For anyone other than Randy Craig, a contract to do archival research and web development for Albertaâ€™s famed Rutherford House should have been a quiet gig. But when she discovers an unsolved mystery linked to Rutherford House in the Alberta Archives and the bodies begin to pile up, Randy canâ€™t help but wonder if her modern-day troubles are linked to the intrigues of the past.
"An engaging mystery that you can't stop reading until you know how it plays out. If this is your first introduction to Janice MacDonald and the world of Randy Craig, you'll be hooked. Permanently."
â€”Ian Goodwillie, The Winnipeg Review
Janice MacDonald should be given an award by Alberta Tourism for putting the province on the mystery map. Condemned to Repeat is a compelling tale of secrets from the past colliding with the present, along with a heavy dose of history and travelogue. Plus a murder or two. Not to be missed!
â€”Linda Wiken, Mystery Maven Canada blogger, author, and former bookstore owner
Does for historic sites what she did for music festivals: strews corpses and intrigues in trademark MacDonald style, with giggles and gusto.
â€”Candas Jane Dorsey, A Paradigm of Earth
MacDonaldâ€™s prose drips local history from every j, y, p and q that dangle below the baseline. Edmontonians in particular will enjoy following the genial Randy Craig through buildings and districts that are as familiar to them as their neighbours, and yet now imprinted with murder and mystery.
â€”Tom Long, Public Interpretation Coordinator, Fort Edmonton Park
Condemned to Repeat is more than a murder mystery. It immersed me in the local landscape of Edmonton, with its physical, social and political character, both past and present. More importantly, I learned new things about my own city and its surroundings. In most mysteries the purpose for reading ends with the capture of the murderer. With Condemned to Repeat, we gladly go back to savour the many stories within this story.
â€”Shirley Lowe, Edmontonâ€™s Historian Laureate
Janice MacDonald is the author of eleven books, including novels, non-fiction titles, and a children's book. She has been widely anthologized, and her popular Randy Craig novels were the first mystery series set in Edmonton. Janice has taught English literature, communications, and creative writing at both the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College. She currently works for the the Government of Alberta. Born in Banff, Alberta, Janice lives and writes in Edmonton and considers herself to be a quintessential Albertan.Website: www.janicemacdonald.net/