Ball Park
by John Farrow

Getting inside is easy; the stress comes in getting out clean. A case of breaking and entering escalates after Émile Cinq-Mars transfers from the Night Patrol.

Montreal, 1975.
Detective Émile Cinq-Mars is transferring from the Night Patrol – the notoriously tough department of officers in charge of watching over the city as it sleeps – to the day shift. His old superior has seen to it that he’s assigned to partner Yves Giroux, another ex-Night Patrol detective some say isn’t on the ‘up and up’.

Getting in a house is easy for thief Quinn Tanner. The stress comes in getting out clean. On finding her getaway driver dead after her latest heist, she goes underground.

For his first case on the day shift, Émile is sent to the property that Quinn has just visited, and their paths are set to cross. But has she stolen something more valuable than she realizes . . . and who is hunting for her now?


“Good interplay between the characters, each with a distinctive voice, keeps the tension high. Fans of character-driven police procedurals will be satisfied”

Publishers Weekly

“A fine, character-rich mystery”


“One of my favorite series. I love Émile Cinq-Mars!”

Lee Child

“The perfect read-alike for Louise Penny's Armand Gamache novels”

Booklist on Perish the Day

“An atmospheric storyteller who offers readers a complex literary mystery”

Library Journal on Perish the Day

“John Verdon fans will be pleased by Farrow's pitting of his well-rounded lead against a puzzle worthy of the detective's acuity”

Publishers Weekly on Perish the Day

“A delight for followers of Louise Penny and Donna Leon”

Booklist Starred Review on Seven Days Dead

“Farrow is an authoritative writer who creates characters with depth and plots that say something about them”

New York Times on Seven Days Dead

John Farrow

John Farrow is the pseudonym of Trevor Ferguson, a Canadian novelist and playwright with eight previous novels in the Émile Cinq-Mars thriller series and seven literary novels under his own name. Booklist in New York has called his crime series the best of our time. Die Zeit in Germany has called it the best of all time.

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Ball Park by John Farrow is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278888911st November 2019145 X 223mm272$29.99
Hardback978072788889131st July 2019145 X 223mm272£20.99
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