Black Irises by John DelacourtBlack Irises by John Delacourt

Black Irises

byJohn Delacourt

Paperback | October 1, 2016

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Title:Black IrisesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.57 inPublished:October 1, 2016Publisher:Blue Denim Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927882192

ISBN - 13:9781927882191


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intriguing Murder Mystery and Character Study “There are two sides to every story”. Black Irises reveals the fallacy of this old cliché. Most often we are lucky if there are only two sides. In reality, there are usually multiple sides to the story each of which has a degree of truth in it. Journalist Ian Guthrie has missed his chance to be a player in the media world of Toronto. He lands back in the small town of Newton, where he grew up, trying to hang onto his job and some degree of integrity. Staying out of trouble’s way is the best he can hope for. But the suspicious death of Sydney Brewin bears too many similarities to the suspected murder of the charismatic Annelie Danziger whose charms Ian fell under as a young man. At the same time, Ian’s childhood friend Kent Wolseley arrives back in town to run in the federal by-election with the government’s political machine behind him. Can that be a coincidence? Piece by piece, Ian assembles the connecting threads of what would be the biggest story of his career. It’s a story the shakers and movers do not want told and fate also seems to be against it. In the end, knowing the truth becomes more important than reporting on it. Black Irises is both an intriguing murder-mystery and an engrossing study of contrasting characters. Highly recommended if you like a novel you can dig your teeth into.
Date published: 2017-04-15