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Edmond Gagnon is a Canadian author of crime fiction books.

Born in McGregor, not far from Windsor, Ontario, Edmond joined the Windsor Police Force a month before turning nineteen; a place he would work for more than three decades.

Upon retiring, Edmond Gagnon traversed North America on his Harley Davidson, something that inspired him to visit exotic locations like Southeast Asia, South America, Mexico, and Belize.

That experience, coupled with the encouragement of friends and family, gave rise to his first book, A Casual Traveler(2012).

The impressive reception of the book later inspired Edmond to share his experiences in the police force with the Norm Strom Crime Series and the Abigail Brown Crime Series.

Edmond has also written a paranormal thriller, Four (2019), and a crime anthology, All These Crooked Streets (2017), where he teamed up with two local authors.

He currently lives in Windsor with his wife Cathryn, who is also retired.

More about Edmond Gagnon

Genres: Crime Suspense, Fiction, Paranormal , Thriller

Born: 1958

Canada

Website: https://edmondgagnon.com/

Non Series

  • Four: A Paranormal Thriller (2019)

Abigail Brown Crime Series

  1. Moon Mask (2020)

Anthologies

  1. All These Crooked Streets (2017)

Non-fiction

  1. A Casual Traveler (2012)

Norm Strom Crime Series

  1. Rat: A Cop's Secret Weapon (2013)
  2. Bloody Friday: Drugs, Guns & Women (2014)
  3. Torch: Fire For Hire (2015)
  4. Finding Hope: The Highway of Tears (2016)
  5. Border City Chronicles (2019)
  6. Trafficking Chen: A Tale of Kidnapping and Human Trafficking (2021)
Abigail Brown Crime Series

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Four: A Paranormal Thriller

While sitting around a campfire at their cottage in Northern Michigan, Kevin Jordan and his son, Timothy, witness strange happenings in the starry sky. Timothy is introduced to friends of his father; three men, each from a different corner of the world. Throughout the night he learns how unexplained events in their lives brought them all together.

The young man is skeptical of their fantastic stories and unique adventures. But when extraordinary things begin to happen on his own familiar shoreline, he must reconsider his thinking. Four is a paranormal thriller that will have you questioning your own beliefs.

Author: Edmond Gagnon
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1999281465
Publisher: Edmond Gagnon Author

Abigail Brown Crime Series

Moon Mask

300 is the average number in Detroit. The American city usually ranks in the top ten for murders per capita. Recovering from bankruptcy, Detroit’s Mayor put an aggressive plan into action, cleaning up the city and tearing down vacant or derelict properties. Demolition crews undertaking the arduous task, discover dead bodies in some of the abandoned houses.

Detroit Homicide Investigators, who are already overtaxed, discover there’s a serial killer on the loose. Pressure from the media and the Mayor’s office intensifies when even more bodies are found in the Detroit River.

Major Case Detective Abigail Brown is called in to lead what becomes the Land & Sea task force. She had been spending her weekend off with retired Detective Norm Strom, but returns to work and keeps him close so that she might draw on his investigative experience.

Author: Edmond Gagnon
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1999281472
Publisher: Edmond Gagnon Author

Anthologies

All These Crooked Streets

The streets we walk upon lead to many different places.

A strip club off the highway during a blizzard.

A cold case, thirty years unsolved.

A photographer, in over his head.

Three tales of bad decisions, poor choices and the lure of easy money. Authors Christian Laforet, Edmond Gagnon and Ben Van Dongen shine a spotlight on the seedy underworld hiding around the corner…in the shadows.

It’s easy to become lost on All These Crooked Streets.

NB: Co-authored with Christian Laforet and Ben Van Dongen.

Author: Edmond Gagnon
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0994980328
Publisher: Adventure Worlds Press

Non-fiction

A Casual Traveler

A collection of short stories and poems that chronicle Edmond Gagnon's adventures and misadventures around the world. Let him take you to exotic countries in Southeast Asia and Central of South America, to explore great cities like Buenos Aires or Seattle, and ancient sites like Angkor Wat or Machu Picchu.

He'll introduce you to interesting people from around the globe, and share culinary experiences with strange and gourmet food. Sail with him on a wooden Junk boat in HaLong Bay. Take an exhilarating motorcycle ride across the country or to the top of Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains.

Get off the beaten path, he dares you. Follow Edmond Gagnon to places that you have only dreamed of. Take a trip with A Casual Traveler.

Author: Edmond Gagnon
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1621418191
Publisher: Edmond Gagnon Author

Norm Strom Crime Series

Rat: A Cop's Secret Weapon

Rat is the street name for a confidential police informant. Police Officer Norm Strom had several and counted on them for important information in narcotics and criminal investigations.

Stories about these individuals give an insight as to who there are, where they come from, and the dangers they face helping the police. People snitch for a variety of reasons, and receive cash or consideration for their own criminal charges in return. Some become police agents under contract.

Rat takes you into the underbelly of society, where drug dealers, prostitutes, and murders ply their trade. It also gives an insight to the men and women who hunt them for a living. Follow Norm Strom's storied career and learn how he used his arsenal of informants to fight crime.

Author: Edmond Gagnon
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1999281458
Publisher: Edmond Gagnon Author
Bloody Friday: Drugs, Guns & Women

Best Friends Patrick Kelly and Jimmy Flynn, from Belfast, share a common dream of a better life beyond the borders of their small island. In his quest to see the world, Patrick Kelly joins the military. He's sent to VietNam to fight the spread of communism. Jimmy Flynn is mad at the world and he joins the IRA. He fights a war against his own countrymen, in the name of religion.

Norm Strom joins one of the largest street gangs in the world, becoming a city cop. He learns the true value of police informants in his fight against crime.

The story begins on Bloody Friday, in Belfast, Ireland, and follows the characters to places like the jungle in Cambodia, and cities like Boston, Detroit, Toronto, and Windsor. Their personal lives and relationships unfold and intersect with each other, both in love and war. Women, drugs, and guns are the common denominator that eventually draws them all together for a fatal reunion. In their individual endeavors to either fight crime, or profit from it, one of them will have to pay the ultimate price.

Author: Edmond Gagnon
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1999281441
Publisher: Edmond Gagnon Author
Torch: Fire For Hire

Arson detective Norm Strom is always one step behind a serial arsonist who is responsible for torching several buildings in the city. He tracks down known arsonist Johnny Eagle and turns him into his informant, hoping to use one torch to catch another.

Eagle tells all, revealing the pleasure and satisfaction that he gets from setting and watching a raging inferno. Detective Strom relies on Eagle and his other informants to help him discover the true identity of the serial arsonist. To keep the cops off his back, Johnny Eagle rats on his own friends. Is he playing with fire on both sides of the fence?

Detective Strom and Johnny Eagle each tell their own version of the story, putting the reader right in the middle of a dangerous game of cat and rat.

Author: Edmond Gagnon
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1999281434
Publisher: Edmond Gagnon Author
Finding Hope: The Highway of Tears

The Highway of Tears is real. Since 1969 there have been over 1,200 women reported missing in north-western Canada. 23 of those women disappeared along the stretch of Trans Canada Highway #16 that runs from Prince George to Prince Rupert, in British Columbia.

Finding Hope is the story of one woman who goes missing after leaving Jasper, on her way home to see her daughter in Stewart, B.C. She is well aware of the notorious Highway of Tears, and the serial killers who use the road as their hunting ground.

Retired Police Detective Norm Strom rides his motorcycle from Calgary to Hyder, Alaska, and meets Hope Lachance in Jasper before she is reported missing. For his own personal reasons, Strom reaches out to the RCMP, offering his help in Finding Hope.

Author: Edmond Gagnon
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1999281427
Publisher: Edmond Gagnon Author
Border City Chronicles

There is no wall separating the United States from Canada. A river marks the border between Detroit Michigan and Windsor Ontario. The bridge and tunnel that link the two cities make up the busiest international crossings in North America. Together, they once owned bragging rights as the automotive capital of the world.

Both known as blue collar municipalities, Detroit and Windsor have more than the production of automobiles in common. Murder. The American metropolis once led the nation in killings per capita. Although a fraction of it's neighbor's size, Windsor has its share of homicides.

Border City Chronicles is a collection of three Norm Strom crime fiction stories, all tales of murder. Bay Shay and Designated Hitters take place in Windsor neighborhoods. Knock-Out happens in the bowels of Detroit.

Follow Norm Strom, his informants and fellow cops, while they slip into the underbellies of the motor cities to seek justice for their victims of homicide.

Author: Edmond Gagnon
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1644386774
Publisher: Edmond Gagnon Author
Trafficking Chen: A Tale of Kidnapping and Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking has affected countries across the world for centuries, and continues to do so today. There are countless victims.

Trafficking Chen is the heartfelt story of one victim, Chen, a young Chinese girl taken from her family home in settlement of her father's outstanding gambling debt. Forced into slave labor by a powerful Chinese Triad, she becomes a servant to the rich.

Chen comes of age, and must serve using her own body to satisfy her master's sexual appetite. She becomes a prostitute and is shuffled around her own country. Eventually the Triad ships her and others like her, overseas, to Canada. There she is sexually exploited and put to work as an exotic dancer in their chain of strip clubs.

Street Crimes Detective Norm Strom mostly investigates property-related crime, but he receives a tip from a confidential informant about illegal Asian women dancing at a local club. While trying to handle his personal issues, Strom joins a task force investigating possible human trafficking in his city.

Author: Edmond Gagnon
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1989910061
Publisher: Edmond Gagnon Author