Sam Wiebe



Upcoming events, AMA, and Reviews

February 20, 2018

The reviews for CUT YOU DOWN have been tremendous. In addition to a starred review from Publishers Weekly, Here are a couple others:

Mystery People named CUT YOU DOWN one of its February picks, calling it "a fresh spin on the tough yet emotionally vulnerable private eye."

Susan Hoover on Reviewing the Evidence says, "CUT YOU DOWN is an edge of the seat thriller. I held my breath through th…

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CUT YOU DOWN launches!

February 13, 2018


Today is the day the second Wakeland novel, CUT YOU DOWN, arrives in stores. Here's how you can order it:

Amazon (US)      Amazon (CA)     Chapters/Indigo  Barnes & Noble    Book Warehouse    

The book has garnered incredible reviews so far, including a starred rave review from Publishers Weekly. Here's the synopsis: 

No one knows what happened to Tabi…

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2018 Events

January 10, 2018

I'll be doing a few events around B.C. and Washington in February and March.
A few other events in the Interior and elsewhere are in the works. But here's what's confirmed:

February: CUT YOU DOWN published
 by Random House Canada and Quercus USA.
Feb 7th is the Cut You Down book launch at the Shebeen Whisky Room, 210 Carrall Street, 7pm. Here's the event's Facebook page.

Feb 7th: Auth…

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Starred Reviews, Year-End Awards, and my own best-reads list

December 20, 2017

It's nice to end the year on a high note: Publishers Weekly gave Cut You Down a starred review "a cleverly tuned commentary on a society that forces its citizens to choose between doing the wrong thing for the right reason and doing the right thing for the wrong reasons," and "Wiebe convincingly brings Raymond Chandler into the 21st century." Read the full review here. 

Invisible Dead was awa…

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Cut You Down book blurbs and synopsis

December 1, 2017

Order Cut You Down Now:
Amazon (US) Amazon (CA) Chapters/Indigo B&N

Vancouver PI Dave Wakeland is back--this time staring down the knife edge of corruption and murder.

No one knows what happened to Tabitha Sorensen. The brilliant but troubled student seems to have vanished, leaving a deadly trail of missing millions and links to a notorious family of criminals. Hired to find her, Wakel…

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Cut You Down Book Launch

November 15, 2017
This February, CUT YOU DOWN will be published by Random House Canada and Quercus USA. The Cut You Down book launch will be Feb 7th at the Shebeen Whisky Room, 210 Carrall Street, 7pm. Here's the event's Facebook page. Official publication date is February 13th. You can pre-order it at: Amazon (US)    Amazon (CA)    …

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Kamloops Postponement, Audiobook, and more...

October 30, 2017

Invisible Dead is now available as an audiobook from Blackstone Audio, read by Law and Order alumnus Donald Corren. Here's a link to the CD and MP3 versions on Amazon.

Unfortunately I've had to postpone my involvement in the Kamloops Writers Fest, due to--well, civic duty (I'll be able to say more later). Thanks to Lindsay and the other organizers, and Peter at the Kamloops Chapters, who have…

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October 18, 2017

INVISIBLE DEAD comes out on audiobook October 24th, 2017! You can order it from Audible or Amazon (US).  I'm hoping it will come out in Canada soon...


I like that cover! Donald Corren, the audiobook narrator, did a whole lot of episodes of the original Law & Order, which is pretty cool.

I missed Bouchercon this year and will likely miss at least one other event due to a certain civ…

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Invisible Dead nominated for the City of Vancouver Book Award!

September 8, 2017
Invisible Dead has been shortlisted for the City of Vancouver Book Award!
I'm honoured to be among such a great list of nominated books, including Carleigh Baker's Bad Endings, Pandas on the Eastside by Gabrielle Prendergast, and Susan Point: Spindle Whorl by Grant Arnold, Ian M. Thom, Susan Point, Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, Thomas Cannell, Myrtle Mckay, and William McLennan.
The a…

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September 5, 2017

My story "Off the Trail" was published in the September issue of Mysterical-E magazine. You can read it here. 

November 1st is the next Noir at the Bar Vancouver, and the lineup looks great: Jackie Bateman, Linda Richards, Janie Chang, Dietrich Kalteis, and more. Very excited for this.

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End of Summer; Bouchercon; Cut You Down

August 29, 2017

I was interviewed by Will Viharo for his "Author of the Week" column on Digital Media Ghost. We talked about CanLit, crime fiction, genre snobbery, and the Pacific Northwest.  

My story "Albuquerque" was published by Suspense magazine's June 2017 issue. It was originally written for a Neil Young-themed anthology which, sadly got shelved.
The story is about a group of security professionals w…

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ThrillerFest and Invisible Dead Reviews

July 19, 2017

I'm back from ThrillerFest, which was a hell of a lot of fun. Thanks to D.P. Lyle and Kim Howe for inviting me to teach a class on character at CraftFest. Kim and Adam Hamdy are my fellow authors at Quercus USA, and the conference presented the perfect chance to get to meet them. The Quercus team are as cool and enthusiastic in real life as I hoped. Nathaniel, Amelia, Amanda and Elyse were terrifi…

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May 2, 2017

Invisible Dead is out today stateside and internationally from Quercus/Hachette. (It was released in Canada last June by Random House.)

Yesterday I did an interview with Paperback Radio. The host, Willem, asked how it felt to win literary awards. And obviously it feels great. But that stuff is so beside the point.

Getting something written is difficult, full stop. Getting something you're …

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This Week's Events; Craft Fest; Radio Stuff

April 24, 2017

Tomorrow night I'll be a guest at the South Hill branch of the Vancouver Public Library to talk with their book club about Invisible Dead. Jinder the book club host is terrific, and I really enjoyed co-hosting the Asian Mystery Writers book club with her last fall as part of the Writer in Residence program. It'll be nice to catch up with her, and to talk about my book.

This Saturday is Authors …

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Seattle Mystery Bookshop Event

March 30, 2017

Saturday May 20th at noon I'll be signing copies of Invisible Dead at Seattle Mystery Bookshop. Looking forward to it! 

You can pre-order at at

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