The Concrete Vineyard
Mystery, Political thriller, Historical, Crime
December 3, 2020
An inexperienced detective and an urban planner have a murder to solve. And a 150-year-old red-coat uniform runs around town evading police capture!
Why would anyone want to murder the most respected senior citizen, Niagara-on-the-Lake has ever had?
Retired history professor Edward Mitchell was surely not long for the grave, so why would someone risk life in prison to kill him? Picking up the clues is the reluctant Homicide Chief Detective, Bryan Dee. Thinking he might be out of his depth he is happy to enlist the aid of his friend, Kris Gage. But when Dee reads the deceased's last entry in his diary, 'time to take care of K. Gage,' he becomes torn between investigation and friendship.
As an urban planner, Gage understands real estate and the bureaucracy of planning. Following the money, he soon finds himself in the middle of corrupt developers who seek to take all the charm out of the area. Over two hundred years after the War of 1812, is Niagara-on-the-Lake, once again, on-the-Take?