Tuesday, April 1, 2014
It Happened on the Grand Banks
The Walker on the Cape
by Mike Martin
"A man's body is found on the Cape overlooking Grand Bank, Newfoundland. At first everyone thinks it's a heart attack or stroke. But then it is discovered that he was poisoned. Who would do this and why? Finding that out falls to Sergeant Winston Windflower of the RCMP along with his trusted side-kick Eddie Tizzard. Along the way they discover that there are many more secrets hidden in this small community and powerful people who want to keep it that way. Windflower also discovers two more things; a love of living in a small Newfoundland community that is completely different from his up-bringing in a Northern Alberta reserve and maybe the love of his life. He gets a taste of Newfoundland food and hospitality as well as a sense of how crime and corruption can linger beneath the surface or hide in the thick blanket of fog that sometimes creeps in from the nearby Atlantic Ocean."
Drifting into Doom: lost at sea
by Earl B. Pilgrim
"In January 1883, Howard Blackburn, a Nova Scotia native fishing out of Gloucester, Mass. and his dory mate Thomas Welsh, a 16-year-old from Grand Bank, Newfoundland, went adrift from their schooner while fishing off the Burgeo Banks. Five days later Tommy was dead and a barely alive Howard rowed ashore at Little River on Newfoundland's south coast . In Drifting into Doom best selling author Earl Pilgrim tells a gripping story of tragedy and survival."
Blue Water: a tale of the deep sea fishermen
by Frederick William Wallace
First published in 1920, Blue Water is set in the early 1900s and traces the adventures of "Shorty" Westhaver from boyhood to young manhood in the dangerous and, often, tragic world of the Grand Banks fishery.