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The Murder Came Later

Lew Duddridge

Published September 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781425118259
Paperback
347 pages
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The brothers Clinton and Richard Drake graduate as pilots in the Royal Canadian Air force. It is late 1942 and the war is at its height. They are posted overseas, and Richard becomes a Lancaster bomber pilot and Clinton a Spitfire fighter pilot.MoreThe brothers Clinton and Richard Drake graduate as pilots in the Royal Canadian Air force. It is late 1942 and the war is at its height. They are posted overseas, and Richard becomes a Lancaster bomber pilot and Clinton a Spitfire fighter pilot.Clinton is shot down near London England, but lives to shoot down enemy aircraft.Richards Lancaster is shot down over Germany. Richard escapes and makes his way back to England and finishes his tour. His crew become prisoners of war. The War ends, and they return home. Mavis, Richards war bride arrives three months later, and they make their home in Grandeur Saskatchewan.Clinton returns still a single man, and attends the University of Saskatoon, Graduating as a Chartered accountant.Clinton opens an office in Saskatoon, and travels once a week to Grandeur to do the accounting for business places in Grandeur. One of his customers is Mavis and Richards machinery dealership. Richard buys a helicopter, and adds crop dusting to his farm services.Grandeur is home to a small group of Nazi sympathizers, who are slowly but surely getting bolder. Their dislike of the Royal Canadian Legion and veterans in general, is surfacing.The outspoken President of the Womens auxiliary of the Legion is murdered, and Sergeant Doyle of the RCMP faces many roadblocks on the way to the discovery of the murderer.The community is in shock when Richard Drake dies in a fiery crash of his helicopter.Clinton Drake took Aircraft Accident investigation during the war, and brings evidence to Sergeant Doyle which points to possible murder in Richards death. Kurt, a Nazi sympathizer falls in love with Joan, she had been engaged toRichard before he met Mavis. They marry, and Kurts love is tested to its limit by two murders.