An Act Of Injustice: A Novel by Ray ArgyleAn Act Of Injustice: A Novel by Ray Argyle

An Act Of Injustice: A Novel

byRay Argyle

Paperback | April 1, 2017

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A bride, a groom, and a lover. One will die, another will hang, and the survivor will begin an obsessive 20-year odyssey to discover the truth. Three people caught up in the harsh class differences and religious and racial prejudices of Victorian Canada, where a vast new territory—the “Queen’s Bush”—is being opened to settlement in Ontario’s Georgian Bay country. Inspired by the true lives of Rosannah Leppard and Cook Teets, An Act of Injustice follows disgruntled newspaperman Leonard Babington in a combination courtroom drama, murder mystery, and meditation on the moral malaise of Victorian Canada. His obsession plunges him into the labyrinth world of Ottawa power politics, the salons of a smug “Toronto the Good,” and the licentiousness of the city’s Insane Asylum. With literary distinction and storytelling mastery, this historical novel brings the urgency of today’s headlines to the struggle for romance, justice, and equality in a young, 20th century Canada.
Ray Argyle has been a journalist, publishing executive, and communications consultant. He founded Argyle Communications Inc. Ray lives in Kingston, Ontario.
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Title:An Act Of Injustice: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:346 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:April 1, 2017Publisher:Mosaic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771612290

ISBN - 13:9781771612296

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true murder mystery Here there is more than meets the eye. Contained within are memories of our collective unconscious woven into a richly detailed account of life and times in nineteenth century rural Ontario. R. A. recounts the fascinating chain of events following the death of a young woman and the man accused of her murder. Thoroughly researched and wonderfully descriptive, this book is a great read for those who love murder mysteries and historical novels.
Date published: 2017-04-26