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A Ray Robertson Mystery
Adult Fiction
Pages: 160
Themes: crime fiction, mystery, suspense, murder, Haiti, UN, RCMP, police, Port-au-Prince, Vodou, child abuse, American tourists abroad, police procedural
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 25/Aug/2015
Fry Reading Level: 3.0
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RCMP sergeant Ray Robertson is serving with the United Nations in Haiti, a land of brilliant color and vibrant life, Vodou and vast above-ground cemeteries. Ray’s job is to train the local police and assist investigations. One call comes in from the home of a wealthy American businessman. The man came home to find his beautiful, young Haitian wife floating face down in the swimming pool. The American embassy and the Haitian police immediately arrest the gardener, and the case is closed. But Ray isn’t so sure, and he keeps digging. Until one night he finds himself in a Vodou-saturated cemetery, surrounded by above-ground tombs and elaborate statuary, confronting a killer with nothing left to lose.

This is the second in a series featuring RCMP sergeant Ray Robertson on his various postings overseas.

Kirkus Reviews
"A thought-provoking portrait of post-quake Haiti."
LibraryThing Reviewer
"Beautifully written."
CM Magazine
"More than a murder mystery as Delany delves into the Haitian culture and people and examines the darkest aspects of human nature. A good read. A story not to be taken lightly."


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