James Owen

Tropical Noir

Dead Man in Paradise

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On a hot, still night in June 1965, a soldier walked into the town of Monte Plata, in the Dominican Republic, to report that he had accidentally shot dead two policemen. There was more, though. Next to their bodies was that of a young Canadian Catholic missionary, Father Arthur MacKinnon, killed in circumstances that, at the very least, appeared obscure. 

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