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About K.L. McCluskey

Ms. McCluskey has first hand experience similar to that of the main character of the Kirk Lake Camp and Back Road to Shore series of murder mysteries.

She joined the Hamilton Regional Police Service in Hamilton, Ontario and was a police officer for 14 years. She started as a beat officer in Stoney Creek, then became a Detective Constable in the Criminal Investigative Division, partnered with a Sergeant, investigating crimes such as serious assaults, robberies, sudden deaths, sexual assaults and break and enters. She was promoted to Sergeant and worked in the Special Investigative Unit as a detective in the Sexual Assault Unit. She was also specially trained in Child Abuse investigations and Domestic Violence.

She passed her Staff Sergeant exams and attained the rank of Acting Staff Sergeant before she left policing and moved on to another career in which she owned a water access resort in northern Ontario that included 12 rental cottages, fishing boat and canoe rentals, and a small general store.

After seven years she sold the resort and taught Police Foundations at a small college in Sudbury, Ontario, before she moved to Victoria, B.C.

She moved back to northern Ontario and concentrated on her work as a freelance writer going back to what she missed most, writing.

A cartoon of the author at work.

Well before her policing career, she graduated from Print Journalism. She has been writing for over 40 years including her time as a police officer and resort owner. Her articles included a weekly fitness column, feature stories, and a short stint as a beat reporter for criminal court and town council.

Back in her early days, as an offshoot from her fitness column and training as a fitness instructor, she started her own business, Basic Fitness. It was a bi-weekly exercise class for local women in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Her business was in operation for eight years until she was asked to be the Director of Fitness at the downtown Kitchener YWCA.

She now lives with her partner in an old farmhouse in a small community along the eastern shore of Nova Scotia, not far from Cape Breton Island.

She enjoys traveling to visit her daughters and grand-children. While at home she kayaks, hikes, cycles, swims, practises yoga, and drives the back roads to explore the beauty of her new province where she gets inspiration for her writing and life in general.

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BOOKS

K.L. McCluskey is currently working on the Kirk Lake Camp murder/mystery series of ebooks and paperback novels. The series will consist of six books in total and when completed will lead to the Back Road to Shore series. The books are available as ebooks and paperback novels and are published by An Taigh Buidhe air an Lohan Publishing, a small Nova Scotia publisher, and distributed by Smashwords and Amazon.

For more infomation about the books visit the publishers web site at: An Taigh Buidhe air an Lohan Publishing

Favourite the author's Smashwords page at: Smashwords author page.

Where to get the books.

The books are available through links from this page for just about all readers, to read online on your computer or to buy as a paperback. Epub is a widely used format and can be viewed on most readers. Smashwords makes the ebooks available as epubs (Kobo and most other readers), kindle (Amazon's reader), pdf (desktop, tablet or phone viewing), lrf (older sony readers), pdb (older Palm readers) and an online reader that is in a browser and can be used by any device with an internet connection. The "Buy Now!" button will list the most popular sources such as Smashwords (all formats), Kobo (epub and other formats), Apple (iBooks), Amazon (Kindle), Barnes and Noble (Nook reader) and Scribd (epub readers). The paperback novel is only available from Amazon or at select locations in Nova Scotia.

Paperbacks available locally in Nova Scotia!

1 Hart's of Boylston General store in Boylston.

11771 Highway 16, Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Come in for the deli counter, ice cream parlour and baked goods. Hart's are pleased to offer a unique selection of products, primarily sourced within Nova Scotia.

2 The Gaelic College craft shop in St. Ann's on Cape Breton.

51779 Cabot Trail, St. Ann's, Nova Scotia

The Gaelic College has an international reputation for its contribution to the promotion and preservation of traditional Gaelic culture, offering instruction in over ten disciplines, and year-round learning and fun. As a cultural destination, it will delight visitors with the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the living culture of the Nova Scotia Gaelic people.

A Kayak For One

Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series book one, A Kayak For One. Top view of a kayak being towed with a skull in the cockpit of the kayak.

What could go wrong when a professor and geology students rent a few cottages as a base for field work in the area? Will it be a peaceful end to the busy summer season...for a change? Will it end without a murder ... for a change?

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Available as an ebook (epub, kindle, ibooks, pdf and more).
Available as a paperback book from Amazon.

Two Buckets of Berries

Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series book two, Two Buckets of Berries. Two buckets of blueberries spilled at the base of a rock face with blood on the buckets.

Phew. Nobody died at the resort this time. Charlene could breathe a sigh of relief. She had enough work running Kirk Lake Camp. It was the height of the season and all the cottages and fishing boats were rented. To top it off, a perfect storm was brewing.

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Available as an ebook (epub, kindle, ibooks, pdf and more).
Available as a paperback book from Amazon.

Three for Pumpkin Pie?

Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series book three, Three for Pumpkin Pie. Cartoon painting of a knife stuck into a bleeding pumpkin pie.

It was the busy Thanksgiving week-end and Charlene had lots of work to do. The trouble was, her best friend Sarah decided to move in to avoid her relationship woes. The trouble was, one of the guests was murdered.

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Available as an ebook (epub, kindle, ibooks, pdf and more).
Available as a paperback book from Amazon.

Fore! in the Hole

Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series book four, Fore! in the Hole.

After spending a peaceful and relaxed winter in rural Nova Scotia Charlene is back in Ontario for another noisy and hectic season. It started well but a dead body discovered on her property just a week before the May long week-end changed everything.

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Available as an ebook (epub, kindle, ibooks, pdf and more).
Available as a paperback book from Amazon.
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Cookbook for Murder: The recipes from A Kayak For One

Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series recipe book one, Cookbook for Murder : Recipes from A Kayak For One.

This recipe book has a few snippets taken directly from the ebook A Kayak for One to give you a glimpse into the characters in the series and to entice you to be curious enough to buy the book and get to know the characters better. I also hope you enjoy the food as much as I do. The excerpts are in italic and recipes follow. Bon Appetite!

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This ebook is free to introduce you to the characters and get you started on the six book Kirk Lake Camp series. Available to dowload from your favourite ebook retailer.

Available as an ebook (epub, kindle, ibooks, pdf and more).

Cookbook for Murder: The recipes from Two Buckets of Berries

Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series recipe book Two, Cookbook for Murder : Recipes from Two Buckets of Berries.

This is a companion to ebook two in the Kirk Lake Camp series of books. It has a few snippets taken directly from the ebook Two Buckets of Berries to give you a glimpse into the characters in the series and to entice you to be curious enough to buy the book and get to know the characters better. I also hope you enjoy the food as much as I do. The excerpts are in italic and recipes follow. Bon Appetite!

Learn more ...

This ebook is free to introduce you to the characters and get you started on the six book Kirk Lake Camp series. Available to dowload from your favourite ebook retailer.

Available as an ebook (epub, kindle, ibooks, pdf and more).

Cookbook for Murder: The recipes from Three for Pumpkin Pie?

Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series recipe book three, Cookbook for Murder: Recipes from Three for Pumpkin Pie?.

This is a companion to book three in the six part Kirk Lake Camp series of ebooks. It has a few snippets taken directly from the ebook Three for Pumpkin Pie? to give you a glimpse into the characters in the series and to entice you to be curious enough to buy the book and get to know the characters better. I also hope you enjoy the food as much as I do. The excerpts are in italic and recipes follow. Bon Appetite!

Learn more ...

This ebook is free to introduce you to the characters and get you started on the six book Kirk Lake Camp series. Available to dowload from your favourite ebook retailer.

Available as an ebook (epub, kindle, ibooks, pdf and more).

Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from Fore! In the Hole

Cover for Kirk Lake Camp series recipe book four, Cookbook for Murder: Recipes from Fore! In the Hole.

This is a companion to book four in the six part Kirk Lake Camp series of ebooks. It has a few snippets taken directly from the ebook Fore! In the Hole to give you a glimpse into the characters in the series and to entice you to be curious enough to buy the book and get to know the characters better. I also hope you enjoy the food as much as I do. The excerpts are in italic and recipes follow. Bon Appetite!

Learn more ...

This ebook is free to introduce you to the characters and get you started on the six book Kirk Lake Camp series. Available to dowload from your favourite ebook retailer.

Available as an ebook (epub, kindle, ibooks, pdf and more).

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