Douglas & McIntyre

September 2020



Primary Obsessions

Charles Demers

Canadian author and comedian Charles Demers returns with a new novel—this time the first in a series of mysteries starring Dr. Annick Boudreau and involving themes of mental health. The endearing and unflappable Dr. Boudreau regularly confronts a myriad of mental health issues in her psychiatric practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. But even Annick is stunned when Sanjay, a young patient who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is arrested for the brutal murder of his roommate. She feels compelled to investigate on her own, and what she discovers takes her into the dark side of Vancouver. Primary Obsessions is an engrossing page-turner and a refreshing reboot of the sleuth genre.