Head of the Crooked Harbour,
RCMP Outpost, Newfoundland
This new Canadian murder mystery investigates the " Duplicity" which can lurk in the hearts of so-called respectable citizens.
Crooked Harbour is a little town innocently nestled on the west coast of Newfoundland. It is made up of a bunch of little houses, two churches, “the Indian quarter” [what everybody in town calls, “the Reserve”] and an RCMP outpost sworn to uphold the peace in the community. When the fishing and logging industries quit decades ago, a lot of people moved out. And then the Lucky Strike Mining Company found gold in the north-east region of town which brought a flood of people back, looking for work.
Sergeant Benton Wright thinks that an economic boom is not necessarily a good thing for a little town. The police department, manned by only three officers, already has its hands full, trying to keep up with the abuse in a seniors’ home, poachers on the Indian side of town, teenage drunkenness, a car theft and the usual break and entry.
What they don’t need now is the town’s first murder, which is exactly what they get! A teenager, recently released from juvenile detention, is accused of the crime...except he didn’t do it! The real killer hides behind a mask of respectability. How will his duplicity be uncovered and how will justice be served?
"Duplicity" is a New Canadian Novel by Niagara Author, John Hartig. It was published by Austin MacCauley, in April, 2018, a British Publishing Company.
P.S.Duplicity is now available online. Check out the link to Purchase the novel.
I hope you enjoy the book.