Who am I?

Sam Wiebe is the award-winning author of the Wakeland novels, one of the most authentic and acclaimed detective series in Canada, including Invisible Dead (“the definitive Vancouver crime novel”), Cut You Down (“successfully brings Raymond Chandler into the 21st century”), Hell and Gone ("the best crime writer in Canada") and Sunset and Jericho ("Terminal City’s grittiest, most intelligent, most sensitively observed contemporary detective series").

Wiebe’s other books include Never Going Back, Last of the Independents, and the Vancouver Noir anthology, which he edited.

Wiebe’s work has won the Crime Writers of Canada award and the Kobo Emerging Writers prize, and been shortlisted for the Edgar, Hammett, Shamus, and City of Vancouver book prizes.

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The very first review I ever received was a starred review from Booklist, which called Last of the Independents“a literary achievement” but also “not a beach read.” The last nine years have borne both those out. The work is good, it’s important to me, I’m going to keep at it, this will help.

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Sam Wiebe
Award-winning author of Vancouver crime fiction. Sunset and Jericho out April 2023.