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Celebrate more than 150 years of Canada with 150 books.

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The Night the Gods Smiled by Eric Wright

The Night the Gods Smiled (1983)

(From Google Books)

During dinner with his colleagues, English professor David Summers proclaimed it his lucky day and hinted at a mysterious anniversary. Soon after his strange behavior, he disappeared. Inspector Charlie Salter begins his investigation into the halls of academia, but finds them surprisingly shady. Somehow, for someone, it had been a piece of luck that killed Summers and it would take a greater one for Salter to find the killer.

Eric Wright

(From Goodreads)

Eric Wright was born in London, England and immigrated to Canada in 1951. He is the award-winning author of seventeen crime novels, including his first novel, The Night the Gods Smiled, which won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel, the Crime Writer's Association's John Creasey Award, and the City of Toronto Book Award. His memoir, Always Give a Penny to a Blind Man, about growing up poor in working-class London, was published in 1999.