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Linwood Barclay

Canada (b.1955)

Linwood Barclay started his journalism career in 1977 at the Peterborough Examiner, moved on to a small Oakville paper in 1979, and then to the Toronto Star in 1981 where he was, successively, assistant city editor, news editor, chief copy editor and Life section editor. He is now a staff columnist for that section, writing three times a week. His previous books are FATHER KNOWS ZILCH, THIS HOUSE IS NUTS!, and MIKE HARRIS MADE ME EAT MY DOG. He lives in Burlington, Ontario, with his wife, Neetha.

Genres: Mystery, Children's Fiction
Series contributed to
Non fiction
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2014) : A Tap on the Window

Linwood Barclay recommends
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Bleed for Me (2010)
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Damaged (2010)
(Kate Lange, book 1)
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The Water Rat of Wanchai (2011)
(Ava Lee, book 1)
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"Ava Lee is tough, fearless, quirky and resourceful... a true original."
Everything to Lose (2014)
Andrew Gross
"Starts at full throttle and stays there till the end."
Somebody I Used to Know (2015)
David Bell
"David Bell writes spellbinding and gripping thrillers that get under your skin and refuse to let go."
The Sleepless Ones (2016)
(Guillermo Downes, book 2)
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"Dark, gripping and unexpected."
Ragdoll (2017)
(Ragdoll, book 1)
Daniel Cole
"An exciting thriller."
The Castle (2017)
Jason Pinter
"An exciting and fast-paced thriller...One would like to think the events in The Castle are too incredible to be real. Frighteningly, they are not."
The End of the Line (2019)
Gray Williams
"An original world of wonder and menace."

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