Murder is Uncooperative

A housing co-op mystery

Finding an apartment can be murder. All single mom Rebecca Butler wants is a good home for her young son and disabled father. At first Waterview Housing Co-op seems perfect. But then she finds the body of the building’s manager.

When Rebecca discovers that another murder took place in the building twenty years ago, she suspects the two deaths might be related. One of the neighbours in Rebecca’s new home is hiding a secret that will soon put Rebecca and her family in danger.

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“From the moment Rebecca Butler sets foot in the ‘too good to be true’ Waterview housing co-op, the pace of Merrilee Robson’s debut novel never flags.  Robson’s smart and savvy sleuth is a welcome addition to Canadian crime fiction.”  – Gail Bowen, author of the Joanne Kilbourn Shreve mystery series

“A light, fun romp into Vancouver co-op housing, complete with full-colour characters of all ages and persuasions, with a touch of murder to keep pages turning late into the night. Merrilee Robson writes with comedic wisdom about the human condition.”  – Robin Spano, author of the Clare Vengel Undercover novels

“With the exception of a killer, the people in this book are just like your co-op neighbours. Merrilee Robson has nailed the co-operative experience and added a macabre twist.” – Nick Sidor, Director, Corporate Affairs, Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada

Merrilee Robson has drawn on her own co-op experiences to write an engaging mystery whose setting will ring true to anyone familiar with the housing co-op sector.”  Cooperation Housing, Fremantle, Western Australia.