Gordon Cope

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Gordon Cope has been a professional writer for over 30 years, working as a report at the Calgary Herald and as an international correspondent for major journals in Canada, the US and the UK. He was a finalist for the W.O. Mitchell Award for his debut travel memoir, A Paris Moment, and a silver medal IPPY award winner for his debut mystery novel, Secret Combinations. He currently lives in southern Mexico, and loves to travel the world with his wife Linda. His latest mystery novel, Triple Cross, features much-acclaimed FBI agent Jack Kenyon and the thrilling exploits that take him from San Francisco to Paris and London.

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I don't have any mysteries in my background that would qualify, but I do have one that rates as a potential plot for a war story.
In World War I, my great-grandfather John Kenyon was a quarter-master sergeant for the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, which fought in the battles of the Somme, Ypres, Vimy and Flanders. Late one night, Kenyon, who was in charge of the officer's mess, went out on an excursion to 'liberate' a cow. The Germans advanced, catching Kenyon and his men behind enemy lines. They took refuge in the cellar of a bombed out chateau, where they discovered a secret cache of Champagne. They spent the following two weeks evading capture; their only sustenance was the bubbly.
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A Paris Moment

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So We Sold Our House and Ra...

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Secret Combinations

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