Black Rock

ebook Eddie Dougherty Mystery

By John McFetridge

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Set amid the tumult of 1970 Montreal, this is "an extremely good crime novel [with] a seriously compelling mystery" (Booklist).

The police in Montreal have their hands full as FLQ, a militant separatist group, continue a campaign of violence. Bombs explode at the stock exchange and at McGill University. Riots break out at a parade. Diplomat James Cross and government minister Pierre Laporte are kidnapped—and the Canadian army moves onto the streets. But while all this is going on, the "Vampire Killer" has murdered three women and a fourth is missing.

A young beat cop finds himself almost alone hunting the serial killer, as the rest of the force focuses on the crisis. Constable Eddie Dougherty, the son of a French mother and an Irish-Canadian father, is determined to take matters into his own hands before another victim dies . . .

From the acclaimed author of the Toronto series, Black Rock is "a superb police procedural . . . set against the backdrop of a seminal period in Canadian history" (Winnipeg Free Press).

"Excellent . . . Well done history and a really good plot line." —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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