For anyone other than Randy Craig, a contract to do archival research and web development for Alberta’s famed Rutherford House should have been a quiet gig. But when she discovers an unsolved mystery linked to Rutherford House in the Alberta Archives and the bodies begin to pile up, Randy can’t help but wonder if her modern-day troubles are linked to the intrigues of the past.
Janice MacDonald should be given an award by Alberta Tourism for putting the province on the mystery map. Condemned to Repeat is a compelling tale of secrets from the past colliding with the present, along with a heavy dose of history and travelogue. Plus a murder or two. Not to be missed!
Linda Wiken, Mystery Maven Canada blogger, author, and former bookstore owner
Does for historic sites what she did for music festivals: strews corpses and intrigues in trademark MacDonald style, with giggles and gusto.
Candas Jane Dorsey, athor of A Paradigm of Earth
MacDonald's prose drips local history from every j, y, p and q that dangle below the baseline. Edmontonians in particular will enjoy following the genial Randy Craig through buildings and districts that are as familiar to them as their neighbours, and yet now imprinted with murder and mystery.
Tom Long, Public Interpretation Coordinator, Fort Edmonton Park
Condemned to Repeat is more than a murder mystery. It immersed me in the local landscape of Edmonton, with its physical, social and political character, both past and present. More importantly, I learned new things about my own city and its surroundings. In most mysteries the purpose for reading ends with the capture of the murderer. With Condemned to Repeat, we gladly go back to savour the many stories within this story.
Shirley Lowe, Edmonton's Historian Laureate
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