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Winter of Secrets
Winter of Secrets
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Hardcover
  • Nov.01.2009
  • 9781590586761
  • Poisoned Pen Press

Vicki gives an overview of the book:

It’s Christmas Eve and the snowstorm of the decade has settled over the peaceful mountain town of Trafalgar, B.C. Constables Smith and Evans have a busy shift, attending fender-benders, tumbling pedestrians, and Christmas tree fires. At the stroke of midnight, they arrive at the scene of a car accident: a vehicle has gone off the snowy road into the icy river. An accident, agree police, coroner, medics. But when the autopsy reveals a shocking secret, Constable Molly Smith and Sergeant John Winters are plunged into the world of sexual predators, recreational drugs, privilege, and high-living. Meanwhile Charlie Bassing is out of jail and looking for revenge, a handsome Mountie is giving Molly the eye, and her mother, Lucky, is cheerfully interfering in the investigation.And all Molly Smith wants to do is ski powder. Winter of Secrets is the third in the traditional...
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It’s Christmas Eve and the snowstorm of the decade has settled over the peaceful mountain town of Trafalgar, B.C. Constables Smith and Evans have a busy shift, attending fender-benders, tumbling pedestrians, and Christmas tree fires. At the stroke of midnight, they arrive at the scene of a car accident: a vehicle has gone off the snowy road into the icy river. An accident, agree police, coroner, medics. But when the autopsy reveals a shocking secret, Constable Molly Smith and Sergeant John Winters are plunged into the world of sexual predators, recreational drugs, privilege, and high-living.

Meanwhile Charlie Bassing is out of jail and looking for revenge, a handsome Mountie is giving Molly the eye, and her mother, Lucky, is cheerfully interfering in the investigation.And all Molly Smith wants to do is ski powder.

Winter of Secrets is the third in the traditional village mystery series featuring Constable Smith, Sergeant Winters, and the town in the shadow of the glacier, Trafalgar, British Columbia.  

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Chapter 1

They don’t often get big snow storms in the Kootenay area of British Columbia. Lots of snow, that’s a given; sometimes the air is so full of snow that the daytime is as white as the night is black. But there isn’t much wind in these mountains, and the snow falls thick and fast and straight down, where it lies deep on the ground. The word “whiteout”, meaning when high winds whip falling snow around, reducing visibility to nothing, isn’t often heard in Trafalgar.

     Tonight it would be.

     It was Christmas Eve, and as Constable Molly Smith began a twelve hour shift the storm of the decade was settling in over Trafalgar. She’d scarcely had time to say hi to the earlier shift, the lucky ones who got to enjoy the evening with their families, before the first 911 call came in. The first, of what would be many.

Pedestrian struck by a car on Front Street. Appear to be injuries.

Smith reached for the keys to the truck, but she wasn’t fast enough. “I’ll drive,” Constable Dave Evans said, tossing the keys in his hand and heading towards the back door and the parked vehicles.

“You’ll be with Evans tonight,” Sergeant Caldwell, the shift supervisor, shouted after her. “It’s going to be rough in this. And it’s supposed to get worse.”

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About Vicki

“It’s a crime not to read Delany,” so says the London Free Press.

Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most varied and prolific crime writers. Her popular Constable Molly Smith series (including In the Shadow of the Glacier and Among the Departed) have been optioned for...

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Published Reviews

Jan.18.2008

In the Shadow of the Glacier

Kirkus Reviews:

A plan to build both a memorial park for Vietnam draft dodgers and a fancy new resort tears a small Canadian town apart.

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Jan.18.2008

Publishers Weekly:

Delany's intriguing series opener introduces young constable Molly Smith, who almost literally stumbles across a rare murder victim in peaceful Trafalgar, British Columbia. The...