Sea of Cortez Edmonton Launch

Event Date: 
May 2, 2019
Blue Lamp Books - 10008 - 82 Avenue NW, 2nd Floor, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z3

Join Garry Ryan as he celebrates his tenth (10th!) book in the Detective Lane Mystery Series: Sea of Cortez at Blue Lamp Books at 7 pm!


In the tenth Detective Lane Mystery, after a series of assassinations rocks Calgary’s underworld, Detective Lane is conscripted along with his husband Arthur into working undercover to seek out links in the Mexico - Canada drug connection and stop the violence. As tensions mount back in Canada and outright war on the streets seems imminent, the laconic detective and his allies must use some unorthodox tactics to avert disaster in the Gulf of California and dismantle the cartel.

About Garry Ryan:

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, Matanzas, and Sea of Cortez. 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