appeared on both the New York Times and Times (UK) bestseller lists, and Pyper has adapted the book for television with Lin Pictures and Warner Bros. TV. Pyper is the recipient of the Grant Allen Award for contributions to Canadian mystery and thriller writing, and holds a BA and MA in English Literature from McGill University, as well as a law degree from the University of Toronto.

Criminal lawyer MICHAEL SLADE has acted in over a hundred murder cases. He specializes in the law of insanity, and argued the last hanging case in the Supreme Court of Canada. 

Based on that real-life experience, Slade is the author of 14 no-holds-barred Mountie Noir thrillers about the Special X psycho-hunters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 

Reader’s Digest says: "The Slade books have developed a strong following among police officers because of their strict adherence to proper police procedure.” 

Slade was guest speaker at the international Police Leadership Conference and at several RCMP regimental dinners, and was guest of honor at both the World Horror Convention in Seattle and Bloody Words in Victoria. 


Bundoran Press Publishing House is a small Canadian publisher of science fiction based in Ottawa. We have been publishing (mostly Canadian) novels and anthologies of short science fiction and poetry since 2006. Over the years, we have received 10 Aurora Award nominations with 2 wins. In addition, one novel and one of our short stores have been nominated for the Sunburst Award. Bundoran Press is operated by Publisher and Managing Editor, Hayden Trenholm, with Associate Publishers, Liz Westbrook-Trenholm and Michael Rimar.

Andrew Pyper is the multiple award-winning author of eight internationally bestselling novels. The Demonologist was the winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel and is being developed for feature film with Robert Zemeckis’ production company ImageMovers, with Pierre Morel (Taken) attached to direct. Lost Girls, his first novel, won the Arthur Ellis Award, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and 

Limestone Genre Expo

Of the Special X series, Diana Gabaldon (OUTLANDER) says, “Crime doesn’t come any darker than Slade’s Mountie Noir.”

Now, with 33 years of 20/20 hindsight, Slade has completely reimagined his first thriller HEADHUNTER (1984), which is coming as a Limited Signed Hardcover Edition from Cemetery Dance Publications this fall (Here) - a trade paperback in January 2018, and is currently available as a Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Nook ebook here: Headhunter Reimagined.

HEADHUNTER Reimagined will be filmed as an 8-part TV series by veteran producer Rob Merilees (CAPOTE, "Motive") and D Films.

Here’s “The History of Michael Slade and HEADHUNTER Reimagined”: