Last of the Independents

By Sam Wiebe

Crime & mystery, Action & adventure, Thriller | Paperback, eBook

2015 Arthur Ellis Award ― Nominated, Best First Novel. Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Drayton runs a private investigation agency in Vancouver that specializes in missing persons — only, as Mike has discovered, some missing people stay with you. Still haunted by the unsolved disappearance of a young girl, Mike is hired to find the vanished son of a local junk merchant. The only viable lead involves a drug-addicted car thief with gang connections. As the stakes rise, Mike attempts to balance his search for the junk merchant's son with a more profitable case involving a necrophile and a funeral home, while simultaneously struggling to keep a disreputable psychic from bilking the mother of a missing girl...

Sam Wiebe's novel LAST OF THE INDEPENDENTS won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Unpublished First Novel, and is slated for publication in August of 2014. Set in Vancouver, LAST OF THE INDEPENDENTS tells the story of an iconoclastic PI's search for a missing child. Sam's stories have appeared in THUGLIT, SPINETINGLER, and CRIMINAL ELEMENT's e-collection, THE MALFEASANCE OCCASIONAL, among others. He lives in Vancouver.


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