Hands Like Clouds
When environmental warrior Ira Connaught turns up hanging by the neck from an ancient rain-forest cedar overlooking the wasteland of a clear-cut on Clayoquot Sound, everyone seems content to declare his death a suicide. For reluctant community coroner Elias McCann, Ira’s death looks increasingly like a murder.
Published by Dundurn Group Castle Street Mysteries, 2000: 315 pages
Mark Zuehlke’s protagonist in Hands Like Clouds is one of the most original I’ve ever encountered in crime fiction.
The Mystery Review
I was completely swept up by Hands Like Clouds.