Delighted to read this in the latest e-news from the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada. Thanks to my former employer and their staff for sending this out to their network.
HOUSING CO-OP MURDER MYSTERY THE PERFECT READ (OR GIFT) FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Finding affordable housing can seem like the answer to all of one’s prayers. At least Rebecca Butler thought so when she secured a three bedroom unit in ‘Waterview’ Housing Co-op. A dead body found in the co-op office makes her wonder if she’s made the right move.
So begins the plot of “Murder is Uncooperative.”
Author Merrilee Robson previously worked for CHF Canada as Program Manager, National Communications and is a former president of the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC. She was also the founding president of Trafalgar Housing Co-op in Vancouver.
She says she came up with the idea while working for co-op housing. “The phone calls I received were very interesting. Although many people love and enjoy living in their co-op, it can be difficult for some.”
Co-op members will relate to the protagonist’s search for housing, and with the relief she feels when she finds safe, secure, affordable housing. And they “will find the descriptions of meetings funnier than those who don’t live in a co-op’, says Robson, “but the story is accessible to everyone.”
“Except for a killer, the people in this book are just like your co-op neighbours,” says CHF Canada’s Director, Corporate Affairs Nick Sidor. “Merrilee has nailed the co-operative experience but added a macabre twist.”