The University of Alberta’s English Department is caught up in a maelstrom of poison-pen letters, graffiti and misogyny. Miranda Craig seems to be both target and investigator, wreaking havoc on her new-found relationship with one of Edmonton’s finest.
“Janice MacDonald’s intelligence and insight into human behaviour make her one of the most promising new writers on the Canadian mystery scene.”
"Spellbinding ... Janice MacDonald populates academe with real characters and puts the humanity back in the Humanities.”
"For me, Sticks and Stones is the epitome of the 'I just couldn't put it down book' because I couldn't until I read it three times. I've never been that taken by anyone's writing before."
- Ross Garrie, The Lethbridge Herald
"...intelligent, thought-provoking and entertaining."
- Anna Babineau, The Lethbridge Herald
"It's been seven years since the first story by MacDonald featuring University of Alberta English professor Miranda "Randy" Craig; that's too long to wait for a story this good."
-- The Globe & Mail
"Sticks and Stones hit all the right notes for me (and even some that I didn’t know I was looking for: analyses of The Great Gastby and Twelfth Night being used as crucial clues to the mystery? Yes please, more of this!). What really made this book a great read was Randy’s wit, the light peppering of romance, and the disturbing crimes. This is one of those books that begs to be finished at 3 a.m. of the same day."
—Matthew Stepanic, editor of Glass Buffalo Magazine
"Spellbinding...Janice MacDonald populates academe with real characters and puts the humanity back in the Humanities. Of course, she also picks one or two of them off now and then, which is all right with me, too. Stick and Stones is an up-all-night page turner with substance."
- W. P. Kinsella, author of Shoeless Joe
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/