Enjoy a Mystery and Support a Good Cause
My guest today is Douglas Logan, author of “A Matter of Thyme.”
Doug is a management consultant, facilitator, public speaker, Rotarian – and long-time author of reports and plans.
One day, having just finished writing a lengthy document on innovation, he went for a walk to clear his head. As he did, it occurred to him that not all the words he put to paper had to be so dry.
“Maybe I need to broaden my horizons,” he thought. “What if there was a mystery to be solved?” So, he sat at his keyboard to see just what kind of mystery might need solving. A Matter of Thyme was the result.
A cold, foggy night. The dead body of a well-respected principal is discovered lying frozen on the highway. He drowned and it’s obvious something untoward has happened. But after several months the police know nothing more than this, and still can’t explain how his corpse came to rest on the cold hard pavement.
Frustrated and impatient with the lack of progress, the victim’s sister asks Justin Thyme for help. Once a highly talented investigator, Thyme has been forced out of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police by the sudden onset of PTSD. Unemployed and living alone he’s learning to control his illness and carve out a new life for himself.
Thyme is at first reluctant to get involved. But encouraged by close friends, he accepts the offer and begins to untangle the mystery and learn more about his new self.
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AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside On-Line will invest proceeds from sales of A MATTER OF THYME in women striving to build better lives for themselves, their families and communities.
According to the World Bank, the best investment we can make in developing countries is to support women’s labour force and business participation.
EARTH SHATTERING CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!
Once a month for the next six months the author is giving away a free signed copy of A Matter of Thyme!
To win your copy, all you need to do is to answer a skill testing question! People who answer correctly will have their name entered in a draw held at the end of each month.
This month’s draw will take place Saturday, August 31.
But wait! There’s more!
At the end of the sixth month, there will be a second draw from all entries received over the six months. That winner of that draw will have the right to have their name used for one of the key characters in the next Justin Thyme mystery, tentatively titled No Thyme for Crying!
What could possibly be more exciting?!
So, let’s get started!
Since the Rotarians are using proceeds from sales to invest in women in developing countries, their first skill testing question is Rotary related:
What is the name of the person responsible for starting Rotary International?
Send your answers to Thyme@bell.net
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