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Roy Innes

Roy Innes

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Roy Innes comes from a family of Canadian pioneers — prairie sod-busters in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He was born in Regina, but grew up in Victoria, B.C. where he attended high school and junior college. Fine arts were his first love but the world of science lured him away for over forty years — MD (UBC), FRCSC (Eye Surgery). During those years, however, a mystery novel usually lay alongside the mountain of medical journals he had to read and so, upon recent retirement, that genre was the natural choice for his first book. He writes from a tiny gulf island which he leaves only occasionally to hunt and hike in the wilderness of British Columbia.




Murder in the Monashees. Edmonton, AB: NeWest Press, 2005.
West End Murders. Edmonton, AB: NeWest Press, 2008
Murder in the Chilcotin. NeWest Press, 2010
The Extra Cadaver Murder. NeWest Press, 2016


Finalist, John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award, 2009
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