This light-hearted murder mystery features Jimmy Sung, an unsuccessful private investigator who was once a certified whiz kid but has since sunk into a dreamy existential malaise.
When schoolgirl Janet MacDougall hears that her playboy brother Martin has committed suicide, she doesn't believe it. Desperate to learn the truth, Janet hires Jimmy Sung, a Chinatown private eye, to find out how her brother really died. Jimmy's sleuthing uncovers Martin's dark secrets: drug abuse, sexual perversity and a bizarre relationship with his sister Janet. With each chilling interview, Jimmy pieces together the truth about Martin's death -- that is, until his informants start dying.
Set in Vancouver's Chinatown, this contemporary mystery explores the dark side of human sexuality and the paths people take to their own destruction. Tense and dramatic, The Apple Eaters is as tantalizing as it is disturbing.
About the author
Ernest Langford was born in England. He came to Canada as a young man and lived for a while in Ontario before moving to B.C. to earn his living as a full-time writer. He now lives in Kamloops BC with his wife and keeps in close contact with his children and grandchildren who are scattered around Canada, the United States, and South America.
Langford is both novelist and playwright. He has written numerous scripts for stage, radio and television. His textbook The Explorers: Charting the Canadian Wilderness is used in classrooms across Canada. Five novels, two collections of short stories, and several short dramas have been published on the Internet. The novels include Funlandia, The Kingdom of Chombuk, Innocence, Valley of Shadows, The Ten-Bible Secret, The Wax Key, The Existentialist, Rendezvous at Dieppe (Harbour) and The Apple Eaters.