This mystery is set in a coastal town near Vancouver. Staff Sergeant Karl Alberg is on a boat trip with his on-again, off-again woman friend, when a body turns up on the beach. In seeking the victim's identity, and that of the killer, Alberg has to contend with the odd foibles of local residents.
Inspector Charlie Salter is called in to play watchdog on a movie set. Somebody wants the production stopped, as practical jokes turn serious, and even lead to murder. The inspector must seek a highly motivated killer who will stop at nothing in an attempt to keep this movie off the screen.
Driven nearly mad by mercury poisoning and weakened by parasites, a mature Blue bull whale searches for his mate and his last surviving calf. The threat from man's harpoons has been replaced with one of a more deadly nature - that brought about by man's technology and greed.
The discovery of a crude atomic bomb from W.W.II in a London construction site leads British Intelligence to confront a dark secret documented in wartime archives. The novel shifts to 1945 as a young American physicist discovers, perhaps too late, the awful truth of the Nazi atomic threat.
This distinguished, Canadian-born actor has led a fascinating and eventful life. He has worked with Tallullah Bankhead and Spencer Tracy. His enduring marriage to Jessica Tandy has been the subject of recent attention, and he relates the private side of this relationship.
This is a composite of tales and anecdotes by men and women who served in the RCMP during the fifty years prior to the 1970's. They recount the physical danger, occasional isolation, and in hindsight, the humour of an era when policing in Canada was far different than it is today.