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Vantage Point

A MacNeice Mystery   |   The MacNeice Mysteries: Book 4

Written by Scott Thornley

Published November 27, 2018 | ISBN 9781487003326
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural

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Regular price $19.95 CAD

320 pages | 8 in × 5.25 in
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About this book

Vantage Point

A MacNeice Mystery

Scott Thornley

The MacNeice Mysteries: Book 4

Two bodies have been found in the master bedroom of a mansion in Dundurn’s old-money neighbourhood under the mountain. Howard Terry and his son Matthew have both been shot twice in the chest. Under Matthew’s body is a doll with blood red cotton wadding spilling out of its head. Nearby, a female mannequin in a nightshirt lies on its back with two bullet holes in the chest.

On the other side of town, a body is discovered below the Devil’s Punch Bowl waterfall. Leaning against an enormous rock is a man in a cotton nightshirt wearing a papier mâché donkey’s head. Two rounds in the chest. Something about the way the bodies have been arranged triggers a memory in MacNeice of an image he saw years before . . .

About the Author

Scott Thornley

SCOTT THORNLEY grew up in Hamilton, Ontario, which inspired his fictional Dundurn. He is the author of four novels in the critically acclaimed MacNeice Mysteries series: Erasing Memory, The Ambitious City, Raw Bone, and the forthcoming Vantage Point. He was appointed to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts in 1990. In 2018, he was named a Member of the Order of Canada. Thornley divides his time between Toronto and the southwest of France.

Awards and Praise

Praise for Scott Thornley’s MacNeice Mysteries series:

“Not since P. D. James’s Adam Dalgliesh has there been a police inspector as sophisticated as MacNeice.” — Toronto Star

“This series will be a real winner.” — Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail

“Thornley’s intelligent and evocative prose, combined with his depictions of complex police investigations, brings to mind one of Canada’s most prominent, bestselling crime writers, Peter Robinson.” — Quill & Quire

“This series will be a real winner.” — Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail

“MacNeice is a splendid addition to the pantheon of [literary] detectives.” — Vancouver Sun