Two countries. Three police forces. Four bodies.
It was supposed to be a fun corporate team-building adventure, with travel writer Lee Smith joining her new husband Jack Hughes and some of his top executives chasing clues that take them from the Bay of Fundy, to the French islands of St. Pierre et Miquelon, and across Newfoundland. Lee hopes the trip will offer her an escape from the intense media interest in her father’s appeal against the sentence he received after being convicted of a number of serial killings.
But instead of fun, Lee keeps finding dead bodies. Bodies with first names that match her father’s list of victims. Soon more than the media is focused on Lee. The combined forces of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the French Gendarmerie Nationale, and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary are keeping a close eye on everyone on the Hughes retreat – especially Lee. Worse, a menacing musclehead keeps showing up wherever Lee is, and there’s a persistent red car following her in her rear-view mirror. And all the while, the body count continues to climb…
Excess Baggage is the third book in an enthralling new crime series by Jay Forman, that will leave you stunned by its shocking twist.
Jay Forman was a producer for Canadian television before writing her first thriller featuring Lee and Jack, who can be seen as the contemporary – and Canadian – equivalent of Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey: smart, witty and very independent. Jay made her debut with One-Way Ticket, followed by No Return; all are published by Endeavour Press.