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Undertow - A BC Blues Crime Novel - cover

Undertow - A BC Blues Crime Novel

R.M. Greenaway

Publisher: Dundurn

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Summary

Second in the B.C. Blues Crime Novel series, beginning with Cold Girl, characterized by entertaining cases, strong characters, and taut backstories
First long-running police procedural set in North Vancouver
Brings out the humanity of RCMP officers in its depiction of them, without idealizing or polishing off the rough edges
Author is familiar with the setting, as she was brought up on B.C.’s Lower Mainland, and has done extensive research about the area
Author is a court reporter/court transcriber and has plenty of insight into the system and how trials are conducted, as well as a feel for dialogue and how experts speak about crime

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