What a thrill to hold an Advance Reading Copy of my first novel. What a thrill as well, to have such great advance feedback from amazing writers:
A riotous mystery set in a mystical city, Humane takes us on a mind-bending journey through Indigenous culture to find love and justice in places we never thought to look. Twisting, turning and diving through and around its mostly female characters, Humane is a smorgasbord of suspense, humour, politics, and culture. A not to be missed original novel that will knock your socks off. — Judy Rebick, activist, founder of Rabble.ca
Who killed Nell August? Equipped with a power dream and a stolen black dog with whom she communicates telepathically, Hazel LeSage, a detective living and working in a “brown” prairie city, sets off to find out.
What ensues is an expertly constructed Agatha Christie-like tale, written with the steadfast and humorous pen of a Maria Campbell. Forceful and unflinching, at times painful, but always love-laden and often funny, Humane is a story about family and community; an examination and denunciation of historical injustices, and a relentless search for truth and integrity.
— Carmen Rodriguez, Chilean-Canadian award-winning author of and a body to remember with, short stories, and Retribution, a novel.
In Humane, Anna Marie Sewell brings an Indigenous and poetic sensibility to the crime novel, infusing it with imagery and dance as a Metis mother of two works as an unlicensed Private Investigator. Like its Metis characters, Humane straddles two worlds, following the contours of Western-based novel but infusing it with Indigenous storytelling and allegory. It’s a wonderful read, a significant addition to the canon of authentic Indigenous crime novel.
— Wayne Arthurson, Author of the acclaimed Leo DesRoches crime novels, and The Red Chesterfield