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The Crooked Knife

The Crooked Knife
Jan Morrison By (author)
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Boulder Books

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5.5 X 8.7 in
250 pg

FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural


Constable Nell Munro is angry and in danger of losing her job. A teacher, Jay Tuck, has been found dead, a crooked knife nearby. A two—spirit Innu youth named Pashin is the main suspect, but Nell doesn't buy it. Local activists implore her to keep digging but when she does, Nell is threatened and worse ? so are the kids she cares about. Even when the lead investigator puts Nell on probation for her big mouth, she keeps going. Who is responsible for the recent chaos on the reserve, and why do people who fight it end up either very quiet or very dead?

Author Bio

Jan Morrison was raised in the back of an avocado green station wagon. An air—force brat, her family was either relocating or taking to the back roads on summer holidays. While working with Innu youth in Sheshatshiu, Labrador, Jan, a playwright, poet and psychotherapist, was inspired to write The Crooked Knife, her debut novel. When not writing, Jan is in her garden or rambling the shoreline near her home in Prospect, Nova Scotia.