Pitt Lake legend brought to life in new novel

Bonny Darby weaves the historical search for Slumach's gold into her novel White Rose Caper

In the legend of Slumach’s infamous gold, it’s written that Slumach was an elderly Katzie First Nation man who lived where the Pitt River flows out of Pitt Lake.

Tried and hung for the shooting of a man in New Westminster in 1891, the whereabouts of his widely sought wealth – said to be hidden somewhere near Pitt Lake – seemed destined to remain a mystery forever.

With her talent for creating characters to truly care about, and her intuitive ability to summon excitement and passion in her readers, Bonny Darby weaves the historical search for Slumach’s gold into her novel.

A tale of adventure, mystery, romance, and a hunt for true buried treasure, White Rose Caper provides the unmistakable elements of an engrossing escape.

Join Maggie Garrison, owner of flower shop in B. C., as she seeks to recover the key for an antique desk left to her by her grandmother. With her life threatened, she must uncover the secret of what the desk contains and in doing so, is pulled further into a mysterious hunt.  Along the way, she finds herself becoming more entwined in partnership with Jake McAllister, a handsome lawyer with a burning passion for her. Maggie’s friends and family reveal long-kept secrets, as she discovers an inheritance beyond anything she could have imagined. Fast-paced chases, blackmailing villains, family secrets, and a simmering romance propel Maggie into a covert and exciting life that is far-removed from her quiet days in the flower shop.

Book signing

Bonny Darby will be signing copies of White Rose Caper on Saturday, Sept. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at Reflection Books in Coquitlam , 1111 Austin Avenue. You can purchase copies at the book signing or online at www.friesenpress.com. The book is also available through Amazon, Chapters.

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