Almost Criminal

Edgar Award finalist – Best Paperback Original
Arthur Ellis Award finalist – Best First Novel
A “Best Book of 2014” – 49th Shelf

Now in Japanese: In 2015, the Japanese translation of Almost Criminal was released by Hayakawa Publishing.


Randle Kennedy has the seeds for the world’s finest B.C. weed. He can hand you a toke that’ll be the high of your dreams. It can ease your cancer or help your granny’s Alzheimer’s. When B.C. finally legalizes pot, he plans to become a major player. Meanwhile, he’s stuck with a transportation issue. His market is in the United States. His plants are in Canada. He needs a front. Enter Tate MacLane, boy genius. Since his grand days in high school (he graduated at 14), Tate’s talents have been put to use making one of Vancouver’s finest lattes. Then Randle Kennedy comes calling. – from Margaret Cannon’s GLOBE AND MAIL review

Almost Criminal

Where can you find it?

In Canada (or Japan), ask your local bookseller. If they don’t have it, ask them to bring it in. Of course, it’s available at all the online booksellers.

The Japanese edition is available here. If you prefer to listen to a fine actor reading the book, there’s

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