Montreal-based Howard Shrier has quickly cemented his reputation as one of Canada's most gifted thriller writers. His debut, Buffalo Jump, introducing PI Jonah Geller, took the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for best first novel, and his follow-up, High Chicago, walked away with the best novel award in 2010. He's back with Boston Cream ($19.95, Vintage), in which Geller looks for a missing doctor and runs up against an organ transplant conspiracy - excellent timing, with shady transplant rackets in the headlines. Shrier launches Boston Cream at Dora Keogh, Tuesday (February 7). See listing.