Imprint:Signature Editions - Winnipeg
Dimensions:8.25in x 5.25 x 0.51 in | 260 gr
Page Count:176 pages
Trevor and Margaret Rudley, proprietors of the Pleasant Inn, are looking forward to autumn at their bucolic Ontario cottage-country hotel, expecting only a little Halloween high-jinks to punctuate the mellow ambiance. However, the first maple leaf has barely turned red when Gerald, an old female-impersonator friend of the Pleasant's esteemed cook Gregoire, turns ups dragging his very frightened friend Adolph behind. On the lam from Montreal after witnessing a drug deal in progress, the two effect to blend into the Pleasant's pleasant rhythms, hoping to remain anonymous until the heat is off. Alas, they hope in vain, and it is more than the pumpkins in the patch that suffer violence
Judith Alguire is a Kingston, Ontario writer, whose previous novels include All Out and Iced, both of which explored the complex relationships of sportswomen on and off the playing field. Her short stories, articles and essays have appeared in such publications as The Malahat Review and Harrowsmith, and she is a past member of the editorial board of the Kingston Whig-Standard. A graduate of Queen's University, she currently works as a visiting nurse in the Kingston area. The Pumpkin Murders is the second of the Rudley mysteries, named for the cantankerous proprietor of the Pleasant Inn. The first, Pleasantly Dead, was published by Signature Editions in 2009.
“ Alguire is clearly of the sly and cosy old-school British detective fiction à la Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. And that's a venerable genre of mystery writing.” —Winnipeg Free Press