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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-917326-2
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 426 pages
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    • 978-1-03-917327-9
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 426 pages
  • Keywords
    • Double murder,
    • Small town mystery,
    • Romantic mystery,
    • Muskoka Ontario,
    • Plane crash,
    • Cold case,
    • Police investigation

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A Convenient Grave
An Abram Cole Mystery
by Kenneth Paradine

When Inspector Cole moves to a small town in Eastern Ontario, hoping for a quieter posting than his job in the city, the last thing he expects is to get caught up in two 10-year-old missing person cases. Always willing to lend a hand, teenage Alex Rossiter heads to the Brooks’ residence to help with a faulty septic system, but after finding a gun buried by the tank, his whole world is turned upside down. When Inspector Cole and Sergeant Greyrock get involved, they discover something far more sinister: a body in the septic tank—the body of Alex’s missing father. Cole and Greyrock dig through old police records and discover that two men, Ben Rossiter and Trem Alderwood, went missing within days of each other ten years ago. Two men who didn’t know each other, who had no connection, and who had never been found. With no evidence or leads at the time of their disappearances, the cases went cold. Cole and Greyrock plunge headfirst into a new investigation, but the only thing they find is another body buried beneath the streets of their beloved town. They are once again left with no evidence or leads, prompting their investigation to come to a halt. Then young Alex goes missing, leaving behind, unbeknownst to his family, a lover and a child.

Kenneth Paradine is a retired educator and educational administrator with an undergraduate degree from York University and a master’s degree in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He did his post-graduate work at King’s College at the University of London in England. Kenneth has published two books, the murder mystery, A Convenient Grave, and a historical fiction novel titled Glastonbury Tor about King Arthur. He hopes his writing inspires his readers’ imaginations and allows them to playfully interact with the narrative and their own feelings. When he’s not writing, Kenneth enjoys painting, downhill skiing (which he hopes he won’t have to give up as he ages), and visiting his summer property in the warmer weather. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife. His four children have left home and have started their own families.


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