Author creates mystery set in Québec City

The scene: A scientific conference in Quebec City
The crime: A high profile murder, at the root of it the herb known as nightshade.

Ottawa-based private detective Sam Montcalm is on the case, a trail that leads from Quebec City to Ottawa to the Gatineau Hills.

Those are the particulars of Nightshade, the latest novel by Ottawa-based writer Tom Henighan.