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Kirk Lake Camp - A Charlene Parker mystery series.

Murder/mystery stories set in northern Ontario and rural Nova Scotia.

Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series book one, A Kayak For One.

A Kayak For One

Book one in the six book
Kirk Lake camp series.
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Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series book Two, Two Buckets of Berries.

Two Buckets of Berries

Book two in the six book
Kirk Lake camp series.
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Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series book three, Three for Pumpkin Pie. Cartoon painting of a knife stuck into a bleeding pumpkin pie.

Three for Pumpkin Pie?

Book three in the six book
Kirk Lake camp series.
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Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series book four, Fore! in the Hole.

Fore! In the Hole

Book four in the six book
Kirk Lake camp series.
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Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series book five, Cocktails at Five.

Cocktails at Five

Book five in the six book
Kirk Lake camp series.
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Coming Soon

Six is the Limit!

Book six in the six book
Kirk Lake camp series.
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Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series cookbook one, Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from A Kayak For One.

Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from A Kayak For One

Companion book to A Kayak for One.

Cookbook one in the six bookKirk Lake camp series.
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Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series cookbook Two, Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from Two Buckets of Berries.

Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from Two Buckets of Berries

Companion book to Two Buckets of Berries.

Cookbook two in the six bookKirk Lake camp series.
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Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series cookbook three, Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from Three for Pumpkin Pie.

Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from Three for Pumpkin Pie?

Companion book to Three for Pumpkin Pie?

Cookbook three in the six bookKirk Lake camp series.
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Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series cookbook four, Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from Fore! in the Hole.

Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from Fore! In the Hole

Companion book to Fore! In the Hole.

Cookbook four in the six bookKirk Lake camp series.
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Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from Cocktails at Five

Companion book to Cocktails at Five.

Cookbook five in the six book
Kirk Lake camp series.
Coming Soon!

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Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from Six is the Limit!

Companion book to Six is the Limit!

Cookbook six in the six book
Kirk Lake camp series.
Coming soon!

A Charlene Parker Mystery Series

Owning and operating a cottage resort in a peaceful northern Ontario setting should be a piece of cake for a former police detective. Families should be happy to be on a vacation in rustic log cabins set among acres of old-growth pines along a vast shoreline of a clean lake ideal for swimming, boating and fishing.

It should and they should, is what goes through the mind of this former detective turned resort owner every time a guest shows up and havoc reigns.

Not only are the trees too sappy, too messy, too numerous, the mosquitoes and black flies are too many and too pesky, the cabins are too rustic with too few luxuries, with too few televisions (as in none) and too expensive, the other guests are too loud, too drunk, too close, too present, the air temperature is too hot or too cold or too windy or not windy enough, the lake is too cold or too rough, with too few pikerel and bass, the wolf howls are too scary and too close, the black bears are too smelly and too scary and too close, the water snakes too skittish and scary and too close, the garter snakes too, too, too close, the red squirrels and blue jays too chattery and bossy and too close, and the guests' own families are too obnoxious, too stressful, too close.

It's enough to make the former detective turned resort owner want to head south back to a dark alley in the north end Hamilton to chase a criminal in a hoodie (always a hoodie), with a gun, who is too scary, too mean, too drunk, too stoned, too hilarious, too stupid, and too close.

But instead, the former detective turned resort owner stays put and cleans toilets, cuts wood, sells gas, worms and ice, rents fishing boats and canoes and cottages, smiles at guests, and helps the local O.P.P. solve murder in the north on the resort because every time guests show up, someone gets killed.

The Kirk Lake Camp Series of six books is written by Canadian author
K.L. McCluskey.

The author graduated from Print Journalism and wrote freelance for almost 40 years before she started writing her first book, A Kayak for One. Her writing included a weekly fitness column, full length feature stories and a stint as a reporter covering court and town council meetings.

A cartoon of the author at work.

Overlapping the writing years, she was a police officer with Hamilton Regional Police Service and worked in patrol, the Criminal Investigative Department, and the Special Investigation Branch as a detective in the Sexual Assault Unit. By the time she left her policing career she had attained the rank of Acting Staff Sergeant. She then bought a 12 cottage resort in northern Ontario. Six years later she sold the resort and taught Police Foundations at a college in Sudbury, Ontario until she moved to Victoria, B.C. for a short time. She moved back to northern Ontario, also for a short time, and now lives in a small eastern shore community in Nova Scotia.

She enjoys her time travelling to visit her daughters and grandchildren, and while at home enjoys writing, kayaking, hiking, biking, and exploring the beauty of the east coast.

Meet the author by visiting her web page at: www.klmcluskey.ca.

Favourite the author's Smashwords page at: Smashwords author page.

Where to get the books.

The books are available through links from this page for just about all readers, to read online on your computer or to buy as a paperback. Epub is a widely used format and can be viewed on most readers. Smashwords makes the ebooks available as epubs (Kobo and most other readers), kindle (Amazon's reader), pdf (desktop, tablet or phone viewing), lrf (older sony readers), pdb (older Palm readers) and an online reader that is in a browser and can be used by any device with an internet connection. The "Buy Now!" button will list the most popular sources such as Smashwords (all formats), Kobo (epub and other formats), Apple (iBooks), Amazon (Kindle), Barnes and Noble (Nook reader) and Scribd (epub readers). The paperback novels are available online from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and others. Books are available locally in Nova Scotia at Hart's in Boylston and the Gaelic College in St. Ann's..

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