Murder Times Two

by Marlene Baird



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 13/12/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9780759664999

About the Book

A western Canadian city struggling beneath winter's paralyzing grip, where people are forced to seek protection inside their homes and privacy inside themselves, provides a virulent setting for the clash of two willful brothers.

Roger Bollinger, poisoned against society by child abuse, his hatred fueled by years of jealousy, contrives a plan to implicate his successful brother in murder.

Daniel McCallister, a dynamic political superstar whose personal demons are well camouflaged, is unaware of Roger's existence, much less the threat he poses.

Roger becomes frustrated when Daniel's social position appears to be protecting him from police scrutiny and decides to confront Daniel. This meeting, the first time the brothers have ever seen one another, turns confrontational as they realize their divergent lives leave no opportunity for connection. Before the violent evening ends, one of them is dead, the other forever changed.

This story makes one question fate, and explores the lonely corners in even the most discreet heart.

About the Author

Marlene Baird grew up in the Canadian city where Murder Times Two is set. She escaped those windswept, frigid winters by moving to Honolulu, then California, and now lives among the Arizona pines with her husband. After working as an airline hostess and a legal assistant, Marlene turned to her true love, writing. Three of her short stories have been published and she has won numerous awards in nationwide writing contests.