NEW RELEASE! Norman’s Conquest by Don Butler
NEW RELEASE! Norman’s Conquest by Don Butler
Ottawa Press and Publishing

NEW RELEASE! Norman’s Conquest by Don Butler

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After narrowly surviving a heart attack in Greece, Norman Pugsley, the grizzled managing editor of the Ottawa Daily Advocate, anticipates a quiet retirement. But fate has other plans as he becomes entangled in a decades-old murder mystery. As he delves deeper into the investigation, sparks fly with his former boss, a woman he once couldn't stand.

In this witty and heartfelt sequel to Don Butler's well-received début novel, A Life of Bliss, readers are whisked into a world of eccentric journalists, travel adventures, and a protagonist who unexpectedly discovers his inner feminist.

The tale unfolds against the backdrop of unlikely romance and unforgettable encounters — from a spirit bear to a former prime minister. Join Norman Pugsley's journey, where the past collides with the present, and every twist and turn brings him closer to solving the murder.

“With satisfying twists and turns, the story takes us from Greece to Canada’s far north, to the streets of Ottawa, to the lakes of Algonquin Park.”—Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

“There’s everything here: Pierre Trudeau. Canoes, Spirit Bears, Tom Thomson, an unsolved murder . . . and a damned good read.” —Roy MacGregor, bestselling author of Paper Trails.