Leo Desroches

Created by Wayne Arthurson

Reporter LEO DESROCHES, the son of Cree and French-Canadian parents, is a compulsive gambler who's pretty much screwed up everything in his life, but he's begun the slow road back, taking a gig working for Edmonton's biggest paper, covering their "Aboriginal Issues" beat.

A fresh voice, a unique perspective and an intriguing setting, a mix of prairie grit and big city noir. I'm gonna be watching this one.

Wayne Arthurson, like Leo, is the son of Cree and French-Canadian parents. He's worked as a newspaper reporter, a rock drummer and as a freelance journalist. He's also the author of several nonfction works, including In the Shadow of Our Ancestors: The Inventions and Genius of the First Peoples (2011) and Spirit Animals: The Wisdom of Nature (2013). He lives in Edmonton.


  • "It's about time someone set a kick-ass crime novel in Edmonton, and Wayne Arthurson is the man to do it."

-- Giles Blunt



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Preliminary report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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