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Condemned to Repeat

A Randy Craig Mystery

by (author) Janice MacDonald

Turnstone Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2013
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For anyone other than Randy Craig, a contract to do archival research and web development for Alberta's famed Rutherford House should have been a quiet gig. But when she discovers an unsolved mystery linked to Rutherford House in the Alberta Archives and the bodies begin to pile up, Randy can't help but wonder if her modern-day troubles are linked to the intrigues of the past.

About the author

Janice MacDonald holds a Master's in English Literature from the University of Alberta where she has worked as a sessional lecturer, radio producer and bartender. She also spent a decade teaching literature, communications and creative writing at Grant MacEwan College and has held positions as both an online chatroom monitor, and distance course instructor. A consummate folkie, she plays five-string banjo, fiddle, guitar, and piano, wrote the music and lyrics for two touring historical musicals and has been a singer/songwriter. Janice lives in Edmonton with her husband Randy and is the proud mother of two glorious grown girls.

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Editorial Reviews

Does for historic sites what she did for music festivals: strews corpses and intrigues in trademark MacDonald style, with giggles and gusto.
“Candas Jane Dorsey, A Paradigm of Earth

Candas Jane Dorsey

Janice MacDonald should be given an award by Alberta Tourism for putting the province on the mystery map. Condemned to Repeat is a compelling tale of secrets from the past colliding with the present, along with a heavy dose of history and travelogue. Plus a murder or two. Not to be missed!
?Linda Wiken, Mystery Maven Canada blogger, author, and former bookstore owner

Linda Wiken

MacDonald's prose drips local history from every j, y, p and q that dangle below the baseline. Edmontonians in particular will enjoy following the genial Randy Craig through buildings and districts that are as familiar to them as their neighbours, and yet now imprinted with murder and mystery.
“Tom Long, Public Interpretation Coordinator, Fort Edmonton Park

Tom Long

I always enjoy novels with a strong sense of place. In Janice MacDonald's work that place is Edmonton.

Condemned to Repeat is more than a murder mystery. It immersed me in the local landscape of Edmonton, with its physical, social and political character, both past and present. More importantly, I learned new things about my own city and its surroundings. In most mysteries the purpose for reading ends with the capture of the murderer. With Condemned to Repeat, we gladly go back to savour the many stories within this story.
?Shirley Lowe, Edmonton's Historian Laureate

Shirley Lowe

[Condmned to Repeat] is a riveting tale that will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers.

Mystery Maven Canada

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