Fiction. Winner of the Manitoba Books Awards' Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction 2016 for the first novel in Charles Lauchlan Series. Reluctant amateur detective, Reverend Charles Lauchlan, departs the prairie city of Winnipeg and travels abroad to Scotland with his fiance Maggie on a bicycle tour of the highlands. The tour runs afoul when the couple discover a body on the trail, followed by two near-fatal accidents. With a shadowy figure now following their every move and far from help, Charles and Maggie, along with their policeman friend, Sergeant Andrew Setter, must figure out how these strange events fit together before something more dire befalls the group.
FIFTY WORDS FOR RAIN is the second in a three book series that began with Put on an Armour of Light (winner of the Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction). Deftly wrought, meticulously researched, and scintillating with charm and period prose, Macdonald weaves a winding, cross-country tale that will require all of the detective's ingenuity and test the measure of his resolve.
Catherine Macdonald enjoyed a varied career as an archivist and freelance historian before turning to crime. Her first mystery novel, Put on the Armour of Light, won the Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction at the 2016 Manitoba Book Awards. FIFTY WORDS FOR RAIN (At Bay Press, 2021) is the sequel to that book and finds the characters in Scotland where they tour the Highlands by bicycle.Author City: WINNIPEG, MB CAN