You can order Melissa’s paperbacks at these wonderful places, or any independent bookstore, as long as you know the ISBN. Amazon, Chapters, or Indigo can also help you.

Select electronic items are available here.

SOUTH GLENGARRY, ONTARIO

Cornwall

Coles Cornwall Square: Water St E, Cornwall, ON K6H 6M2. (613) 938-6125.

Pharmasave: 106 Second St W, Cornwall, ON K6J 1G5.
(613) 938-0606 Literature in a health-oriented community pharmacy! 

Cornwall Public Library (Stockholm Syndrome only. Inquire for availability): 45 Second St. East, P.O Box 939, Cornwall, Ontario Canada, K6H 5V1. Telephone: 613.932.4796 Fax: 613.932.2715 / e-mail: generalmail@library.cornwall.on.ca  Love this place.

Alexandria and area

R&L’s Book Nook
(613)525-9940; rlbooknook@eastlink.ca. They carry a variety of my books, from Hope Sze to non-fiction.

Fassifern General Store; RR 5 in Alexandria, ON; (613)525-2144. We buy gas and ice cream here, and they know how to fix cars!

Vankleek Hill

The Review: 76 Main St. E, Vankleek Hill, Ontario, K0B 1R0, Tel: (613) 678-3327, review@thereview.ca. A community hub!

Lancaster

Épicerie Henderson’s Grocery Store187 Military Rd, Lancaster, ON K0C 1N0, (613) 347-1958 My kids devour their garlic bread and sweets, and now you can eat and read in their café.

OTTAWA

Perfect Books: 258 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L9; (613) 231-6468; info@perfectbooks.ca. Lovely and professional, run by good people. Stocks several Hope Sze thrillers, including White Lightning. Inquire for availability

Books on Beechwood35 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1M1; (613) 742-5030; inquire for availability; staff@booksonbeechwood.ca  A creative, closely-knit bookstore

Singing Pebble Books: 206 Main St, Ottawa, ON K1S 1C6; (613) 230-9165; singingpebblebooks@gmail.com. Scorpion Scheme only. Inquire for availability. Books and gifts in a warm-hearted shop

MONTREAL

Librairie Bertrand
430 Rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal, QC H2Y 2M5, Canada, bertrand@librairiebertrand.com  Gorgeous, organized bookstore in Old Montreal. Inquire for availability

Librairie Paragraphe bookstore (contact events coordinator Andreas Kessaris for availability first: 1 copy of Scorpion Scheme remaining)

2220 McGill College Avenue, Montreal (Quebec), H3A 3P9; 514 845-5811. Heart-warming bookstore only steps away from McGill.

QUEBEC CITY

La Maison Anglaise. Place De La Cite, 164-2600, Boul. Laurier
Quebec QC, G1V 4T3
Canada
418-654-9523
toll free 800-228-5818
info@lamaisonanglaise.com

They ship books!

NEW YORK CITY

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007

Email: info@mysteriousbookshop.com / Phone: 212-587-1011 / Fax: 212-587-1126  My favourite NYC bookstore. Inquire for availability

BOSTON AREA

Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard Street
Brookline MA 02446-2908 / Tel: 617-566-6660 / Fax: 617-734-9125

thestore@brooklinebooksmith.com  Super fun place. Inquire for availability

Bookseller discount through Olo Books and Windtree Press:

2-4 assorted books, 40% discount + shipping

5-9 assorted books, 45% discount + shipping

10 or more assorted books, 50% discount, free domestic U.S. shipping

Piranhas, Pickle Joe, and Me

Piranhas, Pickle Joe, and Me

What if...your best friend was a long, thin slice of dill pickle and you played with him every night in your dreams?
What if...this world became more real than the one you're in right now?
What if...Pickle Joe took you swimming up the Amazon River and the piranhas attacked you?

A thousand word-story about pickles, piranhas, and parents.

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Gone Fishing II: Trouble and Strife

Gone Fishing II: Trouble and Strife

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One missing uncle. One missing child. And a river that could kill them both.

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Gone Fishing Book I: Cain & Abel
Family Medicine

Family Medicine

When Dr. Hope Sze trades the crime-ridden city of Montreal for a fishing trip with her dad, she expects misty lakes and crimson maple leaves. In other words, a perfect family fun day. Then Hope’s mother—never the sharpest scalpel in the neighbourhood—drags along crazy uncle Leonard, transforming Black Donald Lake into a very dark place.

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Because

Because

$2.99$0.99
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Genres: Mystery, Noir

“What fabrications they are, mothers. Scarecrows, wax dolls for us to stick pins into, crude diagrams.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin.

How do you solve a problem like your mother?

A ferocious flash fiction story.

Accompanied by an exclusive essay by the author on the exhausted genesis of the story at Kris Rusch and Dean Smith's Oregon mystery workshop, the writing life, and the Derringer short list.

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Apples, Broccoli & Rats with Islands: Short thoughts on envy and positivity for writers (and human beings in general)

Apples, Broccoli & Rats with Islands: Short thoughts on envy and positivity for writers (and human beings in general)

$2.99
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Genre: self-help

Do you seethe with envy? Do you turn such a vibrant shade of green, staring at your friend's award-winning, New York Times bestselling books, that you kind of look like...broccoli?
Yeah. Me too.
Comparing yourself with other writers feels like comparing apples and broccoli.
Guess what? Apples taste pretty sweet. Everyone likes them. Apples seem like the cheerleaders who walk off with the quarterback every time, while you push your glasses up your broccoli nose, scribble poetry in your broccoli diary, and listen to your broccoli parents scream at each other.
Eesh.
This bite-sized book tells you how I kicked envy to the moon—well, not the moon. Okay. The front porch. Using my muscular yet shapely broccoli legs, I kicked envy to the porch so I could write my own work.
I became a rat with an island.
Are you more confused than envious now? Super. Consider my job half done. Complete my mission by buying this short yet sweet, broccoli-positive, rat-friendly book, so you, too, can annihilate envy, write your broccoli sonnets, and sing your broccoli songs forevermore.

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Eat Right and Get a Dog: Short Thoughts on Losing Weight and Gaining a Life (Bite-sized books)

Eat Right and Get a Dog: Short Thoughts on Losing Weight and Gaining a Life (Bite-sized books)

$2.99
Genre: self-help

Who wants to lose a few pounds?
I do, I do!
Who wants to read about weight loss?
Um…
Look. I know where you're coming from. Doctors like me should get all excited about slimming down, but if you ask me to count calories or eat like a cavewoman, I sprint for the door. And after I finish sprinting, I want to eat more than a goji berry.
So I wrote this bite-sized book that sums up my entire weight loss philosophy in six words: eat right and get a dog. Okay, I wrote a little more than that, but I promise not to shame you or make up some complex system where you have to order a magic spoonful of powdered spinach from me every Tuesday at midnight.
Just read it. What have you got to lose, except a few inches, a few dollars, and a few degrees of self-loathing? Hooray!

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Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm Syndrome

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One of the best crime novels of 2016, as chosen by CBC's The Next Chapter.
Two doctors. One killer. One woman in labour.

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The Dormitory of the Friable Little Girls

The Dormitory of the Friable Little Girls

$1.99

When Melanie's mother dumps her at the Little Flower Preparatory College for Girls, Melanie can handle the uniforms and the 6 a.m. wake-up calls. But when the nuns' discipline turns savage and Melanie discovers that the parents have essentially abandoned them, Melanie must save herself and her best friend, even if it means consorting with a vampire.

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Red

Red

$2.99

A pregnant teenager donates her embryo to a recipient mother who wants red-haired children. The doctor who pioneered the technology performs the microsurgery exquisitely.

Everyone should live happily ever after.

Except this isn't a fairy tale.

"Red," a short story originally published in Nature's Future science fiction section.

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Blood Diamonds

Blood Diamonds

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Series: Hope Sze medical mystery
Genre: Noir
Tag: Hope Sze

A story of three women, linked by blood and diamonds.

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The Emergency Doctor’s Guide to a Pain-Free Back

The Emergency Doctor’s Guide to a Pain-Free Back

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Genres: Humour, Medical

A fast, funny guide on how to turn your back around, written by an emergency doctor.

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