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Stone and Silt, by Harvey Chute
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210 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 34 reviews

"The story pulls you along while the author enriches us with details of the life and times of the people. But somewhere in the middle of the history lesson, he jolts us alive with an action packed adventure where we are routing our young heroine to win the day against great odds. This is an amazing debut novel." -- Amazon reviewer
A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a "half-breed." At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother's death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love.

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Meet the Author

Harvey Chute's first novel, "Stone and Silt," is a cozy historical mystery based in gold-rush era British Columbia. His previous published works include five technical guides in Wiley's For Dummies series.

The author spent his teenage summers guiding whitewater raft trips on B.C.'s Thompson and Fraser rivers. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, where his elective studies included the history of B.C. and of western Canada.

Harvey works as a program manager for an IT consulting firm. He is also the founder of - a Kindle forum popular with book-lovers and authors.

He lives in Bellingham, Washington, with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys walking mountain trails, learning blues guitar, and devouring great books.