Anxiety is the watchword at most school reunions, with side-eye comparisons of greying hair and extra pounds. Not for Randy Craig. She’s more concerned with resolving a twenty-year-old CanLit scandal. While helping her best friend organize their reunion at the University of Alberta, Randy’s tumultuous past as a graduate student comes rushing into the present, as she faces off against old ghosts and imminent death.
MacDonald does a terrific job capturing the seasons of the academic year: the heightened expectations of autumn, and then come April, everybody is crying. The send-up of academia is fun and smart, and also important in what Randy’s work as a sessional instructor has to tell us about the precarious nature of academic work at the moment.
— Kerry Clare
I’ve always delighted in Randy Craig’s company, and Another Margaret
is the best novel yet. In a stroke of genius, Janice MacDonald uses Randy’s involvement in a twenty-year reunion to flashback to the first novel, set in Randy’s graduate school days. The brilliant melding of the old and new is a true gift, for both long-time fans and readers meeting Randy Craig for the first time. Janice MacDonald’s finely honed skills as a writer of mysteries shine in this delicious two-for-one tale.
Randy Craig is that longtime friend you can depend on to be high-spirited, witty, thoughtful, and best of all, fun. Another Margaret, the latest mystery in the series, revisits, updates, and solves the English Department murder committed in the first book, leaving the reader satisfied and looking for more.
Feisty Randy Craig’s pursuit of a reclusive author and rumoured new manuscript means she might be written out of the plot,
permanently. Another Margaret is Janice MacDonald writing at her best.
—Linda Wiken as Erika Chase
Janice MacDonald is the author of eleven books, including novels, non-fiction titles, and a children's book. She has been widely anthologized, and her popular Randy Craig novels were the first mystery series set in Edmonton. Janice has taught English literature, communications, and creative writing at both the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College. She currently works for the the Government of Alberta. Born in Banff, Alberta, Janice lives and writes in Edmonton and considers herself to be a quintessential Albertan.Website: www.janicemacdonald.net/