After years of blogging about my own adventures in the mountains and wild places of the earth, I can at last tell the stories of people I wish I had met doing things I wish I could do. I know these people because I created them and allowed them move into my life, which they have enriched for the last three years. They are now ready to leave the protection of my endless revisions and go forth into a world that may love them as I do, find them wanting (the fault being mine, of course), or simply ignore them (the most likely fate for the creations of a self-published author).
Announcing the first in a series of mystery/adventure novels set in the Canadian wilderness:
FROZEN IN DEATH: A Tale of Murder and Survival in the Canadian Rockies, by Jo Ann Creore
Available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99.
Mora Lassan, a tough-as-nails mountaineer and retired professor, travels to a remote mountain pass north of Banff to scatter the ashes of her late husband. As she hikes from her high camp to the pass in worsening weather, she encounters two inexperienced climbers who claim that all their camping gear has been stolen and their guide has abandoned them. She takes the young couple to her camp and next morning finds the guide’s body at the bottom of a gorge. On returning to her camp, she discovers that her own gear has been stolen and the two climbers are missing.
Mora is drawn into a web of treachery and murder that has roots years in the past and will involve not only the missing climbers but also all of the people who are camped below the pass. As a savage storm cuts off help from the outside, the killer strikes again, and Mora may be his next victim.
But in the wilderness, nature always has the last word, and survival becomes the only imperative.
Written by an author with an intimate knowledge of the Canadian Rockies, the book evokes the beauty and harsh reality of the mountain environment.
One final note: If you buy the book, could you please take the time to post a review on Amazon? I will be very appreciative.