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Fall from Grace

(2011)
(The first book in the Leo Desroches series)
A novel by

 
Leo Desroches goes straight - off the streets, into the newsroom, and up to his neck in murder

Marking the debut of Leo Desroches, one of the most unusual amateur detectives ever to appear in Canada or points south, this fast-paced, enthralling mystery is the story of a man who had everything, lost it all, and is trying to get it back. Leo Desroches doesn't look like a native, but his mother was Cree, and he understands the problems of indigenous Canadians of the First Nations. Which is probably why the Edmonton newspaper he writes for decides he should be their Aboriginal Issues reporter.

He has his own issues to deal with: his compulsive gambling that he couldn't stop even after it cost him his wife and children; his alcoholism; the risk-taking that threatens to derail him every time he starts to get his life back together.

When he's assigned to cover the murder of a young native prostitute, it's just one more story...until the cop in charge lets him view the corpse, something the Edmonton police never do. When Leo writes his article, it starts a chain of events that leads him to discover a much, much bigger story, one that could bring down the entire police department... if it doesn't get him killed.

Genre: Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

March 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fall from Grace (The Leo Desroches Mysteries)
Author(s): Wayne Arthurson
ISBN: 0-7653-2417-2 / 978-0-7653-2417-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

July 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Fall From Grace: Volume 1 (Leo Desroches Mystery)
Author(s): Wayne Arthurson
ISBN: 1-5151-4340-6 / 978-1-5151-4340-6
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fall from Grace (The Leo Desroches Mysteries)
Author(s): Wayne Arthurson
ISBN: 0-7653-2419-9 / 978-0-7653-2419-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fall from Grace: A Leo Desroches Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Wayne Arthurson
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fall From Grace (Leo Desroches Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Wayne Arthurson
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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