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Camille by Pierre Lemaitre Quercus $24.99 In the highly acclaimed and award-winning novels Alex and Irene Pierre Lemaitre created a memorable character, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven, who will seek justice at any cost. Now, in Camille, Verhoeven faces his most harrowing case yet, and the ultimate reckoning for the diminutive yet tenacious protagonist.
Flood of Fire by Amitar Ghosh Penguin Canada $35.00 It is 1839 and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing.
The Carbon Bubble by Jeff Rubin Knopf Random Vintage $32.00 Since 2006 and the election of the 1st Harper government, the vision of Canada's future as an energy superpower has driven the political agenda, as well as the fast-paced development of Alberta's oil sands and the push for more pipelines across the country to bring that bitumen to market.
Sing a Worried Song by William Deverell ECW Press $24.95 Everything is going well for Arthur Beauchamp in his early middle age. Life is so good for the top-notch defence lawyer that, in a moment of career restlessness, he decides to switch sides, just the once, and prosecute a young man charged with murdering a clown.
Close to Hugh by Marina Endicott Doubleday Canada $32.95 Close to Hugh takes an exuberantly existential look at youth and age, art and life, love and death over one week in the world of gallery-owner Hugh Argylle.

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God's Jury by Cullen Murphy

Gods_JuryThe Inquisition conducted its last execution in 1826—the victim was a Spanish schoolmaster convicted of heresy. But, as Cullen Murphy shows in this provocative new work, not only did its offices survive into the twentieth century, in the modern world its spirit is more influential than ever.

God’s Jury encompasses the diverse stories of the Knights Templar, Torquemada, Galileo, and Graham Greene. Established by the Catholic Church in 1231, the Inquisition continued in one form or another for almost seven hundred years. Though associated with the persecution of heretics and Jews--and with burning at the stake--its targets were more numerous and its techniques more ambitious. The Inquisition pioneered surveillance and censorship and "scientific" interrogation. As time went on, its methods and mindset spread far beyond the Church to become tools of secular persecution. Traveling from freshly opened Vatican archives to the detention camps of Guantánamo to the filing cabinets of the Third Reich, Murphy traces the Inquisition and its legacy.

With the combination of vivid immediacy and deeply learned analysis that characterized his acclaimed Are We Rome?, Murphy puts a human face on a familiar but little-known piece of our past, and argues that only by understanding the Inquisition can we hope to explain the making of the present.

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 Saturday, May 30th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Perfect Books welcomes local author Colin Rousseaux as he introduces his fascinating new book "Stolen - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: The Perfect Crime"

 

Saturday, June 6th at Parkdale Park

Join us at the inaugural Prose in the Park in Hintonburg. You'll see a number of wonderful local authors as well as several acclaimed prize winning authors.

Among them will be two of our very accomplished mystery authors, no strangers to Perfect Books. Congratulations to Brenda Chapman (Cold Mourning) and Barbara Fradkin (None So Blind) who were both shortlisted for this year's Arthur Ellis Award

 

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