The Extra Cadaver Murder
RCMP Inspector Coswell is back in The Extra Cadaver Murder. A university professor is garroted and his corpse is discovered in spectacular fashion—nude on a slab alongside shrouded medical cadavers prepared for a first year anatomy class. The Inspector begins his investigation with Corporal James, his long-time assistant, but is abruptly assigned a new partner: Corporal Bostock, a female officer who arrives under a political cloud. Already depressed by his perceived plunge into senility, Coswell struggles to stifle his own gender biases and work with his new colleague. As they delve into the victim's affairs, the list of suspects grows: failed students, a jealous colleague, an alluring ex-wife, and even a criminal cartel. The city of Vancouver is highlighted as the officers follow clues that take them to the downtown with its gourmet restaurants, Stanley Park, spectacular English Bay, the sprawling UBC campus, and the Vancouver General Hospital.
"Roy Innes's offbeat humour, clever characterization, and crisp plotting make for non-stop reading." -- Garry Ryan, author of Indiana Pulcinella and Glycerine
RCMP Corporal Paul Blakemore is jolted from his mundane policing duties in the small Monashee Mountain village of Bear Creek by the discovery of a frozen corpse on a snowy slope just outside of town. There are no signs indicating how the body got there—no footprints or drag marks—nothing. It appears as though the victim has fallen from the heavens.
Eager to investigate this eerie murder, Blakemore begins a thorough investigation, starting with the hunter who found the body. But the discovery that the victim was an important international figure results in Vancouver Homicide Inspector Mark Coswell coming in to take over the case. The power struggle between the two investigators, the involvement of the town coroner, and the snooping of a feisty female reporter, make for an electrifying tale of murder, madness, and mistakes.Roy Innes vividly evokes the colourful characters of Bear Creek and the killer that lurks among them in their once safe, rustic community. A page-turner from beginning to finally crafted end, Murder in the Monashees is one of life’s great pleasures, a good bedside read.
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When a series of murders threatens the lives of an entire community in Vancouver,
RCMP Corporal Paul Blakemore and Inspector Coswell team up once again to solve
the case. What begins as an array of hate crimes suddenly culminates into a
conspiracy against an American politician, and the lines between Canada and
the United States are blurred as suspicions rise from both sides. To solve
this case, both detectives must look beyond the powers of one culprit and instead
focus on the ventures of an entire underground organization, all while protecting
members of their own city.
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The third book in Roy Innes' mystery series sends RCMP Inspector Coswell and the newly promoted Sergeant Blakemore to the district of West Cariboo, British Columbia. Here the murder of a neophyte Mountie, the son of a local rancher, threatens to ignite racial conflicts that have been simmering in the region ever since 1885, when five First Nations men were hanged for treason. Joined by an ambitious young Tribal Police intern, Cowswell and Blakemore's investigation takes them from cattle ranchers and native reserves to forests high in the hills where logging operations and marijuana crops exist side by side.
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