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Jake Doherty

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Bearwalker Alibi is Jake’s second novel, written after meticulous research in both the Dresden area of Germany and Northern Ontario, particularly Manitoulin Island, Sudbury and North Bay.
His attention to psychological roots of his main characters reflects 40 years in journalism as a reporter, editor and finally publisher of the The Hamilton Spectator. He received a Masters Degree (Journalism) from Columbia University in New York in 1960. He also has a business degree from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.
More recently, he was co-founder, editor and contributor of the Sun Media’s Summer Mystery Series, followed by an anthology acclaimed by the Globe and Mail’s mystery critic as “…perfect”.
Jake came to crime writing like a grea

So, who’s on first, or more literally what’s on first?
 Not baseball silly .just the first page of a novel, the author’s critical decision: Begin with  a gripping plot point? Or gently introduce all the characters with a few warts and wrinkles.
 Choices must be made but they can take time to sort out.  I was at a literary conference  in San Miquel de Allende  in Mexico 2009  when the great Amer... Read more of this blog post »
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The Rankin Files

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Sheila Hi, Jake. Thanks for the friend invite. Nice to meet a fellow Canuck!

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