Mary Jane Maffini is a lapsed librarian and a mystery addict. Author of six Camilla MacPhee mysteries, two Fiona Silk adventures, five Charlotte Adams books, and nearly two dozen short stories. She holds two Arthur Ellis Awards for best mystery short story, as well as the Derrick Murdoch lifetime achievement award.
Little Boy Blues
In the third Camilla MacPhee Mystery, Camillaâ€™s looking forward to cutting loose at Ottawaâ€™s Bluesfest, the huge open-air extravaganza, and to seeing the tail end of her annoying office assistant, Alvin, who is finally quitting. Then the news comes from the East Coast. Alvinâ€™s younger brother Jimmy has vanished from the midst of a Canada Day crowd in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Is he dead? Has he been abducted? Sleuthing irritably about Sydney on Alvinâ€™s behalf, Camilla manages to make the usual quota of people froth at the mouth, including Jimmyâ€™s frantic family, forlorn friends and puzzled teachers. She doesnâ€™t spare the parish priest or even the guy at the chip stand. Before Camilla knows it, all roads lead back to Ottawa, where a killer with everything to lose waits to create havoc among the tents, guitar-pickers and happy, swaying crowds. If Camilla doesnâ€™t sort out this whole mess, how many other people are going to die?