Michael Slade


Criminal lawyer turned dark thriller writer MICHAEL SLADE specialized in the laws of prostitution, murder, and the defence of insanity. Slade asked each sex worker, female and male, two research questions: “Who was your kinkiest john?” and “What was your most dangerous date?” That real-life experience inspired his fourteen crime novels about Special X, the psycho-hunters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Headhunter Reimagined – an all-new version of the first Special X novel – is coming this fall/winter.

Michael Slade’s Shock Theatre – now in its 9th year – will haunt SiWC as the Friday “Night Owl” Event.