Head of the Crooked Harbour,
RCMP Outpost, Newfoundland
This is a new Sgt. Benton Wright Crime novel, written by Vineland author, John Hartig. It is a Canadian murder mystery, now available through Amazon, Chapters/Indigo Books, Kobo and Kindle, as hardcover, softcover, and as an e-book. The first edition of Duplicity came out in the spring of 2018, published by Austin MacCauley, a British Company. Check out the link to Purchase the Book .
John Hartig invites you into the fictional town of Crooked Harbour and its characters. Crooked Harbour is a little village, which comes to life like Brigadoon, within the pages of this new murder mystery. Nestled on the west coast of Nefoundland, the village is made up of little houses, the "Indian Quarter", called "the Reserve", two churches, and an understaffed RCMP outpost which tries its best to keep the peace. The village has experienced things like elder abuse, poachers, underage drinking, a car theft, and the usual break and entry. But murder? Never! Until it actually happens!
An innocent young mechanic is accused of killing his mother. The real culprit hides under the guise of respectability. He appears to get away with the crime, except for the astute ability of the young man's lawyer and the sharp instinct of the town's RCMP officer, Sgt. Benton Wright.
The plot leaves out any gut-wrenching suspense and graphic details of the actual murder. Instead, Duplicity pursues a tasteful plot development in the gentle tradition of Dorothy Gilman and Agatha Christie. Duplicity is tastefully and simply written by new Canadian author, John Hartig. It's a straight-forward and enjoyable read!!