Shirley Skidmore is a Director of the Sooke Fine Arts Council, a member of the Federation of BC Writers and a founder member of the Sooke Scribblers - an active writing group. 'Murder in the Sooke Potholes' and "Murder on the Galloping Goose' are two mysteries in a trilogy of mystery novels from Shirley Skidmore's pen. 'Murder on Whiffin Spit' will be available soon. She has also written the `Coffin Ship Legacy' an historical novel inspired by the Irish Immigrant experience in Canada's early years.
Three ex loggers are murdered one at a time and so Zack Ward, the head of the local RCMP detachment must try to find the connection between these three murders and the history of Sooke.
This is the 1st book in a Murder Mystery Trilogy by Shirlety Skidmore. All the murders are set in Sooke, on Vancouver Island.
Drawing on the life of her great-grandfather author Shirley Skidmore recreates a gripping story of the 'coffin' ships that brought Irish famine survivors to Canada. Most did not survive the harrowing voyage but those who did were further challenged by the harsh life meted out in the New World.
Serial killings at the Sooke Potholes complicate Zack Ward's life– he heads the Sooke RCMP detachment. The plot is complicated by interaction between a beautiful young constable and the local doctor. Meanwhile Zack Ward relentlessly courts Cass Derby – a local business women and artist. Yet, despite the obstacles and confusion, Zack's professional detective work finally resolves the murders.