Sunset and Jericho

Sunset and Jericho Shortlisted for 2023 Crime Fiction Lover Award

The readers have voted, and Sam Wiebe’s Sunset and Jericho has made the shortlist for a Crime Fiction Lover Award. Sunset and Jericho is the fourth installment of the Wakeland detective series that explores the depths of Vancouver’s criminal underworld.

The mayor’s brother is missing. A transit cop lies beaten and blinded, her service weapon stolen. A new series of graffiti tags are appearing, linked to an underground group calling themselves the Death of Kings. Class warfare has broken out on the streets of Vancouver, and PI Dave Wakeland finds himself on the front lines—but unsure which side he’s on.

Reeling from a bad breakup, and increasingly alienated from the city he calls home, Wakeland nevertheless agrees to look for a missing gun. The investigation takes him from flophouses, to city hall, to a clinic in the West Vancouver hills to a mega-mansion in the exclusive British Properties neighborhood—along the way, crossing every ethical line the PI has drawn for himself. Even then, Wakeland may not be able to pull it off…

The Crime Fiction Lover Award, now in its third year, is a reader-driven award hosted by the Crime Fiction Lover review site. Shortlisted titles have been nominated by readers, and readers get to vote on the winners. To place votes, readers can visit Voting closes at noon GMT on Monday, December 4, 2023.

Sam Wiebe has won the Crime Writers of Canada award, the Kobo Emerging Writers prize, and has been shortlisted for the Edgar, Hammett, Shamus, and City of Vancouver book prizes. Hell and Gone was lauded as one of The Strand Magazine’s “Top 25 Mystery Novels of 2022” and took home the silver medal IPPY Award. His other titles include Never Going Back, Last of the Independents, and the Vancouver Noir anthology, which he edited. His first two books in the Wakeland Series are Invisible Dead and Cut You Down, which established themselves as some of the most authentic and acclaimed detective stories in Canada.