Body Blows by Marc Strange
A Joe Grundy Mystery

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Winner of the 2010 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original, short-listed for the 2010 Shamus Award for Best Paperback Original Novel

Ex-boxer Joe Grundy is embroiled in the intrigues of his own boss, millionaire Leo Alexander, the owner of Vancouver's Lord Douglas Hotel. Somebody has murdered Leo's live-in servant and not-so-secret lover, and Grundy has to get to the bottom of the incident in order to clear the man he's forged a bond with since first coming to work for him as security for the hotel. But Leo's past serves up more surprises than Grundy bargained for.

It seems Leo has had a life full of death, jilted mistresses, spurned spouses, sharp business deals, and explosive relationships with estranged children. Another corpse pops up, Leo is arrested and jailed, and Grundy takes more hits to his body and psyche than perhaps even he can handle.

Thoughts of real and imagined death are stalking the corridors of the Lord Douglas, and Joe Grundy has to keep swinging to stay alive and remain sane.


About Marc Strange

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Marc Strange is a writer, an actor, and the author of Body Blows, Follow Me Down, and Sucker Punch. He is the cocreator of the hit television series The Beachcombers, having written, directed, and edited more than 70 episodes, and he appeared in the Canadian television program ReGenesis. He lives in Toronto.
Published June 22, 2009 by Dundurn. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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