Every City Is Every Other City: A Gordon Stewart Mystery

McFetridge, John

  • WINNER of the Private Eye Writers of America’s Shamus Awards

    Behind the scenes, nothing is what it seems.

    Gord Stewart, 40 years old, single, moved back into his sub­urban childhood home to care for his widowed father. But his father no longer needs care and Gord is stuck in limbo. He’s been working in the movie business as a location scout for years, and when there isn’t much filming, as a private eye for a security company run by ex-cops, OBC. When a fellow crew member asks him to find her missing uncle, Gord reluctantly takes the job. The police say the uncle walked into some dense woods in Northern Ontario and shot himself, but the man’s wife thinks he’s still alive.

    With the help of his movie business and OBC connections, Gord finds a little evidence that the uncle may be alive. Now Gord has two problems: what to do when he finds a man who doesn’t want to be found, and admitting that he’s getting invested in this job. For the first time in his life, Gord Stewart is going to have to leave the sidelines and get into the game. Even if it might get him killed.


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  • John McFetridge is the author of two critically acclaimed crime novel series: the Toronto Series and the Eddie Dougherty Series. He has written for the TV shows The Bridge and Real Detective. He lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.

  • Published: June 2021

    ISBN: 9781770415416

    Dimensions: 5 x 7.75 in.

    Pages: 360

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“The lively exchanges between Gordon and Ethel lighten the mood while providing insights into some serious topics such as suicide and the #MeToo movement. Intelligent characters are a plus. Readers will look forward to seeing more of Gordon.” — Publishers Weekly

Every City Is Every Other City is a terrific P.I. novel in a completely original milieu that Elmore Leonard would have been proud to have written. Witty and clever, this is another great book from one of Canada’s most underrated mystery novelists.” — Adrian McKinty, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of The Chain

“McFetridge provides an energy forward look at the mystery genres and wins. Call your bookstore and arrange a pick-up. You won’t regret it.” — The Bay Observer

Every City Is Every Other City is a real achievement. McFetridge has managed to write an exciting mystery, which explores serious topics, but which still manages to feel light and fun to read.” — Crime Fiction Lover

Every City Is Every Other City is smart, funny, sly, whimsical and original.” — Toronto Star

“Nobody writes more sympathetic or likeable protagonists than McFetridge does.” — Peter Rozovsky, Detectives Beyond Borders

“John McFetridge’s Every City Is Every Other City is another extraordinary work from the Canadian author, bringing characters you’ll absolutely fall in love with and a story so entertaining you won’t be aware you’re absorbing critical socioeconomic lessons.” — Winnipeg Free Press