The Ancient Dead, an Amanda Doucette Mystery
Dundurn Press, Toronto
Amanda Doucette searches desperately for the connection between an old family photograph, bones discovered in a remote coulee, and an uncle who went missing in Alberta thirty years ago.
A photographer is engrossed in a photo shoot deep in Alberta’s dinosaur country when he stumbles upon bones buried in the sand of a remote coulee. Not far away, driving through the Alberta prairie, Amanda Doucette glimpses an abandoned farmhouse that reminds her of an old photo hanging on her aunt’s wall. Who is the cocky young cowboy in the photo? What happened to the uncle who went missing in Alberta thirty years ago, and what’s the connection between his disappearance and the body in the coulee? Most alarming of all, who is trying to stop her from finding the answers?