It’s sweet, blooming June and Marathon fever has descended on Middle Island.
Where some folks like to idle and savour the roadside flowers, others like to run.
All in a good cause too, raising the funds for a new scanner at the Bonville and District Hospital.
But for Chief Halstead and Officer Pete Jakes, the run is shaping up to be a major headache, taking police man hours away from their investigation into a rash of equipment robberies that might be connected to an international thieving ring.
The influx of tourists may be good for Island business but it’s difficult to patrol local roads that are busy with runners practising for the event. Especially when bodies start to appear on the Marathon route and it seems that some people are literally dying to run.
Be sure to look for previous books in the Middle Island Mysteries series. ‘Pity of the Winds’, ‘Season of Deceit’, ‘Crimes of Summer’, and ‘Threat of Autumn’.
Robin Timmerman is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.