Four for Fogo Island

By Kevin Major

Four for Fogo Island
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Murder in a quilt shop on scenic Fogo Island leads sardonic private eye Sebastian Synard from his quest for some R&R to a different kind of excursion altogether.

Four for Fogo Island finds Sebastian Synard on a May 24th weekend getaway with his new significant other, Mae. (As ... Read more


Overview

Murder in a quilt shop on scenic Fogo Island leads sardonic private eye Sebastian Synard from his quest for some R&R to a different kind of excursion altogether.

Four for Fogo Island finds Sebastian Synard on a May 24th weekend getaway with his new significant other, Mae. (As he says, “what a difference a Mae makes. ”)

 

When Sebastian and Mae arrive at a fabric shop, they discover the owner in a back room, lying in a pool of blood, having been stabbed with a pair of antique quilting scissors.  This propels the couple along a sequence of occasionally bizarre investigative paths to track down the killer.

 

Sebastian has more than murder to deal with. A family get-together involving his son and ex-wife (and her partner, Frederick, a police officer) goes awry as Frederick inserts himself into the investigation. Mae on occasion outsmarts Sebastian on the investigative trails, but our private eye is rarely without his trademark sense of humour.

Kevin Major

Governor General Award winner Kevin Major is the author of twenty-two books—fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, and plays. His first novel, Hold Fast, is considered a classic of Canadian young adult fiction, and was adapted into a feature film. As Near To Heaven By Sea: A History of Newfoundland and Labrador was a Canadian bestseller. His work has been translated into several languages, including German, Spanish, Catalan, and Hebrew. One for the RockTwo for the Tablelands, Three for Trinity, and Four for Fogo Island are the first four books in Major’s popular series of crime novels. He and his wife live in St. John’s. They have two grown sons.

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