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

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Reviews:

Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun

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.