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By: Douglas Hall

Murder Can Kill

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When Kirsty Morgan dropped five thousand dollars on Private Investigator Paul West's desk, with the promise of five thousand more if he found her father, he had no idea he was on the cusp of being thrust into a cauldron of lies, deceit and manipulation, orchestrated by the most unlikely of characters... a charismatic televangelist. He gave new meaning to Machiavellian as he orchestrated and manipulated the lives of those who trusted him. It took an acerbic newspaper columnist to trigger the climatic ending which engulfed widows who were coerced into signing away their estates through codicils, all in the name of God. Murder Can Kill is a page turner. It will keep the reader guessing to the very end.

Doug Hall is a graduate from the University of Toronto. Doug was appointed Senior Press Officer for IBM Canada Inc.

After seven-and-a-half years of extensive media relations, Hall moved on to become a Canadian radio and television personality for more than 32 years. He hosted a number of nationally syndicated Canadian shows on both radio and television, including: The Doug Hall Show; Daybeat; The Anatomy of Living; Taking Sides; Your Opinion; Bestsellers and What is Truth, as a member of the panel with Paul Hellyer, former Minister of National Defense, CBC personality Lorraine Thomson and CFRB radio newscaster Bob Hesketh.  Celebrated author, broadcaster, and newspaper executive Charles Templeton was the moderator.

A number of Hall’s TV shows were telecast on cable and independent U.S. stations. During Hall’s career he travelled extensively on assignment to the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, The Soviet Union, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Haiti, and Iraq. Hall has written eleven mysteries, five novels, three children’s books and three biographies including: “The Real Patsy Cline” and “The Mamas and The Papas.” Hall was the only multiple screenwriter for the 20th Century/NBC/CTV series “The Starlost”. He was also the Executive Producer for a number of television musical biographies including: Englebert Humperdinck; Paul Anka; Roy Orbison; Chet Atkins and Gordon Lightfoot. Hall’s 22 books have been published in Canada, the United States, The United Kingdom, Sweden, and the Soviet Union. A number have been translated into German, Swedish, and Russian.

Customer Reviews
12 reviews
12 reviews
  • Mike Ruta Pickering News Advertiser April 5,2018

    Durham - Another year, another book for Doug Hall
    The prolific Pickering author has just had his 25th book published. Murder can Kill is available online at and Hall, who turns 89 in June, is a former Canadian radio and television host. As well, he wrote for the science fiction TV series The Starlost and was executive producer for TV musical biographies on artists such as Paul Anka, Chet Atkins and Gordon Lightfoot. Hall has also written biographies on Patst Cline and the Mamas and the Papas. His first boot The Brittle thread was published in 1968. Since 2009 he has published nine mystery works. Hall says he has two more mysteries that have been accepted for publication and a third is in progress. "I'll just keep going as long as I can," he says.

  • Aiden Newman

    I started Murder Can Kill a couple of days ago and am thoroughly enjoying it. The minister sounds like quite the devil and had grabbed the relationships with mischievous tactics and taken complete control. I can't wait to find out what levels he is willing to go in order to keep his secret! Loving the book.
    Aiden Newman
    Eganville, Ontario

  • Aidan Newman, Eganville Ontario Canada

    I started, Murder Can Kill a couple of days ago and am thoroughly enjoying it. The minister sounds like quite the devil and has grabbed a hold of relationships with mischievous tactics and taken complete control. I can't wait to find out what levels he is willing to go to keep his secret. Loving the book

  • A.Newman Ottawa Valley

    I finished Murder Can Kill a couple of weeks ago. I must admit that it got me hooked, with constant action and something to look forward to. I loved how you smoothly finished it off with problem after problem slowly and partially being resolved. Not everything ended out perfectly and I think that is great. Happily ever after is not always the greatest. Look forward to reading some of your other work.

  • Julie Treblicock - Pickering Ontario

    I so admire the author Douglas Hall and look forward to his new books. After reading "Murder Can Kill" one can become addicted to Paul West. He leaves you looking for more. I liken the feeling of becoming hooked on a TV series and you can hardly wait for the week to pass so you can enjoy another episode. When I finished reading "Murder Can Kill" - it left me waiting for another episode.
    Julie Treblicock
    Pickering, Ontario Canada

  • Jean Toms

    This book has something for everyone: sensation and a page-turner that keeps readers guessing to the very end.
    It is fast-paced with numerous plot twists plus secret ploys for control and power over those who think they have their trust.

    Hall delivers a riveting mystery alongside romance leaving his readers in anticipation of his next novel...a novel that you
    can pick up at any time and continue reading.

    Jean Thoms
    Durham Region, Ontario, Canada

  • Diane Bryson

    I was delighted to learn that the lead detective Paul West will be returning in future books in The Paul West Mystery Series. He is too good of a character to just be in one story. I can hardly wait.

  • J.M. Ottawa Valley, Canada

    Douglas Hall has a new book "Murder Never Sleeps" in "The Paul West Mystery Series." it follows "Murder Can Kill" the first in the detective series. He said he got his inspiration for his plots and characters from various places and experiences and the reader soon knows what he looks like, and what his interests are. If he walked into a room he would be recognized immediately, His plot and character came from various places and experiences."Murder Never Sleeps" will follow.

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