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Publisher Description

A veteran detective. An up-and-comer. They'll need to flip the script to stop a retirement home murderer…

Jacqueline Ryan thought she had everything figured out. But between the detective constable's insufferable partner and her growing relationship with a pro ballplayer, she wonders if her next case should be her last…

Inspector Paul Manziuk thinks he might be past his prime. When he's told to let his newbie partner take the lead on the next case, he's worried that the murder scene at a retirement home could be a bad omen…

Manziuk knows that death in a seniors' complex is pretty standard but not in Toronto's ritziest high-rise for elderly creatives. He and Ryan pay close attention to an attention-hungry Broadway star, a thriller writer, and a ballerina with a dark past. But every time the partners think they have a lead, it goes cold…

To solve the murder, the veteran must learn to work under the newbie before another resident becomes a victim…

Shadow of a Butterfly: The Case of the Harmless Old Woman is the third standalone novel in a series of classic whodunnits set in modern-day Toronto. If you like twisty plots, eccentric suspects, and relatable detectives, then you'll love J.A. Menzies' artistic mystery.

Buy Shadow of a Butterfly to join in the art of investigation today!

The Manziuk and Ryan Mysteries in order
Shaded Light: The Case of the Tactless Trophy Wife
Glitter of Diamonds: The Case of the Reckless Radio Host
Shadow of a Butterfly: The Case of the Harmless Old Woman

Short stories by J. A. Menzies
“The Case of the Sneezing Accountant: A Manziuk and Ryan Short Story”
“The Day Time Stood Still”
“They Can’t Take That Away From Me”
“Revenge So Sweet”

Mysteries & Thrillers
May 15
MurderWillOut Mysteries
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Kathy-Anne ,


The third book oh the series is great! Just like the first two!
Waiting for the fourth, please make it fast :-) !

$$feefee$$ ,

Great mystery

Book 3 is a great read. 800 plus pages. Ms. Menzies' books really rope you in.

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