Dave Butler

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Dave Butler is the author of the Jenny Willson mystery series (Dundurn Press). He's a forester and biologist living in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. He's a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal winner, and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Full Curl won the Arthur Ellis award for Best First Crime Novel in 2018, and was short-listed for the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer award in the mystery category, also in 2018.

Dave's writing and images have appeared in many magazines and newspapers.

When he's not writing, Dave is a tourism professional, a rabid fly-fisher, a husband, father and grandfather.

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No Place for Wolverines by Dave   Butler
"A solid 4 stars
This is a very good sequel to Full Curl, book 1 in the Jenny Willson series. Jenny is a Canada National Park Warden in Banff NP, Alberta, Canada. She volunteers to go to Yoho NP, British Columbia to investigate a proposed ski resort..." Read more of this review »
No Place for Wolverines by Dave Butler
""No Place for Wolverines", the second book in Dave Butler's Jenny Willson mystery series, confirms that Jenny is a thoroughly believable heroine, even if she is, by her own admission, somewhat difficult to love! Her toughness reflects the beautifu..." Read more of this review »
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An amazingly lyrical book telling of a time when exploration meant no Google Earth, but hard work, persistence and passion. And the images! Gorgeous colours ... reminds me of the song: “mumma don’t take my Kodachrome away ...” Beautiful!
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