A small town college in northern Alberta can be chilling.
One crisp winter morning the college’s domineering president, Vanessa Dworking, is found frozen behind the wheel of her Oldsmobile. Now to be sure, Ms. Dworking was not particularly well liked. In fact, she had a legion of detractors within the institution. Still, the question remained: Was it death by misadventure, or was it murder?
Corporal Freta Osprey of the RCMP needs an answer. Thus, she enlists a seemingly hapless college professor, Myron Tarasyn, to help her get the inside college scoop and ferret out the truth. Tarasyn, in turn, has some issues of his own that need sorting.
An unlikely pair, they must deal with a host of challenging academics and significant others, who are most uncooperative – if not worse! Quite unwittingly, Tarasyn becomes privy to a number of nasty secrets, sordid relationships and shady actions that promise to shed light on a most suspicious death.
About the author
Jaroslav (Jerry) Petryshyn holds a Ph D from the University of Western Ontario. An award-winning author, he taught history for over 30 years before becoming a Dean at Grande Prairie Regional College. He served as the Alberta representative on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. He has published numerous non-fiction titles, a historical thriller and a poetry collection. A member of the Crime Writers of Canada, he also writes a bimonthly column “Armchair Guide To Exotic Saloons” for Old Autos.