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SAM WIEBE is an award-winning and best-selling author of Pacific Northwest crime fiction.

His Wakeland series includes Invisible Dead, Cut You Down, Hell and Gone, Sunset and Jericho, and the upcoming Wrath of Exiles. The series has been praised for its authenticity and social realism. He’s also the author of Ocean Drive, Last of the Independents, Never Going Back, and A Lonesome Place for Dying under the pen name Nolan Chase.

Wiebe has won the Crime Writers of Canada award and the Kobo Emerging Writers Prize, and been shortlisted for the Edgar, Hammett, Shamus, Independent Publisher, and City of Vancouver book award. He’s been writer in residence at Simon Fraser University and the Vancouver Public Library, and has been published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, The National Post, The Walrus, Montecristo, and Image Comics, among many others.


“The best crime fiction writer in Canada.”
Nathan Ripley, author of Find You in the Dark

"one of those fabulously rare literary figures who actually gets better with each successive book"
​Steven Beattie, The Toronto Star

“The best of the crime genre.”
Charles Demers, author of Property Values

“One of the most respected names in crime fiction today and with good reason.”
Robyn Harding, author of The Drowning Woman

“Wiebe has an incredible ability to pull you through the page.”
Brent Butt, author of Huge

"A modern master of noir."
The Strand

"A terrific writer."
Margaret Cannon, CBC's The Next Chapter

"A master of tone and atmosphere."
Dead End Follies

“A master of the genre.”
Wisconsin Bookwatch

"No one is writing contemporary Vancouver better than Sam Wiebe."

“Wiebe has a gift for place and character.”
Steve Berry

“Vancouver’s terse poet of a city in decline outdoes his own high standards.”
The Toronto Star on Sunset and Jericho

“A terrific, pulse pounding read from cover to cover.”
Midwest Book Review on Hell and Gone

"Convincingly brings Raymond Chandler into the 21st century."
Publishers Weekly (starred) on Cut You Down

“A harrowing, superbly puzzling, and richly cinematic tale.”
The Vancouver Sun on Invisible Dead

“Quite possibly the definitive Vancouver crime novel.”
Owen Laukkanen on Invisible Dead

“A literary achievement.”
Booklist (starred) on Last of the Independents

"Delivers a knockout punch."
Sarah Weinman on Last of the Independents