A Long Hard Look

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"The dialog crackles, the story moves, and the characters are fresh. This is a good one."
James R. Preston, author of the Surf City Mysteries

"A fun, fast-paced mystery in the classic style with a modern twist. Fans of Raymond Chandler will find much to love in A Long, Hard Look."
Elizabeth Craig/Riley Adams, author of the Memphis Barbecue Mysteries

"There is a new Raymond Chandler in town! Joel D Canfield’s new novel, A Long, Hard Look had me believing Philip Marlowe was lurking somewhere in the shadows!"
Alex Zabala, author of Treasure of the Mayan King

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Joel D CanfieldHulloo! I’m Joel D Canfield.

I’m a writer. I used to write about my business philosophy. These days I’m focused on light mysteries which I call Chandleresque cozies. There have also been over 100 songs in the past decade.

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My Best Beloved and I were nomads for two years before settling (for now) in northern Wisconsin (can you say ‘polar vortex’?) We love it here, especially since we moved to this gorgeous sunny house on the lake.

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A Long, Hard Look

Order your of my Chandleresque cozy

Free shipping! Where is it going?


You can also get it at Amazon or buy the Kindle version and start reading now!


“The dialog crackles, the story moves, and the characters are fresh. This is a good one.”
James R. Preston, author of the Surf City Mysteries

“A fun, fast-paced mystery in the classic style with a modern twist. Fans of Raymond Chandler will find much to love in A Long, Hard Look.
Elizabeth Craig/Riley Adams, author of the Memphis Barbecue Mysteries

“There is a new Raymond Chandler in town! Joel D Canfield’s new novel, A Long, Hard Look had me believing Philip Marlowe was lurking somewhere in the shadows!”
Alex Zabala, author of Treasure of the Mayan King

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