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Manitoba Métis, Ukrainians in Manitoba, Manitoba French, Language Crisis, Manitoba stories, Crime thriller, Lawyers’ stories

Geordie MacMurdo Bides His Time
by Tom Goodman

Geordie MacMurdo is a widowed lawyer living and practising in Isla, a Scottish-Canadian town located just north of Winnipeg. One of his clients, a Ukrainian rancher, apparently commits suicide, but Geordie suspects another cause, perhaps murder. The principal suspect is the town’s mayor, Dugald Campbell, who is Geordie’s lifelong adversary. The story takes place in 1983, when the French language crisis was raging in Manitoba. Poetry, local colour, and Manitoba and Scottish history enliven the narrative.

A retired lawyer, Tom Goodman lives in Stonewall, Manitoba with his wife, Deborah, and their dog, Tugs. They have four grown children. Goodman's first book a work of non-fiction entitled “Her Darling Boy, the letters of a mother, her beloved son and the heartbreaking cost of Vimy Ridge”, was published in 2016, and Goodman was nominated for the Manitoba Book Awards Best First Book award in 2017. The book was favourably reviewed by the Canada’s History Magazine and featured at the Vimy Centennial Exhibition presented by the Canadian War Museum in 2017.


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