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Howard Shrier is a Canadian award-winning author of mystery and thriller novels.

Born and raised in Montreal, he graduated from Concordia University with an Honors Degree in Journalism and Creative Writing.

He has throughout his career worked in various media, including print, magazine and radio journalism, theatre and television, sketch comedy and improv.

Howard has also served as a high ranking communications advisor to government agencies.

He lives in Toronto with his wife and their two sons, where he also works as a teacher at the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies.

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Genres: Mystery, Thriller



Non Series

  • Lostport (2011)

Jonah Geller Series

  1. Buffalo Jump (2008)
  2. High Chicago (2008)
  3. Boston Cream (2012)
  4. Miss Montreal (2013)
Non Series

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Non Series


Ben McBride joined the witness protection program in an effort to overcome his dark past in Tampa.

Now with a new past and great expectation for the future, he looks destined to safely fly to Tucson, only for him to discover that his location has been compromised.

With that, he is now forced to head north to Eastport, a town now far away from Buffalo.

But even in the secluded Eastport, trouble still finds Ben McBride.

He not only gets in trouble with the local authorities, but is also being watched everywhere he goes.

And it doesn’t take long before he discovers that he isn’t the only person on the program in Lostport.

Is it all a coincidence or sheer rotten luck?

Author: Howard Shrier
First Release: 2011

Jonah Geller Series

Buffalo Jump

Nothing seems to be going right for Toronto investigator Jonah Geller.

A costly mistake has left him with a bullet lodged in his arm, a troubled relationship and a furious boss.

So upon returning home, the last thing he expects is to find an infamous professional killer in his home. Even more shocking is that Dante Ryan wants his help.

Assigned to execute an entire family in Toronto, Ryan just can’t do it, more so because he too has a five-year-old son.

Will Jonah help him unmask the person who ordered the kill?

Will the two manage to maneuver the danger that lies ahead?

Author: Howard Shrier
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0307356062
Publisher: Vintage Canada
High Chicago

Not long after launching his very own firm named World Repairs, Toronto investigator Jonah Geller and his partner Jenn Raudsepp find themselves looking into a case involving a young girl who allegedly took her own life.

It is an investigation that plunges them into the risky world of construction and development on a long-disregarded land in Toronto.

From the look of things, it seems that legendary real estate magnate Simon Birk, who is the partner of the deceased girl’s father, is responsible for the death of individuals who interfere with the project.

Although they don’t have enough proof to go for him, Jonah won’t rest until he brings down one of the most powerful figures in Chicago.

Author: Howard Shrier
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0307356086
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Boston Cream

 “A perfect blend of action and compassion.”

When surgeon-in-training David Fine mysteriously vanishes, investigator Jonah Geller steps in to look into the disappearance of the family friend.

Although it initially seems like David just needed a break, it soon becomes apparent that the medic is running for his life.

And it won’t be long before the lives of Jonah and partner Jenn Raudsepp are in terrible danger.

When Jenn is kidnapped by a ruthless Boston criminal, Jonah is forced to solicit the help of former hitman Dante Ryan.

Will Jonah and his team manage to rescue Jenn before it’s too late?

Author: Howard Shrier
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0307359568
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Miss Montreal

“Syrian criminals. Evasive witnesses. Deadly figures.”

Slammin' Sammy Adler was one of the most gifted and most beloved columnists in Montreal.

He was also an old friend of Jonah Geller, with their friendship sparked many summers ago when Jonah helped the timid kid.

So when the lifeless remains of a viciously killed Sammy are discovered in what could possibly have been a hate crime, with police investigations stagnating, his ailing grandfather requests Jonah to solve the mystery.

Although Montreal isn’t that far away from Toronto, Jonah and ex-hitman Dante Ryan immediately discover just how different it can be—rife with rivalries, its very own language and lawlessness.

Author: Howard Shrier
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0307359582
Publisher: Vintage Canada