Assitant SG launches debut mystery novel

| 11/10/2010

(CNS): Cayman’s Assistant Solicitor General Douglas Schofield will be launching his debut novel this Friday at Books & Books in Camana Bay. The murder mystery which takes place in both Douglas’ native Canada and his adopted Cayman Islands is about a legal secretary framed for murder. Although Douglas has written numerous screenplays Flight Risks is his first novel though he says he is currently working on his second. The courtroom veteran will be signing copies and answering question at the event which is free and open to the public.

The novel is set against the backdrop of the release of 21,000 Swiss dormant accounts left behind by Jews who died in the Holocaust. Legal secretary Grace Palliser stumbles on evidence of a vast international fraud and finds herself framed or murder. Desperately searching for the evidence that will clear her, Grace flees across the continent to New Orleans, then to the Florida Panhandle, and finally to Grand Cayman. Hot on her trail is a corrupt former cop with a simple assignment — to kill Grace Palliser.
Douglas Schofield was raised and educated in British Columbia, Canada where he earned degrees in History and Law from Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, respectively. Over the past thirty years, he has worked as a trial lawyer in Canada, Bermuda and—since 1999—in the Cayman Islands. He currently holds the position of Assistant Solicitor General with the Cayman Islands Government.
Schofield has written numerous screenplays and his script, Time Out of Mind, took first prize in its category at the 2005 Fade Out Magazine/Writer’s Network Screenwriting Competition.
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  1. Anonymous says:

     Great example of a civil servant who can ‘multi-task’.