Glen Hoggarth

      P. E. Rempel
Glen Hoggarth

Glen holes up in his attic to hide from the world. Then salvation knocks on his door one day. Or is it something else altogether? Glen's life takes a turn and both love and death seem distinct possibilities. Will Glen finally be happy?The case became a homicide investigation. Detectives now took over. Doris Kepplar was their primary suspect and Glen Hoggarth either another victim or an accomplice. In an effort to track Glen down, the detectives called long-distance to his mother in Regina. Nobody answered any of the calls, however, prompting Regina RCMP to dispatch officers to her home, but no one was there—so now there were three empty houses and three missing people, in addition to one murder victim. According to an older brother, Martha Hoggarth was supposed to be out on the coast visiting Glen, her one and only child.Flight records indicated that Martha Hoggarth had arrived in Vancouver a day and a half after Glen’s phone call to Doris Kepplar. But she didn't check into her hotel downtown. The detectives judged it unlikely that the elderly mother had had a hand in a murder, so for the time being they treated her as a victim. Standard procedure dictated an examination of her bank records, and the detectives were startled to learn about the eight million dollars in four different accounts. That was a lot of motive, they observed: the dynamics of the case were starting to tell a familiar story. But, and this was also surprising, not a penny of Martha’s money had been touched.In concluding the report, the chief detective on the case proposed a working theory about what had happened. It was a story resonating with avarice and lust, those timeless drivers. Doris’s original romantic interest, Russell Clooney, had been murdered to make way for Glen Hoggarth, who was wealthy through his mother and indirectly owned several valuable properties in the Fraser Valley. Glen and Doris subsequently murdered Martha in an attempt to access the money right away, only for some unknown reason they hadn’t got around to making off with any of it yet. Of course, now they never would

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