Synopses & Reviews
It is mid-winter when the body of Dr. Gerard Roth is found floating in the killer-whale pool in Vancouvers main aquarium. Although he is known to enjoy tempting fate by swimming amongst the more dangerous mammals in the aquarium's collection, there are signs that he met his death at human hands. Detectives Jack Willows and Claire Parker are called in to investigate.
Meanwhile, feckless, unemployed actor Chris Spacy believes he actually witnessed Roths body being dumped in the pool, but hes not exactly sure his blurred memory wasnt a drug-induced hallucination. With blackmail on his mind, he goes after the likely killer - an action that provokes further bloodshed, and complicates an already-murky case for the two detectives.
Killers,which marks the seventh appearance of detectives Willows and Parker, is a strong addition to Laurence Goughs much-acclaimed and award-winning series.
About the Author
, who lives with his wife and two children in Vancouver, has written twelve Willows and Parker mysteries: The Goldfish Bowl
, winner of an Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel from the Crime Writers of Canada; Death on a No. 8 Hook
; Hot Shots
, winner of an Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year; Serious Crimes
; Accidental Deaths
; Fall Down Easy
; Memory Lane
; Karaoke Rap; Shutterbug;
and Funny Money
. His international thriller, Sandstorm
, won the Author Award (fiction) from the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters in 1991.
From the Hardcover edition.