Fiction. Women's Studies. Environmental Studies. Finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel. Robin MacFarland is a fifty-five-year-old widow who grapples entertainingly with aging, drinking, weight, loneliness, and career failure, all the while solving two murders. She is also a somewhat eccentric and highly intelligent journalist for the Home and Garden section of a Toronto paper. Although the novel is framed around an environmental plot about the theft of Canada's fresh water, it hinges upon a current social issue and Robin's journey through the middle portion of her life. FLUSH has an environmental subject ostensibly underpinning its plot, a social issue motivating the crime, and, ironically and symbolically, an endangered species as a murder weapon.
Sky Curtis travelled extensively around Europe after graduating from university and then lived in rural Nova Scotia where she had various poems published in established literary journals and her first play produced by CBC Halifax. After briefly living in England, she then moved to Toronto with her husband and supported her young family by ghost writing high school textbooks, designing educational software, writing magazine articles, teaching, script writing, and creating a syndicated children's column. Sky now divides her time between living in downtown Toronto, backwoods Nova Scotia and Northern Ontario. She has authored over a dozen books and is passionate about social justice issues and the environment. The first novel in the Robin MacFarland Mystery Series, FLUSH, was published by Inanna Publications in 2017, and PLOTS in 2018.Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN