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Murder in a Minor Key

by (author) Robert Young

At Bay Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2023
General, Historical
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2023
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Winnipeg, 1935. 47 year old Detective Inspector Sidney Baxter is the finest Detective with the Winnipeg Police Force with a keen analytical mind. He's also blind. When two grisly murders are discovered in different places, they appear to be unrelated. There is no evidence of theft as motive and no witnesses to either killing.


From racetracks to hospitals, from sumptuous theaters like the Capital, and the carpeted elegance of Eaton's Grill room, to the ten stool counter at Winnipeg's first Salisbury House the reader is drawn into a city, time, and place of a decadent past. From site to site Sidney Baxter and his ever faithful assistant Maxine Godbout must identify and apprehend the killer. Or killers.

About the author

Saskatchewan-born, Robert J. Young received his doctorate from the London School of Economics, and is currently Emeritus Professor of History and Fellow of United College at the University of Winnipeg. He is a recipient of the University's principal award for Excellence in Teaching, and its principal award for Excellence in Research. He was also named Canadian Professor of the Year by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education. The first of his 10 books was published by Harvard University Press, the most recent by the Winnipeg Free Press. His biography of one 20th-century French statesman was awarded the Canadian Historical Association's Ferguson Prize for the best book in non-Canadian history; and another biography of a French diplomat and historian received the Manitoba Writers' Guild's Isbister prize for the best work of non-fiction.

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