Matanzas Edmonton Launch

Event Date: 
Oct 26, 2017
Blue Lamp Books - 10008 - 82 Avenue NW, 2nd Floor, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z3

At 7 pm, join Calgary-based mystery author, Garry Ryan, to launch the ninth in his Detective Lane Mystery Series: Matanzas. Alongside Garry, mystery author Janice MacDonald will be reading from Confederation Drive, a travel memoir about the 1967 roadtrip that shaped her childhood. After the readings, there will be a Q&A and book signing.

About the book:

His psyche still reeling from having to kill a criminal in the line of duty, Calgary’s Detective Lane flies to Cuba to celebrate the wedding of his beloved niece. While there, though, he finds himself drafted by the local police into investigating the murder of a Canadian tourist. Upon his return to Calgary, links between this incident and the deaths of local elderly pensioners start to make themselves known, drawing Lane and his partner Nigel Li further into a web of conspiracy, politics and big money.

Garry Ryan’s award-winning, best-selling mystery series continues with all the intrigue, good humour and mochaccinos that fans have come to expect.

About the author:

In 2004, Garry Ryan published his first Detective Lane novel, Queen’s Park. The second, The Lucky Elephant Restaurant, won a 2007 Lambda Literary Award. He has since published seven more titles in the Calgary Herald-bestselling series: A Hummingbird Dance, Smoked, Malabarista, Foxed, Glycerine, Indiana Pulcinella, and his latest, Matanzas. In 2009, Ryan was awarded Calgary’s Freedom of Expression Award. His series of World War II aviation adventure stories began publication in 2012 with Blackbirds. The second installment, Two Blackbirds, was released Spring 2014.

For more information on Garry Ryan, the Detective Lane Series, and Blackbirds, visit