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Blackflies are murder
Allin, Lou, 1945-
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Rendezvous Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
268 pages : portrait ; 19 cm.
General Note:
"RendezVous crime".
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.8 12.0 68175.
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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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Middle-aged Canadian realtor Belle Palmer returns to investigate old scandals and new deaths after 2000's Northern Winters Are Murder in Lou Allin's Blackflies Are Murder: A Belle Palmer Mystery. The details of daily life dinners, clothing choices mesh with a meandering exploration of town history and personal troubles, as Belle becomes privy to an old case of sexual abuse at a school for native children, and as her growing attraction for a new neighbor begins to conflict with her sense that he's somehow involved in the crimes. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved