Undertow – An Inspector Stride Mystery

Undertow - An Inspector Stride Mystery

Author: Thomas Rendell Curran
Genre: Fiction
Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 2 in
Weight: 1 kg
Published: December 18, 2002
ISBN: 1-55081-193-2
EAN: 978-1-55081-193-3

May 1947 in St. John’s, a woman is brutally murdered in her bath.

In the same neighbourhood, in 1943, a young American soldier was also murdered, a crime that was never solved. Two murders, four years apart. One killer or two?

Inspector Eric Stride of the Newfoundland Constabulary uncovers a complex web of evidence and circumstance, following a trail that goes back more than twenty years. Along the way, Stride finds that his own life is in danger.


“[Curran] captures the nuance and rhythm of Newfoundland speech, his prose is clear and his dialogue crisp.”

– Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail

” Undertow is terrific: [Curran] weaves an atmosphere-filled plot that’s the equal of the top British crime writers … I hope we meet his brooding protagonist, Inspector Eric Stride, in future novels.”

– Anthony Wilson-Smith, Macleans Magazine

“Newfoundland continues to export literary stock well worth its salt. A case in point is Thomas Rendell Curran … historically interesting, Undertow offers a suspenseful journey, and the author paints a convincing picture of the bleakness and majesty of Newfoundland”

– Mike Gillespie, The Ottawa Citizen

“Curran has evoked the time period beautifully, adding just enough telling detail, and moves the story along at a good pace … Undertow’s story is well-delivered, and sure to garner fans.”
Joan Sullivan, The Telegram

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