Backli's Ford by Emma Faraday
(The A'lle Chronicles)

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An A’lle Chronicles Mystery

In the early 1700s, an A’lle generation ship crashed in the woods of Lower Canada. Survivors stumbled out of the wreckage to find French settlers working the land. While many of the colonists sheltered the injured A’lle, some reacted with fear and loathing. Two centuries later, nothing much has changed.

This is the world Constance A’lle, first A’lle investigator for Lower Canada, must deal with when she investigates the beating death of an A’lle boy in the small village of Backli’s Ford.

Set in 1911, Backli’s Ford follows Constance as she survives an ambush that would have killed a human, fights prejudice in the constabulary, and discovers a terrible secret that risks destroying the delicate balance that has endured for two centuries between A’lle and humans.

Contains the first chapter of KIRWAN’S SON.

About Marcelle Dubé:
Marcelle Dubé writes mysteries and speculative fiction. In Backli’s Ford, she combines her two loves to create a fascinating alternate history in which the murder of an alien boy in a small Lower Canada village launches an investigation that may cost Investigator Constance A’lle her life. Readers who enjoy strong characters, unusual situations and a hint of “otherness” will love Backli’s Ford. Dubé’s novels include the Mendenhall Mysteries series. She lives in the Yukon. Learn more about her and her other published work at

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Published July 14, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. 311 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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