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sam-wiebe photoSam Wiebe’s novel LAST OF THE INDEPENDENTS won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Unpublished First Novel, and when published was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. LAST OF THE INDEPENDENTS won the inaugural Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in the mystery category and was a Private Eye Writers of America 2015 Shamus Award Finalist for best first novel. Sam’s stories have appeared in THUGLIT, SPINETINGLER, and CRIMINAL ELEMENT’s MALFEASANCE OCCASIONAL e-collection, among other places. He lives in Vancouver.

Sam’s Books:

Invisible Dead 

invisible dead coverRandom House Canada, Summer 2016







“ . . . a literary achievement.”
-Booklist starred review

“A well-crafted homage to the age of crime noir combined with a thoroughly modern sensibility. Sam’s characters were engaging and tightly drawn.”
– Ian Hamilton

“Smart, sharp writing that kicks into gear on the first page. Wiebe is a 21st century Raymond Chandler, and his Vancouver is like Chandler’s LA — its darkest corners are supporting characters. PI Mike Drayton is cynical, funny, and warm-hearted, with a strict moral code and a terrifying temper.  What a debut!”
– E.R. Brown, author of ALMOST CRIMINAL

“ Drayton’s sardonic voice in counterpoint to his assistants and supporting players, along with an ending that delivers a knockout punch, make Last of the Independents a debut well worth spending time with.”
– Sarah Weinman, National Post

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