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A Kayak for One - Kirk Lake Camp book 1

by Canadian author K.L. McCluskey

1 A Kayak for One

F R E E

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Also available as an audiobook or paperback.

Book one in the six book Kirk Lake Camp series of cozy murder mysteries by Canadian author K.L. McCluskey.

A Charlene Parker Mystery

Set mostly in northern Ontario at a cottage resort and partly in rural Nova Scotia, A Kayak for One (book one in the Kirk Lake Camp series of books) features a former Hamilton police detective who would like most of all to just do the never ending everyday chores of running a resort but who seems to end up having to solve murders instead.

As if that isn't enough the former detective, Charlene Parker, also has to deal with creepy peeping Bob across the lake, the local OPP detective Sarah who has issues to no end that Charlene must hear about, a bagpipe playing lover across town, an old house to fix up across the country on the east coast and with all that still find time to cook for herself and half the police detachment while they poke about the resort trying to solve the murders before Charlene does.

Then of course there are the guests. Not only are the trees too sappy, too messy, too numerous, the mosquitoes and black flies are too many and too pesky, the cabins are too rustic with too few luxuries, with too few televisions (as in none) and too expensive, the other guests are too loud, too drunk, too close, too present, the air temperature is too hot or too cold or too windy or not windy enough, the lake is too cold or too rough, with too few pikerel and bass, the wolf howls are too scary and too close, the black bears are too smelly and too scary and too close, the water snakes too skittish and scary and too close, the garter snakes too, too, too close, the red squirrels and blue jays too chattery and bossy and too close, and the guests' own families are too obnoxious, too stressful, too close.

It's enough to make Charlene want to head south back to a dark alley in the north end of Hamilton to chase a criminal in a hoodie (always a hoodie), with a gun, who is too scary, too mean, too drunk, too stoned, too hilarious, too stupid and too close.

Thank goodness she has time to unwind every now and then with a good Cape Breton single malt whisky.

What could go wrong this season when a professor and geology students rent a few cottages as a base for field work in the area? They're educated young adults led by an experienced professor. Everyone could get along and hunker down and focus on the purpose of the trip, a 10 day advanced course, a study of the unique rock formations in northern Ontario.

It's near the end of the tourist season and relief from working long days for long weeks for long months is almost palatable for the former detective turned resort owner. How much work or trouble could the students be for Charlene? Will it be a peaceful end to the busy summer season...for a change? Will it end without a murder ... for a change?

Paperbacks available locally in Nova Scotia!

1 Hart's of Boylston General store in Boylston.

11771 Highway 16, Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Come in for the deli counter, ice cream parlour and baked goods. Hart's are pleased to offer a unique selection of products, primarily sourced within Nova Scotia.

2 The Gaelic College craft shop in St. Ann's on Cape Breton.

51779 Cabot Trail, St. Ann's, Nova Scotia

The Gaelic College has an international reputation for its contribution to the promotion and preservation of traditional Gaelic culture, offering instruction in over ten disciplines, and year-round learning and fun. As a cultural destination, it will delight visitors with the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the living culture of the Nova Scotia Gaelic people.

A Kayak for One ebook cover. Skull image inside top view of kayak being pulled.

A Kayak for One

Book one in the Kirk Lake Camp Series.

Available as: EBOOK, PAPERBACK and AUDIOBOOK

Author: K.L. McCluskey

What could go wrong when a professor and geology students rent a few cottages as a base for field work in the area?

Series: Kirk Lake Camp - Book 1 of 6
Genre: Fiction -> Mystery & detective -> Cozy
Genre: Fiction -> Mystery & detective -> Women Sleuths
Published: Jan. 04, 2018
Published by: An Taigh Buidhe air an Lohan Publishing.
Words: 66,910
Language: Canadian English
ISBN: 9781775236108
Available formats: eBook (numerous reader formats) and paperback.

Reviews:
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Barnes and Noble - 1 review

Also available from this series:

Two Buckets of Berries ebook cover. Two overturned buckets at the base of a cliff with blood on them.
Book two - Two Buckets of Berries
Three for Pumpkin Pie? ebook cover. A pumpkin pie with a bloody knife stuck in it.
Book three - Three for Pumpkin Pie?
Fore! In the Hole ebook cover. Bloody putter leaning against a shed with a view of a golf green in the distance framed by trees.
Book four - Fore! In the hole
Cocktails at Five ebook cover. Muskoka chair at lake's edge at sunset with a wine glass on the chair arm and blood dripping from the arm of the chair
cocktails at Five
Available as an ebook (epub, kindle, ibooks, pdf and more).
Available as a paperback book.
Available as an audiobook Listen to a sample chapter below. Audio copyright K.L. McCluskey, all rights reserved. May not be copied or reproduced.

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