Ross Carter

Playwright and novelist

Scupper Lake book cover

An idyllic setting.

A grisly murder.

Clues that don’t add up.

John and Jalou are on the case.

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A canoe-happy Adirondack town seldom sees major crime, much less a horrific murder. At a public campsite, no less. It’s tourist season and folks are scared to venture outdoors. The town’s excitable detective suspects a rampaging released convict. But forensic investigator John Rutger and his partner Jalou know that nothing about the murder on Lost Island makes sense. With every clue they uncover, the solution seems to slip deeper beneath the tranquil waters of Scupper Lake.

In this cozy mystery, an unconventionally educated narrator embarks on a riveting tale of detection.

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