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The Extra Cadaver Murder


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978-1-926455-72-3 | 2016 October | 370 Pages


RCMP Inspector Coswell is back in The Extra Cadaver Murder. A university professor is garroted and his corpse is discovered in spectacular fashion—nude on a slab alongside shrouded medical cadavers prepared for a first-year anatomy class. The Inspector begins his investigation with Corporal James, his long-time assistant, but is abruptly assigned a new partner: Corporal Bostock, a female officer who arrives under a political cloud. Already depressed by his perceived plunge into senility, Coswell struggles to stifle his own gender biases and work with his new colleague. As they delve into the victim’s affairs, the list of suspects grows: failed students, a jealous colleague, an alluring ex-wife, and even a criminal cartel.

The city of Vancouver is highlighted as the officers follow clues that take them to the downtown with its gourmet restaurants, Stanley Park, spectacular English Bay, the sprawling UBC campus, and the Vancouver General Hospital.

“Roy Innes’s offbeat humour, clever characterization, and crisp plotting make for non-stop reading.”
~ Garry Ryan, author of Indiana Pulcinella and Glycerine

The Extra Cadaver Murder is Roy Innes’ best novel yet.”
~ Susan Yates, Gabriola Sounder

“This series is, without doubt, one of the finest police procedurals written by a current Canadian author.”
~ Don Graves

“It’s my first time reading Roy Innes, a retired eye surgeon. I have to assume from his precise prose and skillful plotting that he was a demon with the scalpel.... a quick and readable book. Innes does a great job setting the scene.”
~ Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail

The Extra Cadaver Murder is a multi-faceted novel, with complex characters and realistic details, doubling as a sympathetic portrayal of the difficulties faced by women and gay officers in the RCMP.”
~ James Paley, BC BookWorld