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Monday, August 12, 2019

Operation Vanished/ Operation Wormwood Book Tour: Fredericton and NL


Flanker Press is thrilled to invite you to the Helen C. Escott’s crime thriller book tour.  

Escott continues her one-woman crime spree in the literary world with the release of Operation Vanished: A fictional RCMP investigation into missing and murdered females in the 1950s and why the cases were never solved. 

She will be signing copies of this latest release along with Operation Wormwood, a finalist for the 2019 Arthur Ellis Awards, Best First Crime Novel, by the Crime Writers of Canada.

Wednesday, Aug. 14: Book launch 7-9 PM Chapters, Kenmount Road

Friday, Aug. 16th: Costco 1- 3 pm/ Coles, Village Mall 4:00-530 PM

Saturday, Aug. 17th: Costco 12:30 – 3 PM / Coles, Avalon Mall 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Tuesday, Aug. 20th: Costco 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Friday, Aug. 23rd: Costco 1:00 – 300 PM

Tuesday, Aug. 27th: Costco 12:00 – 2:00 PM

On Saturday, August 31: Westminster Books Ltd. - 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 88 York St. Fredericton.

Wednesday, September 4: Coles Bookstore 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Corner Brook Plaza and Island Treasures, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Corner Brook Plaza

Thursday, September 5: Gander Co-op – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, 72 Elizabeth Dr, Gander

Friday, September 6: Something Special – 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, 88C Manitoba Dr, Clarenville,

Operation Vanished:
In the 1950s, three young women were sexually assaulted, beaten and murdered. Their killers were never caught. These shocking historical cases have haunted the province for decades.
RCMP Corporal Gail McNaughton is new to the elite Major Crime Unit. She is assigned a stack of historical cases of missing and murder women and children. Each file has its challenges: witnesses have died, memories fade, DNA didn’t exist.

She begins to unravel the murders with the help of Larry Morgan, the archivist for the province and the son of one of the murdered women. Together they come up with a list of suspects who have flown under the radar. People who were beyond reproach.

Operation Vanished is a mind-bending sophisticated psychological crime thriller that will keep you guessing who the real killer is. When you least expect it, a ghost from the past appears.

Operation Wormwood:
An elderly man is carried into the hospital setting off a chain of events that leave you guessing until the end. He is the first of many victims suffering from severe nose bleeds and excruciating pain. The only thing they have in common is, Sergeant Nicholas Myra, an investigator with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

The story takes a critical turn when Sister Pius informs them about Wormwood: a disease she believes is created by God to kill pedophiles. Is God truly unleashing his wrath on child molesters or is a serial killer targeting them? Just when you think you know who the killer is, this fast paced, intelligent thriller will shock you when you reach the unpredictable stunning conclusion.