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Fiction Police Procedural

Raw Bone

A MacNeice Mystery

by (author) Scott Thornley

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Jun 2018
Category
Police Procedural, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487003234
    Publish Date
    Jun 2018
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487003241
    Publish Date
    Jun 2018
    List Price
    $10.99

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Description

In the third suspense-filled instalment of the critically acclaimed MacNeice Mysteries, Detective Superintendent MacNeice finds himself in the line of fire when two seemingly random acts of violence lead him deep into Dundurn’s seedy underbelly.

On a cold morning in early spring, the body of a young woman is found trapped in the ice of Dundurn Bay. The next day at dawn, a homeless man discovers a school teacher in a public park. Gagged and bound with duct tape, the man is rigged to an elaborate grenade that’s been set to blow if anyone attempts to free him.

Detective Superintendent MacNeice and his team are called in to investigate the two seemingly unrelated crimes, and quickly find themselves venturing into the dive bars and rooming houses of Dundurn, where Irish immigrants rub elbows with mercenaries and the city’s criminal underclass….

About the author

SCOTT THORNLEY grew up in Hamilton, Ontario, which inspired his fictional Dundurn. He is the author of five novels in the critically acclaimed MacNeice Mysteries series: Erasing Memory, The Ambitious City, Raw Bone, Vantage Point, and Middlemen. He was appointed to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts in 1990. In 2018, he was named a Member of the Order of Canada. Thornley divides his time between Toronto and the southwest of France.

 

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Editorial Reviews

This is stellar police-procedural writing that takes in characters, history and, most of all, place. Dundurn is beautifully and sordidly rendered in all its glory as MacNeice tracks a killer with a message. . . . Those who like solid clue-hunting will love this series.

Globe and Mail

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