0.6 x 8.4 x 5.5 Inches; 258 pages
Shortlisted for the 2012 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel
A murder mystery set in Ottawa, Canada, where gothic Parliament buildings dominate a landscape riddled with backstabbers and cocaine sniffers.
Conn Anderson, a former public servant, has turned a passion for old English sports cars into owning a shop, Britfit, that repairs them. All he wants to do is run his business that and get to know his landlady s niece a whole lot better.
Everything is going swimmingly until a mysterious government-leased Jaguar is destroyed on the premises by an arsonist, the shop s resident mouse catcher is kicked nearly to death, and someone tries to run Anderson off the road.
As the body count mounts, Anderson is drawn deeper and deeper into the dealings of a government document production ring that feeds on the most vulnerable members of Canadian society.
Prior to a twenty-five-year career in federal government communications and media relations, Roger White was a reporter/editor with weekly and daily Ontario newspapers. He is married and lives in Ottawa, where he is hard at work on the next book in his Capital Crime series.