Creekstone Press

Northern BC's publisher

Creekstone Press Publications

Shafted: A Mystery

Description: 242 pages, trade paperback, 6 x 9"

ISBN: Print: 978-0-9783195-8-8; Digital: 978-0-9783195-9-5

Price: $18 print; $8 digital

Auxiliary cop Margo Jamieson’s discovery of a nasty note in a dead man’s golf jacket sends her to local historian John Larssen for help. The conflicting agendas of an old prospector, a rich eco-activist, and a mess of misplaced desire take them behind the picturesque façade of Smithers, a mountain town in northern British Columbia. This is the nineties, before cell phones and the internet, and they need to rely on paper files, face-to-face meetings and old-fashioned telephones to unravel a tangled web of festering grudges, phony mineral claims, blackmail, and murder. It may be spring, but what the melting snow reveals brings death in this first mystery from a seasoned poet, novelist and short story writer.

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