Some folks have a talent for finding trouble, no matter how good they try to be, especially Randy Craig. Maybe she shouldn’t date a cop. Maybe she should have turned down the job at the Folkways Collection library—a job that became a nightmare when a rich benefactor’s belligerent heir turned up dead.
Randy tried to be good—honest!—but now she’s a prime suspect with a motive and no alibi in sight.
"What's special about Hang Down Your Head is the obvious expertise and care author Janice MacDonald puts into the back story - the folk music legacy that is part of our Canadian fabric."
- The Hamilton Spectator
Hang Down Your Head is a "testament to MacDonald's love of Edmonton's folk festival and the music it celebrates."
- Edmonton Journal
"MacDonald captures the spirit and idiosyncrasies of folk festival culture perfectly....[and her] balance between amused observation and enthusiastic participation will remind any ethnomusicologist of why we are drawn to our field."
- "Join folk music maven and Edmonton original Randy Craig for a roller coaster read with more twists and turns than the West Edmonton Mall’s Mindbender. Hang on to your hat for Hang Down Your Head. It’s Janice MacDonald at the top of her game." —Suzanne North, author of the Phoebe Fairfax mystery series
- "The Edmonton Folk Music Festival, the city itself and the fascinating politics of funding research in the arts lend a rich texture to this engaging mystery with the twisty end. If you enjoy folk music, you’re in for an extra treat. Once again, Randy Craig is a down-to-earth, funny and realistic amateur sleuth: it’s good to reconnect with her."
—Mary Jane Maffini, author of The Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder
- "I have been a performer at the Edmonton Folk Festival for 20 years. I always knew there were a lot of characters there, but until reading Janice’s book, I never thought of the festival itself as a character, and a fine place for a murder mystery! "
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/