Diamonds from the Darkside
About the Book
A new murder sheds new light on an old crime - a huge diamond robbery. But the loot was never found. The ex-cons, newly released from prison, rush in to claim their share. They find the nest is empty. An innocent tourist harbours the cache of diamonds, but is totally unaware of it! Chief Inspector Spencer solves the murder, but to his frustration the whereabouts of the diamonds remain an enigma...
Until the seemingly "innocent" tourist vanishes into the shadowy enclaves of Europe's black market in precious stones - hoping to emerge wealthy and unchallenged!
About the Author
After the author completed his B.A. at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. he went to Paris to complete his education and lived there for ten years. He was awarded a Canada Council Grant and earned his Doctorate at the Sorbonne. As a student he held the post of English assistant and taught in the high-schools of Paris for three years.
Later he was appointed Professor for three years at the Ecole des Traducteurs et Interpretes under the aegis of the University of Paris. Then, after his marriage, he returned to U.B.C., Vancouver, Canada, to accept an appointment in the Department of French.
He has published a number of articles, three textbooks, co-authored a fourth with his wife, and three novels, Shadows on the Seine: Paris 1952, Diamonds from the Dark Side, and Echoes From the Past. Other Voices, Other Climes (A collection of Ten Unique Stories) is also available.
The author now resides in West Vancouver, B.C.