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I'm pleased to announce my first published novel—A Case For Dr. Palindrome—with Michael Terence Publishing.

A darkly comic story of a man's struggle to stay sane when his long ago crime comes back to haunt him.

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The irony of the altered book

Have books become something we'd rather look at than read? Originally appeared in The Globe and Mail, June 1, 2017

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JK Galbraith Award

In 2014 I was honoured to receive the John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award for my short story Paris Street. Rainy Afternoon. 1877.

The award is named after the eponymous internationally acclaimed economist, ambassador and author.

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A Case for Dr. Palindrome

Years after surviving an abusive childhood, Paul Thorne assists in the suicide of his depraved, now terminally ill, stepfather. But he bungles the arranged procedure and suffocates the man in a panic. Desperate to conceal his crime, he stows the body in a household freezer.

Ten years on, and nearing a breakdown from crippling anxiety, a failing marriage, and now a prying neighbor who lives opposite the house with the frozen corpse, Paul seeks mental support from a bizarre source.

Desperate to find a way forward, he attempts a leap back in time to purge his demons and address his crime.

Going forward and going back amount to the same thing.

Like a palindrome.

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It is available both in paperback and for Kindle on Amazon.com.

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