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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 death” hits the back of his throat. Just before dying, Mitchell thinks, “those who live long enough… Read More

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 is not keen about his job or its challenges. He just wants to close the case; especially… Read More

Today, Feathered Quill reviewer Risah Salazar is talking with Cam Lang, author of The Concrete Vineyard. FQ: How did you come up with The Concrete Vineyard’s unique plot? What was your inspiration? LANG: My novel has a very complex and layered plot but all the events, situations and scenarios that occur within it are things that I have witnessed in my profession as an urban planner (except for the murder!). Although citizens tend to focus… Read More

“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 to investigate the killing of 91-year-old retired history professor Edward Mitchell, one of the most respected senior… Read More

“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 are woven together with extraordinary artistic flair. The story opens with the murder of Edward Mitchell, by… Read More