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Murder in the Chilcotin

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The third book in Roy Innes' mystery series sends RCMP Inspector Coswell and the newly promoted Sergeant Blakemore to the district of West Caribou in British Columbia, where the murder of a neophyte Mountie, the son of a local rancher, threatens to ignite racial conflicts that have been simmering in the region ever since 1885, when five First Nations men were hanged for tr ...more
Paperback, 315 pages
Published October 31st 2010 by Newest Publishers
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I think this book is terrific for 2 reasons:
1. I am Canadian; and
2. I love detective fiction.

The Canadiana angle of the book is it's most appealing aspect to me. It delves into race relations and historic feuds between First Nations and white Canadians. Reconcilliation with its aboriginal peoples (First Nations) is a critical social issue for Canadians at present. "For centuries the Tsilhqot’in [pronounced Chilcotin] Nation, a semi-nomadic grouping of six bands sharing common culture and histor
Impressive crime thriller/police procedural from Roy Innes. Innes has a wonderful insight into current and past First Nations issues in British Columbia. He brings his insight to this well written and very enjoyable and esy to read novel that is the third in his series featuring RCMP Inspector Coswell and Sergeant Blakemore.

There are not too many novels set in British Columbia so this series is a wonderful treat. The Cariboo Chilcotin region of BC is incredibly beautiful. Rolling hills are the s
When a young RCMP officer is murdered in British Columbia’s Caribou District, Inspector Mark Coswell is dispatched from Vancouver to assist local authorities. It isn’t long before Coswell realizes that little about this investigation will be straightforward or easy. Resources are limited in the Chilcotin, and the hostility between the white ranchers and First Nations residents has been going on since the Chilcotin War over a hundred years earlier. Few are interested in helping the police, so whe ...more
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Roy Innes is a retired eye physician and surgeon. An early penchant for the arts, buried for years in the world of science, was rekindled on retirement. He enrolled in the Humber School for Writers program and under the mentorship of literary notable, Olive Senior, wrote his first novel, Murder in the Monashees, released in 2005 to excellent reviews. Equally at home in the city or the wilds, Innes ...more
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