Book Reviews


Kirkus Reviews

A millionaire nonagenarian turns up dead just after his Canadian estate hits the market. In this debut mystery, wealthy, aging historian Edward Mitchell lists his Niagara-on-the-Lake estate in Ontario with a local realtor. That night, Mitchell pours a glass of wine, but something goes wrong “between his palate and the pinot.” The “unwavering aroma of… Read More

Literary Titan ★★★★★

The Concrete Vineyard by Cam Lang is a thrilling murder mystery, packed with wit, suspense, and historical undertones. The novel is set in Ontario, where on the occasion of Canada Day, a revered history professor, Edward Mitchell is found murdered. It becomes a point of heavy suspicion as to why someone would kill the 91-year-old man…. Read More

Luminosity Media Group ★★★★★

The Concrete Vineyard by Cam Lang is a cleverly crafted mystery packed with interesting characters, plot twists, historical elements, and politics. Written in the tone of a Dan Brown hit, author Cam Lang starts off with incredible intrigue and excellent pacing that he keeps up throughout the story. It’s not every day that an author… Read More

Midwest Book Review

The Concrete Vineyard blends politics with a cozy mystery as it covers the murder of a retired history professor in a small-town vineyard. Edward Mitchell just put his mansion, the most revered historic estate in Niagara-on-the-Lake, up for sale. Most likely, his death was somehow connected to that move. Or, was it? Homicide detective Bryan Dee… Read More

Prairies Book Review

“A deft plotting, deeply realized characterization, and keen understanding of human psyche make this a must-read mystery… In Lang’s skillfully layered debut mystery, a decade-old crime, grief, and regret provide the backdrop for an account of vengeance and redemption in the cozy town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. When the reluctant Homicide Chief Detective Bryan Dee is assigned… Read More

Chick Lit Café

“The Concrete Vineyard by Cam Lang is a superb, slow-burning cozy, murder/mystery.  Drenched in historical memorabilia and modern-day quandaries, this is a ‘who-dun-it’ with substance.   I’ve got to start by saying I applaud the author for cleverly entwining a really great murder/mystery with the world of urban planning corruption and municipal politics. The two things… Read More

IndieReader ★★★★

THE CONCRETE VINEYARD by Cam Lang is intriguing and chock-full of unique ponderings in the guise of a murder-mystery, while offering an in-depth look at urban planning/development through fresh, insider eyes. Synopsis: Someone has killed Edward Mitchell before the sale of his historically-significant property in THE CONCRETE VINEYARD by Cam Lang. It’s an innovative idea… Read More

Self-Publishing Review ★★★★

“Capturing the pastoral air of a classic murder mystery, The Concrete Vineyard by Cam Lang is a well-crafted whodunit with a colorful cast of suspects, and just as many red herrings. Boasting colloquial charm and an outlandish plot, this urban planning thriller carves out its own genre niche. The storytelling style is unexpected and engaging, placing a… Read More