Garry Ryan taught for a little over thirty years in Calgary Public Schools. In 2004, he published his first Detective Lane novel, Queen’s Park. The second, The Lucky Elephant Restaurant, won a 2007 Lambda Literary Award. He has since published three more titles in the series: A Hummingbird Dance, Smoked, and Malabarista. In 2009, Ryan was awarded Calgary’s Freedom of Expression Award.
Smokedby Garry Ryan
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Detective Lane returns for a fourth time in Smoked, Garry Ryan's darkest mystery to date. When Jennifer Towers is found dead in a graffiti-tagged dumpster, Detectives Lane and Harper must decipher the art to find its artist - and possibly the victim's killer. What begins as an unconventional murder investigation leads to the disturbing discovery of two abused children, whose father becomes a prime suspect in the case. In true Detective Lane form, Lane must protect the damaged youths while keeping his own family in tact. With a surprising shift in tone, Smoked highlights the Detective Lane mystery series as one that reminds us of this generation's obligation to the children in its care.
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