The Charles Lauchlan Mystery Series

Put on the Armour of Light

Put on the Armour of Light, the first book in the Charles Lauchlan series, won the Michael Van Rooy award for genre fiction at the 2016 Manitoba Book Awards. Get your copy online or in person at Whodunit Mystery Bookstore or McNally Robinson Booksellers or order direct from At Bay Press

In June of 1899, a puzzling summons to the police station knocks Charles Lauchlan’s industrious life as a young Presbyterian minister off the rails. At the station he finds his former university roommate, Peter McEvoy, who has been arrested for murder. The chief of police says it’s an open and shut case but Sergeant Andrew Setter—labelled as a misfit by his brother officers—disagrees. Charles and Setter become uneasy allies in a search for the real killer that takes them from the sleaziest bars to the most sumptuous drawing rooms of turn of the century Winnipeg.