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Travel Newfoundland and Labrador with Sgt. Myra

Helen C Escott’s iconic detective is back – in the bestselling suspense thriller - Wormwood Duology: Operation Wormwood and The Reckoning.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Sgt. Nicholas Myra knows that evil lurks around every corner.

Let's take a trip through all the scenes in both novels.

Newfoundland and Labrador:

When was the last time you took a breath? Or watched the setting sun? In Newfoundland and Labrador, our way of life is a little different. We don’t believe much in regret. We take what each day has to offer, and we don’t wait for a reason to celebrate. That’s why you’ll find us dancing and singing any night of the week, at a kitchen party or on the shore. Don’t be surprised if you're asked to join in. Come visit Canada's newest province click here for information.

City of St. John's:

On the eastern edge of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s is the province’s capital city and the oldest city in North America.

Since the Europeans first came here more than 500 years ago, the city has been the economic, political, and cultural hub of this vibrant and unique province.

Sgt. Myra takes you on a trill ride through the historic streets as he investigates several several crime scenes. Get all the information you need on St. John's by clicking here.

Need a map? Click here.

Health Science Center:

The Health Sciences Centre is an acute care facility serving the people of the entire province. It is a teaching hospital and is connected to Memorial University’s Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing. It is also connected and shares services with the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre and the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.

Sgt. Myra first meets nurse Agatha Catania and Dr. Luke Gillespie at the Health Science Center where they deal with patient zero in the Wormwood Duology.

Basilica of St. John the Baptist:

Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church

Sgt. Myra meets Father Peter Cooke for the first time at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Throughout the book they take you to several locations inside this grand Basilica. Take a look at the beautiful collection of stained glass.

Guided tours of the Basilica Cathedral begin daily after morning masses conclude and on Sundays at noon and continue until the Basilica closes at 4pm. If you prefer a self-guided socially-distanced tour, a self-guided QR code audio tour is available in English, French, Spanish and German for a nominal fee from the Basilica Heritage Foundation at the Basilica Visitors’ Desk at the main entrance to the Basilica.

Tour operators are strongly encouraged to pre-book visits for groups by contacting the Basilica parish office at 754-2170; an admission fee of $5 per-person applies for commercial tour operators.


Walk through the Basilica Cathedral virtually with the interactive tour. At points of interest, click to learn more. Click on the blue dots embedded in the tour for text and links to further information. Self-guided Audio tours in English, French, Spanish and German are available from the Basilica Heritage Foundation at the Basilica Visitors’ Desk at the main entrance to the Basilica. Get the tour here.

The Veiled Virgin:

Father Peter Cooke and Sr. Pius have an intense conversation in front of the famous Veiled Virgin. It is said that those who pray before her have their prayers answered.

Yes this is a real statue.

The Veiled Virgin Sculpture is one world famous art piece belonging to the Presentation Sisters and available for public viewing.

This marble sculpture is currently housed at Presentation Convent, Cathedral Square.

Quidi Vidi Lake Trail:

Dr. Gillespie clears his head by running around Quidi Vidi Lake. As he runs the path he spots the rowers practicing for the Royal St. John's Regatta. The longest running sporting event in North America.

It is a 3.8 km walking trail that loops around Quidi Vidi Lake. During the summer rowers prepare for the Royal St. John's Regatta, held in St. John's annually in August since 1826. You can observe waterfowl and seabirds that use the Lake year-round as a resting and feeding area. Check it out for your self by clicking here.

Happy Valley Goose Bay:

Sgt. Myra meets RCMP Inspector Boyd Michaels who tells him about a file he worked on while station in Happy Valley Goose Bay. Inspector Michaels fills in some holes in Myra's investigation but also leaves some questions unanswered.

Interested in Happy Valley Goose Bay?

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is home to a population of approximately 8,000 people, making it the fifth largest municipality in Newfoundland and Labrador and the largest Indigenous populated community in Labrador. Learn more here.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary:

Sgt. Nicholas Myra has long family history with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. Both his father and grandfather were police officers.

Myra takes you inside the headquarters of the oldest police force in North America where his office is located and were a lot of the action takes place.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is Newfoundland and Labrador’s Provincial Police Service. The RNC dates back to 1729, with the appointment of the first police constables. In the 19th century, the RNC was modeled after the Royal Irish Constabulary with the secondment in 1844 of Timothy Mitchell of the Royal Irish Constabulary to be Inspector General, making it the oldest civil police service in North America.

Operation Wormwood is a sensational crime thriller & its conclusion, The Reckoning, is the shocking, adrenaline-fueled finale in this bestselling Duology by Helen C. Escott.

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