Editorial Reviews for this title:
The Edgar Award-winning novel of hidden secrets, haunting guilt and murder--set in a town near Vancouver on Canada's Sunshine Coast. For no apparent reason a man murders his old acquaintance after only a short chat. HC: Viking.
L.R. Wright is the "queen of Canadian crime fiction", whose writing has been described by Anne Tyler as possessing "a special kind of integrity."
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In this, L.R. Wright's first mystery novel, we are introduced to RCMP Staff Sergeant Karl Alberg; and so begins the highly-acclaimed series featuring Karl and librarian Cassandra Mitchell.
At eighty, George Wilcox hardly expected to crown his life by committing a murder. It had happened so quickly, so easily, so unexpectedly in the sleepy town on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia: a near-perfect crime that wraps Wilcox in a web of guilt, honor, and secrets of the past. An unprovoked act that soon binds him to the warmhearted town librarian, Cassandra Mitchell, and her new romantic interest, zealous Staff Sergeant Alberg. Together, this troubled trio find themselves caught up in a crime whose solution transcends the logic of pure justice.
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