The experiences our ancestors had is often overshadowed by the three or four events in a life lived: birthdate, marriage date, children’s birth dates, and, the date of their death. The remaining days of their lives are lost, gone to dust. Without exercising some effort to determine the forces which affected their lives, we are left with these gravestone facts. The fictional books I have written and described elsewhere on this site attempt to tell a story [and not a documentary] about their times, the other events that affected their rational for what they did, and, to wrap it together in a novel that is like every other piece of fiction: interesting without being boring. As you can see from the reviews already in place, readers have found them intriguing, interesting, and, readable. As a paperback novel, their pages number in excess of two hundred fifty.
Olivier, for his own happiness, befriends Francois, who falls in love with him. He claims to her that he is enlisted with the Carignan-Salieres regiment, a French regiment which is the first to have its uniforms provided by the government of the day. They are stationed in New France. She attempt to find him, using the free passage provided by King Louis IV, to come to these shores. Does she find him?
Etienne is the most despicable yet most valuable soldier. He is found, murdered, in at least four different ways. There is no investigatory system in place, and, the court system to handle a trial of an accused is non-existent. Will the murderer be brought to justice?
In ‘La $a$katchewan’ we experience the reasons, and the self-torture which our forbears survived to seek the riches of the prairies – the gold in the sheaves. The havoc the trek brought to the attracted is relived in this search for mountains of money. Can their marriages survive the continuous bombardment of new cultures, new neighbours. drouth and dust storms?
Angelique is a slave in New France who is accused of burning most of the City of Montreal in 1734. This is the story of the elements which came together to wrongfully accuse, and hang her in a primitive justice system in a small community.
Salt Spring Island Murders details Pouge Monbeton’s investigation into who the murderer or murderers were who killed five colored men on the island between 1860 and 1970. Relying on the available court documents, the novel weaves its way through little known historical facts to piece together a profile of the potential murderer(s) while dispelling the notion that an Indian, Tshuanahusset, who was hung for the murder of William Robinson, was guilty.