5 books shrouded in fog and mystery

These mysterious local stories will draw you in.

foggy jetty

It’s a dark, chilly time of year, so what better time to cozy up somewhere bright and warm with a page-turner of a book. These local mystery, thriller, and true-crime stories fit the bill perfectly. There’s something for everyone, whether you want turn-of-the-20th-century detectives or more contemporary crime-fighters.

Check out the links for our reviews and excerpts.

What Kills Good Men

What Kills Good Men by David Hood
Atmosphere: late-Victorian-era fogged-in Halifax


The Drop Zone



The Drop Zone by Bob Kroll
Atmosphere: gritty crimes investigated by a troubled and broken detective

something fishy

Something Fishy by Hilary MacLeod

Atmosphere: The Shores, PEI cottage country full of colourful residents and CFAs (come-from-aways)

The Disappearance of Charley Butters



The Disappearance of Charley Butters by Zach Worton
Atmosphere: a cabin in the woods complete with the diaries of its missing owner

Murder on the Rock

Murder on the Rock: True Crime in Newfoundland and Labrador by Robert C. Parsons
Atmosphere: bizarre and puzzling crimes, all the more shocking because they actually occurred

Written By

Lauren d'Entremont is the managing editor of Atlantic Books Today. Originally from Amherst, NS, she currently lives, writes, and edits in Halifax.

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1 Comment

  • Three cheers for Margery Allingham ! With each book, her creation, the bespectacled, deceptively foolish Albert Campion, becomes better and better.

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