Criminal Intent is a vignette set before events in both Your Friendly Neighbourhood Criminal and An Ordinary Decent Criminal. Criminal Intent reveals a hard and merciless Monty Haaviko. Freshly released from a stint in prison, Monty goes looking for revenge on the partner who let him take the fall for a bank robbery gone wrong.
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Michael Van Rooy (1968-2011) wrote for documentaries, magazines, newspapers and the Internet, and in 2009 won the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. His first book, An Ordinary Decent Criminal, won the 2006 Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book by a Manitoba Writer, was a finalist for the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction and has been recently optioned by Big Mind Films to make a full-length feature film.
Michael released his third novel in the Monty Haaviko series, A Criminal to Remember, in the summer of 2010. Before settling on a writing career, Michael studied history at the University of Manitoba and was a restaurant manager, bartender, fishing guide, card dealer, news editor, cheesemaker, and federal prisoner. He used all this experience to inform his writing. Michael was born in Kamloops, BC, and grew up in Winnipeg, MB.