Coroner reignites cold case in Percy A. Kinney’s new book

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‘Sin & Penitence’ portrays psychological effects, technical aspects of death investigation

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After harboring the guilt and responsibility of a 25-year-old cold case, ex-detective-turned-coroner Roy Burtman revisits the crime when a body connected to the murder mysteriously surfaces.

In the new mystery novelSin & Penitence” (published by AuthorHouse) by author Percy A. Kinney, Coroner Burtman must overcome his past demons to bring the case to a close.

Through Coroner Burtman’s story, readers will learn the differences between the two entities most often responsible for unnatural death investigations – the police and the coroner’s office. The book touches on the psychological baggage that can weigh down an investigator, especially when working on cases with dead ends.

“‘Sin & Penitence’ is not your average homicide story,” Kinney says. “The killer is found and convicted. The body was eventually found. The only mystery is tying up all the loose ends, or so it seems. The story has a lot of technical information and a twist or two near the end.”

Kinney hopes to leave his readers wanting more after the cover closes, so they will begin to use their own curiosity to look deeper into real-life situations that may not truly be as they appear.

“Sin & Penitence”
By Percy A. Kinney
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 402 pages | ISBN 9781496946119
E-Book | 402 pages | ISBN 9781496946102
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Percy A. Kinney served as chief coroner of Canada’s Northwest Territories from 1998 to 2007. He held a board certification as a medico-legal death investigator and, as a member of the International Homicide Investigators Association, obtained additional training at the FBI Academy. Kinney supervised hundreds of complex death investigations and authored several reports and articles. His novel, “Sin and Penitence,” is his first work of fiction. He divides his time between Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and Trenton, Ontario, where he lives with his wife.

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