We always need more books like Stupid Crimes, by Dennis Bolen (Anvil). Crime novels set in Canadian milieux have the immediate and salubrious effect of elevating places we know into places we like to see imagined. This one follows a hapless Vancouver parole officer as he wades through a tangle of screwed-up petty crimes and the screwed-up lives (and deaths) of their perpetrators. Gritty, and not at all an imitation of the foreign product. More, please.