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Magpie's Smile, A

by Eugene Meese

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police procedural, action & adventure
list price: $12.95
edition:Paperback
category: Fiction
published: 2009
ISBN:9781897126424
publisher: NeWest Press
Description

When the scalped remains of a Jane Doe are discovered within the rubble of a demolished house, Detective Jake Fry is assigned the task of hunting down Calgary's most disturbed murderer. Working against a rising body count and police department politics, Fry must relentlessly pursue a murderer with an agenda no one but he can comprehend.During Calgary's first economic boom, people flocked from all corners of the country to the city rumoured to have streets paved in gold. Explore the dark side of this boom in A Magpie's Smile, a tautly chronological police thriller and cinematic portrait of the frenetic Calgary of the 1970s.

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Eugene Meese

Eugene Meese was an editorial writer and columnist with The Albertan during Calgary's first boom in the 1970s, and a reporter and editor with the Daily Journal Record in Oakville, ON. His writing has also appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, The London Free Press, and The Ottawa Journal; and in the magazines Atlantic Insight, The Novascotian, and The Owl. For 25 years, he was a professor of journalism at the University of King's College in Halifax, NS. He now lives in Truro, NS, with his wife, Donna.
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