A Killer in King's Cove

A Lane Winslow Mystery

By (author) Iona Whishaw
Categories: Historical crime and mysteries, Crime and mystery fiction, Fiction and Related items
Series: A Lane Winslow Mystery
Publisher: Touchwood Editions
Paperback : 9781771511988, 432 pages, October 2016


A clever postwar mystery that will appeal to fans of the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear or the Bess Crawford series by Charles Todd. It is 1946, and war-weary young ex-intelligence officer Lane Winslow leaves London to look for a fresh start. When she finds herself happily settled into a sleepy hamlet in the interior of British Columbia surrounded by a suitably eclectic cast of small-town characters, she feels like she may finally be able to put her past to rest. To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit. ly/2KMViSB


"A debut mystery by an author destined for awards: a setting ripe for story telling, a convincing gift for portraying the painful and riveting after-like for the survivors of two world wars . . . I’m already planning to read it again . . . Whishaw is an exciting addition to Canada’s fine roster of mystery writers. "

- Don Graves

“Exquisitely written, psychologically deft . . . If you miss Mary Stewart’s sleuthing heroines, if you loved Broadchurch and its village of suspects, settle in, turn off the phone, and enjoy. ” —Linda Svendsen, author of Sussex Drive and Marine Life

"The writing . . . conjur[es] up nicely the ambiance of a 1940s west Canadian locale and develop[s] in depth both the characters and their interactions. "

- San Francisco Book Review

"A Killer in King’s Cove is worth a look, especially as the author intends to reprise her lead character. "

- Seattle Book Review

A simply riveting read by a master of the genre, A Killer in King's Cove is especially recommended the personal reading lists of dedicated mystery buffs, as well as an enduringly popular acquisition choice for community library Mystery/Suspense collections.

- Wisconsin Book Watch

"A good historical mystery with a cast of characters that will provide plot lines for the series to come. Iona Whishaw is a writer to watch. "

- Margaret Cannon