Ken’s Corner

By Katie Mac

Acorn Press will launch Ken’s Corner by PEI writer Katie Mac at Charlottetown’s Beaconsfield Carriage House on June 29 from 3–5 pm. The event is part of a triple book launch. All are welcome to attend.

Neilly Reid finds herself swindled into pushing paper in a crooked public works department. She can handle the bureaucracy, a bit of white-collar crime, and the dim-witted local police, but things get dicey when she catches feelings for Jesse Root, the bag man for the small-town mob. 

From the Ken’s Corner parking lot, Jesse is plotting to win a seat in the provincial legislature. He needs Neilly by his side to sanitize his image while he juggles the demands of Mr. R, the mobster who runs the seedy underbelly of this postcard-perfect town. Shep, an ambitious beat cop, also sets his eyes on Neilly, suspecting she is the weak link he needs to bring down the whole operation.

When their schemes threaten the one thing she cares about, Neilly sets a plan in motion that no one is going to like.

Mac writes noir, thrillers and westerns, all with a little bit of love and comedy. She wrote and produced the short film Currie based on the life of PEI-born wild west outlaw George ‘Flat Nose’ Currie.