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Specs and Details​

Title: No Straight Thing

Format: paperback, hardcover

Dimensions: 330 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 in., 99K words

Published: Jan. 9, 2024, 1st Ed. 2018

Publisher: Bear Hill Books

Language: English


The following ISBNs are associated with this title: 

ISBN (ebook) 978-1-989071-38-0

ISBN (hardcover) 978-1-989071-37-3

ISBN (paperback) 978-1-989071-36-6

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"Ultimately heartwarming despite its macabre circumstances, No Straight Thing is an engrossing historical mystery."

~ Clarion, Foreword Reviews

"With its vivid atmosphere and unforgettable characters, No Straight Thing is a treat for fans of suspenseful historical fiction."

~ BlueInk Reviews, Starred

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No Straight Thing


In the bleak landscape of Depression era Alberta, war veteran Fergus Muir finds solace in routine until a chance encounter with Cat Perkins, a troubled girl resembling his late wife. 


As Cat’s world unravels, Fergus delves into the shadows of their small town, uncovering a web of vagrancy, violence, and hypocrisy. 


When a seemingly senseless murder shakes all those who Fergus loves, he must confront his haunting past. 


NO STRAIGHT THING weaves a poignant tale where loyalty battles guilt in a world shaped by the crooked timber of humanity. 


Immerse yourself in this emotionally resonant mystery, where the past casts a long shadow and justice is a journey through the heart.

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