Quinn 

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Praise for Quinn

“Quinn is a sly and irreverent yarn that continually tests and pokes fun at the endearing cast of characters. You'll roll your eyes, laugh aloud, and come to love the titular character with the world's largest chip on his shoulder. And as the madcap tale unfolds, Ric de Meulles emerges as a sharp-witted novelist.”
Ayesha Barmania, Documentary maker and radio producer
 

"I really enjoyed Quinn. If genes could talk this is how they’d sound. Ric deMeulles has done a fine job in relaying a family history in all its glory, agony and love. This is a story that drips with atmosphere. Read it, you’ll be charmed.
Martin Knight, best-selling author of Common People and Battersea Girl


"A sly and irreverent yarn ... deMeulles emerges as a sharp-witted novelist."
Ayesha Barmania, Documentary maker and radio producer

"A family history in all its glory, agony and love...it drips with atmosphere."
Martin Knight, Best-selling author of Battersea Girl and Common People

 

Quinn the orphan grew up a scrapper and drinker  who never accepted any of the breaks life offered him. He messed up his life spectacularly, then blamed the works on Destiny and hightailed it out of town.  Eleven years later he returned with a promise to make a fresh start but soon found himself at the center of a monumental muck-up: a bombed war memorial and an abducted autistic girl. The cops are out to nail Quinn's arse to the wall, and he figures he's got to go it alone in getting out of hot water. But little does he realize that he's being helped by the least likely candidate imaginable. /<b>/<i>

Praise for Quinn
“Quinn is a sly and irreverent yarn that continually tests and pokes fun at the endearing cast of characters. You'll roll your eyes, laugh aloud, and come to love the titular character with the world's largest chip on his shoulder. And as the madcap tale unfolds, Ric de Meulles emerges as a sharp-witted novelist.”
Ayesha Barmania, Documentary maker and radio producer
 

"I really enjoyed Quinn. If genes could talk this is how they’d sound. Ric deMeulles has done a fine job in relaying a family history in all its glory, agony and love. This is a story that drips with atmosphere. Read it, you’ll be charmed.
Martin Knight, best-selling author of Common People and Battersea Girl

                
    

Junkshop Angel

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Ricky Canning knows only three things for certain, that he's got a bullet fragment in his brain, that the voice coming from his toaster is the Prince of Darkness, and that his guardian angel is in a coma.</b><p> When he brings this problem to the two WW2 vets at the junkshop they make him a device to protect him from his tormentor. But when the boys at the barbershop get wind of  this they decide to have a little fun. And Ricky is turned into the town clown. But perhaps the angel is not actually in a coma, and is ready to return for one final battle with the Prince of Darkness.<p>This is a story about immigrants in a small mining town, about the fallout from war, and about the prevalence of evil in the most unlikely places. And it's also about the mysterious force of kindness.

Junkshop Angel is a novelette consisting of 12,000 words.

Ramasseur .
available at

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"A brilliant novel...This is magic realism at its best."

Veronica Ross, author of Hanna B. and the Carolyn Archer mysteries

Ramasseur (def): Collector
A man finds himself on a train in the middle of the night. He does not know who he is or where he is going. But he has a hunch he has killed someone and is going back to the scene of the crime. When he arrives he meets a mysterious man who tells him stories about his past. But there aren't enough pieces, and the nameless man begins to look for more. As this collector, this Ramasseur, wanders through the misty night, getting closer to discovering who he's killed, he gathers shards of memory, hoping to find enough pieces to make a whole man. 

A magically-realistic novel in the form of a story-sequence, Ramasseur is a series of exquisitely crafted, highly readable tales that conspires to draw readers into the puzzle of memory and identity. While these gripping little tales of beasts, prophets and saints are set in a remote mining town, deMeulles' sense of place draws to mind David Adams Richards's Miramichi  and Joyce's Dublin.  . .

 

Hickey's Dead 
available in November 2018 at;

www.amazon.com/-/e/B001KP6GNO
 
"Thrilling, mysterious and haunting."

Pam Bustin, author of the award-willing Mostly Happy

 

"Richly-drawn characters, intricacies of plot, deft pacing ... a brilliant wordsmith." 

Sean Costello, best-selling author of Sandman, Captain Quad and others       

 

Boozy Constable McGraw has far more on his hands than he can handle this summer. A troublemaking teenage girl blows into town intent on digging up a past he wants forgotten, his friend Hickey dies in a suspicious sawmilling accident, and a dead girl surfaces at a local swimming hole, after having been missing for five years. He's sure that none of these events are connected, but they soon prove him wrong. And when the pieces start falling into place, McGraw starts falling apart, drinking like a man on a one way ride to the bottom. When he crashes he knows the only way out is to put a bullet into someone—if only himself. 

Voices From Behind The Walls 
"Rough and real, tough and raw, clear-eyed and surprisingly tender."
Joe Florito, award-winning columnist with The Toronto Star

A unique collection of poems, stories and essays written by nine young men in custody.This writing is raw and unpolished, filled alternately with anger, despair, longing and deep sadness, but also with release and hope.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Lizzy

Coming August 2019

An old strong-willed woman's many foster children gather at her deathbed, and give each other comfort by recalling stories about her lifelong scrap with the local parish priest. But this vengeful old man is determined to get the last laugh by refusing to say a funeral Mass for Lizzy. All appears lost until the dead woman's body suddenly vanishes, throwing everyone on Secord Street into a tizzy, including the priest.

 

 

 

 

 

Coming November 2019!

The Piano Girl and other fairytales for adults.

 

The Piano Girl. A beautifully hand-crafted piano is at the center of this illustrated story about two two eleven-year-old misfits. The piano draws the two girls into the mystery of its secret song, and they quickly become close friends--even though they were born 200 years apart.

 

 

 

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