Death at the Point
Some see outsized beauty where others only see bleakness, like the sweeping landscape of Hecla Island, situated two hours north of Winnipeg, Canada. Death at the Point is largely set in this real-life area with Icelandic roots that originally lured Henry Trevellyn and his wife Julia to its rocky shores as a weekend respite. Originally an emigre from London and now a retired member of the Winnipeg Police Service’s Major Crimes Unit, he alternates his time between, volunteering in Winnipeg and relaxing in the unspoilt tranquility of island life. He finds himself longing to spend more time at the couple’s cottage on Hecla, kayaking its lonely shores and wandering its lush forest trails with his Labrador retriever, Skip.
When a tall red-headed stranger appears on the island and soon after a body is found, Henry’s unyielding curiosity and investigative skills kick back into gear. Both the close-knit community and the solitude Henry has come to enjoy has been shattered. The Trevellyn’s once care-free days become mired in mystery and danger as Henry becomes consumed by a series of unsolved crimes that lead him to discover the island’s dark past.