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Finding a murdered First Nation's girl in Vancouver's Stanley Park in the middle of tourist season was the last thing homicide detective Mark Hanson needed, but that's what he's got.

Mark turned for help to the local Friendship Centre, where Metis police liaison Dez Pallaton suggested they ask for help from Spirit Water, a well-known Shaman who held the respect and confidence of the First Nations community. 

In an attempt to keep the murder from triggering a race war, Dez convinced Mark to give him time to try and find the killer before revealing evidence that pointed suspicion at the Native community. Although the homicide detective was skeptical, he agreed with Dez that they needed to find this killer before more bodies started turning up in the city.

With the help of his co-worker, Martine LaChance, Dez set out to uncover the secrets hidden in the murdered girls' past. Both he and Martine believe the killer is a serial; a madman who is leaving clues that point a false trail to a Native as the killer. With the help of Spirit Water and the aid of forces in both the spirit world and the mundane, they are determined to find the killer before more innocent girls die at his hands.

©2014 Judith Pittman (P)2019 Judith Pittman

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  • Derek J. Hollis
  • 11-09-2019

Cultural Murder Mystery

A great fast listen! Don't underestimate thw length though because things happen fast in this thriller. I listened to the whole book in a single session it was so good! Street Justice tackles various subjects like abuse, murder, and native American culture to really set this book apart from other stories I have read. If you like detective mysteries with a little romance in them this is definitely a book for you! I received this audiobook review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Reggie
  • 04-09-2019

Quick murder mystery

This is a quick listen/read...but packs a lot of punch. A young First Nation girl is murdered and police believe that the killer is from her tribe. The victim’s brother hires a tribe liaison to work with the police to locate the killer. The identity of the killer will surprise you. Some steamy moments but nothing that detracts from the story. I voluntarily accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • SoCalBookLover
  • 31-03-2019

This book sold me on Audible

Five Stars. I was never a fan of audio books until listening to Street Justice. The storyline is flawless. Characters are realistic and believable. Non natives and those raised in the culture will experience the pull of the story and be amazed at the skill of John Fleming's narration!

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  • sheryl beauchemin
  • 05-09-2019

Good Story Premise

The mystery was a good one. It was predictable after all the suspects were revealed, though. There wasn’t any heavy dread or fear unless a failed attempt at rape appalls you (keeping in mind that it’s a story). The romance was slow and again, predictable. I think the hottest scene wasn’t the act itself but the description of Des when he exited from the shower. Sigh. Narration was great. No complaints. His female voice was soft rather than the often attempt (and fail) at a higher pitch. I have an low voice and I hate when male narrators try to make female dialogs high pitched. All I can give is an applaud for an entertaining listen. 👏🏻

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  • Norma Miles
  • 06-10-2019

Tonight, we're strangers.

When the body of a sixteen years old Indian girl is found, brutally murdered and raped, it is assumed by the police department to be the work of another native American because of a medicine card found pinned to her body. Lez Peloton disagrees - because of that same card. The detective in charge agrees for Lez to look into it for him and, together with a co-worker, Shanon, they talk to the murdered girl's brother, Alex, her foster parents and the friends at her hostel, and visit Spirit Water, an elderly man who reads medicine cards. Increasingly convinced that a man being held for the crime is innocent, they need to act quickly to stop further deaths. Simply written with just the right amount of detail fed to the reader, the earlier part of Street Justice is fresh and intriguing. Also combining a budding romance, the book gives thumbnail but human descriptions of various types of people, both Indian and white. However, to this reader the ending seemed rushed, the earlier more steady pace lost in a rush to reach the ending. It would have been far better to more thoughtfully increase the length following the second death as well as giving more back detail to the killer and regular police investigation. Having said that, it was still very enjoyable. Narration was by John Fleming, whose rich, deep and warm voice perfectly suited the writing style. With good intonation, the story was conveyed with understanding and sensitivity and he gave individual voicing to each of the characters. I was freely gifted with a complimentary copy of the book by the rights holder at my request. Thank you. It was fresh and different, combining the murder itself and the budding romance with sensitivity. An enjoyable read.

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  • Helen
  • 08-09-2019

great story

Finding a murdered First Nation's girl in Vancouver's Stanley Park in the middle of tourist season was the last thing homicide detective Mark Hanson needed, but that's what he's got. great story can't wait for more

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