Contemporary Canadian Literature with a Distinctly Urban Twist

Anvil Press

Ruby, Ruby

Ruby, Ruby

  • canada orders 12.95
  • us/world orders 9.95

Winner of the 1998 3-Day Novel-Writing Contest

Meet Jack Minyard, a nice, liberal, milk-drinking, hockey-playing white-bread Canuck from Saskatoon who’s stuck down in Memphis, Tennessee workin’ for a security company and moonlighting as a private dick.

Ruby Ruby is a soft-boiled murder mystery that follows the trail of our expatriate Canuck as he tries to sleuth out the answers to a puzzling series of pointless and apparently motiveless murders: Who’d want to kill a sixtyish night watchman guarding an abandoned pie factory?

Jack Minyard might have some answers, but then again a hard-drinkin’ night shift bus driver named Lomas sees a lot of things that he doesn’t always talk about . . . at least not until he’s slurrin’ drunk.


  • Publication: Jan 1999
  • ISBN: 9781895636239
  • Pages: 128 pp
  • Size: 5 x 8 inches

Bradley Harris is a Canadian writer, editor, and teacher living and working in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the only writer to have won the infamous International 3-Day Novel Writing Contest twice. His novel Ruby Ruby won the 21st annual competition and was published in 1999. His entry, Thorazine Beach, was selected as the winning entry in the 35th annual contest and was published in August of 2013. His other works include prize-winning short stories and a dramatic play, Incoming, produced in Memphis and Los Angeles. Brad holds BA and JD degrees, plus an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Memphis. He is currently at work on his third novel in the Jack Minyard series, Six Flags Over Jesus.

Books by Bradley Harris