Adult Fiction


A Likely Story

Contributor(s):
Eric Wright

ISBN: 9781897151860
Price:
$21.00
Format: Trade Paperback
Size:
5.53" x 8.44"

Publication Date: Sep 01, 2010

BISAC:
FIC022100 FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth


“Wright weaves all of this into a tight story that nips around Toronto like an autumn wind … Smart and beautifully crafted, this is Wright at his very finest.”
The Globe and Mail

“Reveals Wright as a writer who’s growing funnier with the years … in parts of A Likely Story, the laughs, transcending mere chuckles, belong to the out-loud category … he writes his way around Hambleton’s campus politics in such nimble fashion that the reader can’t be sure where reality leaves off and satire picks up … Wright produces creeping suspense from among this skullduggery, but perhaps best of all, he generates more than the usual level of comic entertainment.”
The Toronto Star


Synopsis:

As if Joe Barley doesn’t have enough on his mind. His job as a part-time instructor at Hambleton College is likely to be eliminated, and his partner, Carole, is expecting their first child. He’s also been assigned to find the identity of a mole in the English Department who is part of a nasty and embarrassing letterwriting exchange in a student newspaper. But the stresses of his job and personal life are compounded by the disappearance of a member of the Hambleton faculty, and Joe begins to hear rumours that the teacher was involved with a drug ring run by the Russian mob.

The long-awaited third instalment in the Joe Barley Mysteries series, A Likely Story showcases the biting humour, engrossing storytelling, and keen eye for the ordinary that have made Eric Wright one of the most beloved crime writers in Canada.