178 pages, Paperback ISBN: 9780888873675 $18.95 CA
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About the Book
In the old days, Alabaster Bay, a remote, idyllic community on the rugged north shore of Lake Superior, wedged between coast and cliff, owed its prosperity to gypsum. Huge white slabs of it were quarried under a towering escarpment and crushed into high-grade alabaster, which was then bagged and trucked to Crystal City for shipment. Oh,
the gypsum quarry had its share of fatal accidents (which turned out not to be accidents), and Alabaster Bay had more than its share of mysterious deaths, house fires, and hauntings. Today, with its quarry more like an open grave, its crushers rusting in the sun, its loading docks overgrown, Alabaster Bay, under its ominous, brooding cliff, is in the throes of becoming a ghost town. And yet, the coroner still makes frequent visits, as do police, crime reporters, and curiosity seekers. Our narrator knows what´s going on. In fact, he's as guilty as sin. He says he´ll never leave. He doesn´t dare. Pull up a chair and listen to his story.
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About the AuthorBill MacDonald Since graduating from the University of Manitoba, and a year in Paris studying at the Sorbonne, Bill has been a forester, arctic weatherman, immigration officer, and school teacher. He lives in Thunder Bay, selling his books and scenic photography at Fireweed Crafts Inc. His short fiction has appeared in "Geist Magazine" and "Prairie Fire." Recent books include:
"Lamplight" (2010), "Sirens" (2009),
"The Quarry" (2008), "Shadows at Sunset" (2007), "Ruby's Last Ride and other stories" (2007),"Close the Door Softly and other stories" (2007), "A House in the Country"(2007), "Through a Dark Cloud Shining" (2006), "Catwalk: a feline odyssey" (2006), "Barnabus Snug Harbour" (2006), "Soothsayer" (2006), "The Holly Tree" (2005), "Stinging Nettles" (2005), "Christmas Eve at Silver Islet" (2004), "Vive Zigoto" (2004), "Daughters of the Sun - Filles du soleil" (2003), "Hyenas in the Streets" (2003), "Goodbye Picadilly" (2002), "Patagonian Odyssey!" (2001), "Home Before Dark" (2001), and "The Great Millennium Mount Everest Cat Expedition" (2000).