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When Mark Murphy, an experienced but burnt out newspaper reporter, takes a job on a second-rate city daily, he's really just looking for a steady income and a little peace and quiet. What he gets is a murder mystery. First, the body of a drowned journalist washes up on English Bay beach. Next, the girlfriend of the journalist turns up dead in his apartment. It looks like a ...more
Kindle Edition, 229 pages
Published January 24th 2016
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Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A nearly washed-up newspaper reporter, a wet-behind-the-ears college intern, a pretty city desk reporter, and a quirky cat form an unlikely ensemble in D. Glenn Millar’s audiobook mystery, Murphy's Law.

It is the Canadian Pacific Northwest in 1984. Mark Murphy is an experienced, capable newsman, who unfortunately, has a few too many bad habits that prevent him from remaining gainfully employed. Now, facing serious debt, he swallows his pride and accepts a position as a reporter on the police beat
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Mark Murphy takes a job at a second rate local paper. He’s got the creds for being a top-notch newsman, but at this oint he is burnt out and needs an income.

What he finds himself in is a murder mystery in a small town where political crime is running rampant. He also finds himself saddled with a summer intern, Ronald Phillips, who has no experience. He meets up with Cynthia Drummond, who cover the City Hall beat. And then there is Fred, the cat with a love of button pushing.

It is a fast moving b
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Decent mystery, but I'd like better writing. First it opens with Rankin being attacked,which gives away too much information. It then returns to bad guy POV several times throughout, revealing too much information and destroying the mystery. Then it makes a weak attempt at omni POV, which mostly feels like copious headhopping. So this could be tightened and improved.
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D. Glenn Millar was born in 1951 in Trail, B.C., but grew up in Pointe Claire, Que., a suburb of Montreal. He holds a B.A. from Concordia University and a Master of Distance Education from Athabasca University. He began his career in the 1970s working as a journalist in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, but later went into education working as an instructional designer and teacher at the British ...more

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