Blackflies are Murder

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Dundurn, 2002 - Fiction - 268 pages
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In the sequel to Northern Winters Are Murder, it's now high summer in Northern Ontario, where everyone is bear bait, even the bears. Gunshots chase Belle Palmer from her quiet forest paths. Then, on her remote lakeside road, the savage and unexplainable murder of an elderly neighbour puts her on guard against two-footed killers. Does the answer lie in the woods? In the alleys of the Nickel Capital? Or in the black rock moonscape of an ecological disaster area Belle's investigations gradually uncover the sordid details of a sexual abuse scandal in a residential school years before that has left scars on its victim that can never heal. The horrifying truth and its deadly fallout may destroy many more lives before this tragedy reaches its last act.

 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
1
CHAPTER ONE
2
CHAPTER TWO
9
CHAPTER THREE
24
CHAPTER FOUR
39
CHAPTER FIVE
48
CHAPTER SIX
57
CHAPTER SEVEN
66
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
155
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
164
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
172
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
182
CHAPTER NINETEEN
193
CHAPTER TWENTY
203
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
212
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
221

CHAPTER EIGHT
78
CHAPTER NINE
87
CHAPTER TEN
99
CHAPTER ELEVEN
111
CHAPTER TWELVE
124
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
132
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
144
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
229
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
233
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
245
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
253
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
259
EPILOGUE
266
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Lou Allin sings two national anthems, having born in Toronto but raised in Ohio when her father followed the film business to Cleveland in 1948. His profession explains her passion for celluloid classics, which shows up frequently in her writing. A Ph.D. in English Renaissance literatrure coincided with the end of the boomer hirings and, discovering that she retained Canadian citizenship, Lou headed north, ending up at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario, where she taught literature, writing and public speaking for more than twenty-five years. That area is the setting for the Belle Palmer mysteries. Lou is now a resident of British Columbia. Her Belle Palmer mystery series includes: Northern Winters Are Murder (2000), Blackflies Are Murder (2002), Bush Poodles Are Murder (2004), Murder, Eh? (2006), and Memories Are Murder (Fall 2007). Her new series, the Holly Martin Mysteries, debuted with And on the Surface Die in the fall of 2008.

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