (Kathy Reichs, author of the Bones series.)

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RIVER CITY (2011)

450 YEARS OF MONTREAL HISTORY AND OF THE FRENCH EXPERIENCE IN NORTH AMERICA WRITTEN AS AN ÉMILE CINQ-MARS THRILLER! HARPERCOLLINS, 2011. 845 PAGES IN ITS ORIGINAL EDITION, 1,000 PAGES IN ITS PAPERBACK EDTION! IT'S A BRICK! Psssst! GREATLY DESIRED BY COLLECTORS.

     "Fast-paced and full of sex, gore and political intrigue." (Globe and Mail)

     "An engrossing literary thriller ... A lively - though blood-spattered - refresher on the early exploration of Canada and the creation of Montreal." (Winnipeg Free Press)

     "The author holds the reader in his grip to the end ... [Farrow's] historical research is impressive, and his gritty prose brings the streets of 1950s Montreal to life." (The Gazette; Montreal)

ICE LAKE (2001)

AN ÉMILE CINQ-MARS THRILLER, PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE (U.S. & U.K.) & HARPERCOLLINS, CA., 2001

     "A taut and gripping mystery." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

     "An entertaining read, the subject matter timely, the characterizations distinct. The many fans of Cinq-Mars ... will welcome this latest glimpse into the dark political forces at work beneath the mean streets of Montreal." Globe and Mail

CITY OF ICE (1999)

THE NOVEL THAT TOOK THE WORLD BY STORM. AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER PUBLISHED IN SEVENTEEN COUNTRIES. RANDOM HOUSE (U.S. & U.K.) and HARPERCOLLINS, CA.

     "Rich descriptions of Montreal in winter ... blend well with the bone-chilling plot." (The New York Times)

     "Farrow, who admires the morally complex thrillers of John le Carré and Martin Cruz Smith (Gorky Park), achieves much the same high ground." (Macleans)

     "Marvelous. John Farrow combines gritty realism with smart, fast-paced storytelling in this taut, compelling thriller that never lets the reader off the hook." (Lynda La Plante, Prime Suspect)

JOHN FARROW

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