The Dead of Winter
Inspector Luc Vanier is drinking his way through Christmas Eve when he is called out to investigage the murder of five homeless people. His investigation takes him into the backrooms of the Catholic Church, the boardrooms of Montreal’s business elite and the soup kitchens and back alleys of street life in winter. The Dead of Winter is the first in Peter Kirby's acclaimed series of Luc Vanier crime novels.
Shortlisted for the 2013 Arthur Ellis Best First Crime Novel Prize
Peter Kirby practices international law with one of Canada’s largest law firms. He was born in Cork, Ireland, and grew up in Brixton, South London. He is recognized by The American Lawyer as one of Canada’s leading 500 lawyers and called a star in international arbitration by Benchmark Litigation.
Kirby's three Luc Vanier novels to date are The Dead of Winter, shortlisted for the Crime Writers of Canada's 2013 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Book, Vigilante Season, and Open Season, winner of the 2016 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel; all are published by LLP.
All three titles have been translated into French by Rachel Martinez: La terre promise (Open Season), Les justiciers d'Hochelaga (Vigilante Season), and Vague d'effroi (The Dead of Winter).