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Publication Order of Karl Alberg Books

The Suspect (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleep While I Sing (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Chill Rain In January (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fall from Grace (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prized Possessions (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Touch of Panic (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother Love (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strangers Among Us (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Acts of Murder (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Neighbours (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Favorite (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Among Friends (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love in the Temperate Zone (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

L.R. Wright is a Canadian author of fiction. Born June 5, 1939, she passed away on February 25, 2001, from breast cancer. She was born with the full name of Laurali Rose Appleby in Saskatoon.

Her pen name is L.R. Wright. Her books are published under the pen name of Laurali Wright in the U.S., however. She has two daughters and grew up in Saskatoon and Abbotsford.

Wright worked as an actor and worked often with her husband. She worked in journalism; her first article ever published was in the Globe and Mail. Wright also wrote for in Saskatoon, but she soon moved to Calgary, where she found a mentor in W.O. Mitchell. There, she worked as a reporter and journalist. She was promoted to Assistant City Editor but eventually left the Calgary Herald to pursue writing.

She became a published author when her debut novel Neighbours was released in 1979. She attended Carleton as well as the University of Calgary before discovering that her true calling was always the written word!

She followed that up with her second stand alone fictional novel, The Favourite. The second novel is titled Among Friends, and her first mystery novel came out in 1985. It was titled The Suspect. That book won her the 1986 Edgar Award in the category of Best Novel. Ever since then, L.R. Wright has released more books in the mystery genre. Her novel Love in the Temperate Zone came out in 1988.

After the release of her fourth novel, she returned to college. Wright attended Simon Fraser University, where she graduated and received her Master of Arts degree in the field of Liberal Studies in 1995. From then on, she put her degree to use, teaching the art of writing at the prestigious University of British Columbia.

L.R. Wright is the author of the Karl Alberg series. The series kicked off in 1985 with the release of the debut fiction novel in the series, titled Suspect. It was followed up with a sequel called Sleep While I Sing, which came out to audiences and readers in 1986. Wright followed those up with a third book, A Chill Rain in January, and several more in the series. The ninth book came out in 1997 and is titled Acts of Murder.

L.R. Wright has penned several adaptations of her work for scripts for television, film, and even radio (many for CBC Radio). Her novel The Suspect has made it to the stage. Her Alberg and Cassandra fictional series has been optioned multiple times for television as well as film. Her books have made it around the world and are featured in several foreign languages.

The Suspect is the first book in the thrilling Karl Alberg series by accomplished author L.R. Wright. This is the first ever mystery novel from this author and you are getting in at the ground floor for all of the action! This is where we first meet the main character of Karl Alberg, who is a RCMP Staff Sergeant. It also features the female lead character of Cassandra Mitchell, a warm librarian by trade.

When a crime happens in a sleepy town, everyone who lives there is shocked. Perhaps the most shocked of all is George Wilcox, who never expected that he would become a murderer. George is eight years old and never expected the peak of his golden years to culminate with killing someone. It all happened before he knew it and it was the easiest thing in the world.

This crime is nearly perfect, even though it is quickly enveloping George in a snug blanket of guilt and secrets. This town on the Sunshine Coast, located in a quiet area of British Columbia, is the last place that you would expect anything dark to go down. This one act has a town stirred up and the citizens greatly concerned over whether they will be next.

Staff Sergeant Alberg has no idea that he is the romantic interest of Cassandra Mitchell. Cassandra is the town librarian, and you could not find a more warm and kind person. As the two somehow get caught up in one of the biggest cases to ever hit this town, they must try to figure out not only what their feelings are for each other, but who the killer hiding in this sleepy town could be.

Can the dynamic duo do their best to track down the killer and bring the person responsible for this death to justice? You’re going to have to pick up The Suspect from mystery writer L.R. Wright to find out for yourself for sure!

Sleep While I Sing is the exciting sequel to The Suspect, the debut novel in L.R. Wright’s Alberg series! In the first book, a sleepy town is awakened when a killer takes his first victim. Was it compulsive, or do they have control over what they do? No one knows for certain.

This provincial town sees yet another mystery pop up in its midst with the release of Sing! This thrilling sequel finds the reader seeing a new face appear in town. No one knew who the beautiful blonde was. There she appeared, standing in the rain and leaning against a tree. She was totally out of place for a small town like this, that was for sure.

However, the town soon finds out that this attractive woman is dead– even though her face is clean and every hair in place, her throat is totally slashed and she has clearly been placed there. But to what point and purpose?

As it turns out, no one seems to know anything about her murder in Sechelt. It’s up to Karl Alberg, the local Staff Sergeant, to take this case on and crack it wide-open like an egg. He’s going to have to start from the bottom and work his way up with the leads that he gets.

Not helping anything is his latest distraction; the beautiful Cassandra. This town librarian and the sergeant have been having a relationship that is off and on. Karl is a little frustrated because he has competition in the form of a handsome actor that’s in town. Can Karl focus long enough to find the killer– and win his crush over? Read this book to find out!

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