The Leo Desroches Mysteries

Leo Desroches is one of the most unusual amateur detectives ever to appear in Canada or points south: half-Cree and working as a reporter on First Nation issues. Then, Desroches becomes involved in unsolved murders and crimes within the First Nation community. 

 

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A Killing Winter
A Killing Winter
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The sequel to Fall from Grace, “a genre-bender, its twists all the more startling for being unexpected” —Booklist

Leo Desroches, a half-Cree, half–French-Canadian reporter in Edmonton, returns in A Killing Winter, the sequel to Wayne Arthurson’s lauded debut murder mystery Fall from Grace. Undercover as a homeless man, Leo’s got his hands full both on the job and in his personal life. As he tries to reconnect with his estranged son and fight his urge to gamble, he is consumed by a story that turns into a personal crusade: a search for a missing Native street kid he’s befriended. When the boy is found brutally murdered, Leo explores the depths of Native street culture in a local gang. As Leo delves deeper into the gang, secrets emerge that threaten not only their members, but Leo’s life…and his sanity.


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The Leo Desroches Mysteries (Volume 2)

Wayne Arthurson

Tor/Forge

The sequel to Fall from Grace, “a genre-bender, its twists all the more startling for being unexpected” —BooklistLeo Desroches, a half-Cree,...

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Fall from Grace
Fall from Grace
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In this breathtaking debut thriller, when crime reporter and recovering gambling addict Leo Desroches investigates the sordid murder of a young woman, he discovers a conspiracy that could bring down the entire police department… or get him killed.
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Leo Desroches goes straight—off the streets, into the newsroom, and up to his neck in murder

Marking the debut of Leo Desroches, one of the most unusual amateur detectives ever to appear in Canada or points south, this fast-paced, enthralling mystery is the story of a man who had everything, lost it all, and is trying to get it back. Leo Desroches doesn’t look like a native, but his mother was Cree, and he understands the problems of indigenous Canadians of the First Nations. Which is probably why the Edmonton newspaper he writes for decides he should be their Aboriginal Issues reporter.

He has his own issues to deal with: his compulsive gambling that he couldn’t stop even after it cost him his wife and children; his alcoholism; the risk-taking that threatens to derail him every time he starts to get his life back together.

When he’s assigned to cover the murder of a young native prostitute, it’s just one more story...until the cop in charge lets him view the corpse, something the Edmonton police never do. When Leo writes his article, it starts a chain of events that leads him to discover a much, much bigger story, one that could bring down the entire police department...if it doesn’t get him killed.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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The Leo Desroches Mysteries (Volume 1)

Wayne Arthurson

Tor/Forge

In this breathtaking debut thriller, when crime reporter and recovering gambling addict Leo Desroches investigates the sordid murder of a young woman, he discovers a conspiracy that could bring down the entire police department… or get him killed.

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