Selected as one of the year's most compelling debut novels for Kobo's Emerging Writer Prize, Shadow Stitcher is guaranteed to delight.
This fast paced Noir mystery has a great cast of easily identifiable characters, a plot both easy to follow and intriguing, and an ending that will leave you satisfied.
"...a rollicking mystery with a fascinating setting, a magical world with a hardboiled edge. For a novel with noir leanings, it’s a surprisingly bright read; light, airy, and joyous, as if it’s been sprinkled with fairy dust." - Ilana Lucas
About the book:
Basil Stark isn’t the man he once was. A reformed pirate and private detective, he walks the line between criminal and hero, living in the corners of what was once the island of Neverland, its magic slowly fading into the new world of the 1950s. But when a routine missing-persons case turns into a murder investigation, Basil finds himself pulled into a tale of organized crime, murder, unstitched shadows and dangerous espionage. With only a handful of fellow outcasts and a stubborn determination to bring a killer to justice, will he survive the many people who want him dead?
"...a mystery that was complex and satisfying without being convoluted just for the sake of it, a twist that felt earned and didn't come entirely out of left-field, characters who were interesting and whose motivations slowly unspooled in a really satisfying way, and just the right balance of magic and grime." - Wren Handman
About the Author:
Misha Handman has been involved in writing for most of his life. He started by writing comics for his friends in elementary school and was promptly drawn into the artistic world by their approval, moving on to produce short stories and collaborative works. He has lived in cities across Canada, including Victoria, Ottawa, and Toronto, and refuses to pick a favourite no matter how much his friends bother him about it. For now, Victoria is his home.
"I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy-to-read story that blends mystery, fantasy, action, and a little splash of romance, and I eagerly await the next Everland Mystery." - Jonathan Miller
Shadow Stitcher is a must read Noir-Fantasy Novel!