Advance Praise for APRIL ON PARIS STREET

“Full of crackling tension…” 49th Shelf

“Beautiful, evocative writing transports the reader from the streets of Montreal to Paris and back to Quebec in a thriller that twists and turns and ponders how easily we can be duped, used and betrayed. But even so, beneath it all, the writer leaves us with hope that there is goodness, too.”  Carol Matas, internationally acclaimed author

“APRIL ON PARIS STREET was a true pleasure to read.  Ashley is a hugely attractive protagonist…and I particularly enjoyed the witty interplay between the three women who dominate the unusual plot. But the real star of this novel is the city of Paris.  Anna Dowdall is masterful at using all  the senses to put you right on the streets of the City of Lights.  Look for an unexpected twist at the end of this tale.”
Melodie Campbell, Arthur Ellis and Derringer prize-winning author of The Goddaughter series

“A lush, gripping and satisfying read, full of humour, with a mystery as shadowy and twisty as someone at a masked ball packing heat. The scrumptious mise en scene creates so lush a feel of Montreal and Paris that it is positively edible, and the utterly winning Ashley negotiates her way through this geography like a combination of razor sharp, clear thinking Wonder Woman and slightly vulnerable millennial who can knock the socks off an unexpected little black dress, but can’t quite read her boyfriends and hasn’t figured out boundaries around her family and friends—or fostering cats.”     Iona Whishaw, award-winning author of the Lane Winslow mystery series

“…Smart, funny, and so skillfully written. Compelling and eccentric characters navigate a web of deceit and betrayal in this twisting, tantalizing tale infused with the flavours of Paris and Montreal.” Ann Lambert, author of The Dogs of Winter

“Exuberant, idiosyncratic, and smartly irreverent, April On Paris Street—from the deft pen of Ms. Dowdall—is a delectable romp you won’t be able to put down.”   Guglielmo D’Izzia, award-winning author of The Transaction

“This clever and inviting novel by Anna Dowdall, third in the Ashley Smeeton series, is brimming with mystery and intrigue. With its vivid characters, evocative setting, and numerous twists and turns, April on Paris Street is a captivating read from start to finish. A great book to curl up with on a cold winter’s eve.”   Sharon Hart-Green, author of Come Back for Me: A Novel

“…a rollicking cross-genre mystery, featuring smart and irreverent private investigator Ashley Smeeton, as she unwinds a bird’s nest of a case. Bubbling with quirky, funny and dangerous characters…”    Denis Coupal, Arthur Ellis Prize finalist and author of Blindshot

“A mad romp through the streets of Paris and unrelenting tension are controlled by a deft and confident hand. Humour and a bittersweet grasp of humanity produce a gripping tale of survival and forgiveness.”              Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan, author of The Gang of Four

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