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Fiction Women Sleuths

Murder Among the Pines

A Maxine Benson Mystery

by (author) John Lawrence Reynolds

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Mar 2018
Category
Women Sleuths, Police Procedural, Small Town & Rural
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459818194
    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459818217
    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price
    $7.99

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Description

Small-town police chief Maxine "Max" Benson is just settling into her new life when her ex appears on the scene. Apparently, he and his new young lover just happen to be visiting her area on holiday. Max left her marriage and the Toronto police to become chief in Port Ainslie, where she runs a three-person department with few problems and enjoys a different pace of life. That's all about to change when Max's ex-husband is accused of killing his young lover right in Max's own backyard. It seems that only Max's superior detection abilities can save him from an almost certain conviction.
This is the third book in the Maxine Benson mystery series.

About the author

John Lawrence Reynolds has had thirty works of fiction and nonfiction published. His work has earned two Arthur Ellis Awards for Best Mystery Novel, a National Business Book Award, and a CBC Bookie Award. His bestselling book Shadow People, tracing the development and influence of secret societies through history, was published in fourteen countries and twelve languages. He has also authored several business and investment books, including the bestselling The Naked Investor and its sequel, The Skeptical Investor, as well as his assessment of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, Bubbles, Bankers & Bailouts. A Murder for Max is his first book in the Maxine Benson Mystery series. He lives in Burlington, Ontario, with his wife, Judy. For more information, visit www.wryter.ca.

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Awards

  • Winner, Arthur Ellis Award—Best Crime Novella

Editorial Reviews

&quotPlucky Maxine Benson is an engaging and triumphant character. I welcome even more of these Maxine Benson Mysteries. Highly Recommended.&quot

CM Magazine

"Reynolds provides a neat primer on how to solve a crime in double-quick time."

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