A Sgt. Benton Wright Crime Novel -- Coming Soon -- Summer 2018
Crooked Harbour is a quiet little town on the west coast of Newfoundland. It’s basically made up of a bunch of little houses, two churches, “the Indian quarter” [what everybody in town calls, “the Reserve”] and an RCMP outpost. 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 region north-east of town bringing a lot of people back in looking for work.
Sergeant Benton Wright thinks that an economic boom is not necessarily a good thing for a little town. The police department, with 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...except that he didn’t do it! The real killer hides behind a mask of respectability. How will his duplicity be exposed and how will the real killer be brought to justice?
Austin MacCauley, British Publisher 2018 will publish Niagara Author, John Hartig's new novel, "Duplicity".
Also available, John's scenery photobooks of the Niagara Region. Niagara Falls, Port Dalhousie, Morningstar Mill, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Seasons, Farms...several collections which would make excellent coffee table books.
John's Book Shelf