Timothy Findley The Telling of Lies

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The Telling of Lies

 
9780099190813: The Telling of Lies

Vanessa Van Horne investigates the seeming connection between the tearing down of the Aurora Sands Hotel and the mysterious death of wealthy businessman Calder Maddox

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Timothy Findley (1930-2002) was one of Canada's most compelling and best-loved writers. He is the author of The Wars, which won the Governor General's Award and established him as one of Canada's leading writers, as well as Pilgrim and The Piano Man's Daughter, both finalists for The Giller Prize. His other novels, Headhunter, The Telling of Lies, The Last of the Crazy People, The Butterfly Plague, Famous Last Words, Not Wanted on the Voyage, and Spadework; his novella, You Went Away; and his short fiction, Dinner Along the Amazon, Stones, and Dust to Dust, have won numerous awards and are well loved both in Canada and internationally.

Elizabeth Rex won the Governor General's Award for Drama and The Stillborn Lover won a Chalmers Award. His works of non-fiction include Inside Memory and From Stone Orchard.

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This entertaining mystery is another auspicious entry in the Delta Fiction line (see review above). An iceberg is spotted floating off the coast of Maine on the shores of the beautiful old Aurora Sands Hotel, or ASH as it is fondly called by its aging and wealthy clientele. The ASH has been sold, and the chilling iceberg turns out to be a bad omen; one of the guests, Calder Maddox, an evil pharmaceutical mogul, dies, and foul play is suspected. Though it has all the trimmings of an ordinary mysterythe discovery of a corpse, the search for clues, a complex plot and the kidnapping of a witnessthis multilayered novel transcends the genre. A skillful narrative is distinguished by delightful passages and is drolly narrated by Vanessa Van Horne, a landscape architect and the adventure's sleuth ("I felt as a terrorist might feel as he approaches his target. I, however, did not carry the explosives; the explosives walked beside me in a Carlos Ribriona suit"). The scrupulous Vanessa finds the killerand that the telling of lies is a double-edged sword with both pernicious and benevolent implications. Findley's ( Not Wanted on the Voyage , etc.) combination of the morbid subject of deathof a man, an era and certain valueswith a witty style renders this a unique and memorable tale of intrigue. Mystery Guild Book Club featured alternate.
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