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    Distributor: Heritage Group Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Mar 29, 2019 On Sale Date: Apr 23, 2019 Carton Quantity: 24 $16.95 CAD
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A Deceptive Devotion
A Lane Winslow Mystery
By (author): Iona Whishaw



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Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Apr 23, 2019
$16.95 CAD


7.5in x 5 x 0.1 in | 1 gr

Page Count:

392 pages
TouchWood Editions
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

Wedding bells, a grisly murder, and a defecting Russian spy bring drama to King’s Cove in the newest Lane Winslow mystery, a series that the Globe and Mail calls “terrific.”

A wedding is on the horizon for Lane Winslow and Inspector Darling. As one of the few Russian speakers in her community, Lane is obliged to act as translator and hostess for Countess Orlova, an elderly Russian woman who has tracked her missing brother to the Nelson area. Nelson PD investigates, but then the murder of a lone hunter in the hills above King’s Cove takes top priority.

Darling works the case with a Constable Oxley—a newcomer to the area, assigned in Constable Ames’ temporary absence—and a British agent contacts Lane to warn her to be on the lookout for a fleeing Russian defector. Bound by the Wartime Secrets Act, Lane is conflicted about keeping the information from Darling, especially when it begins to put a strain on their relationship.

Fans of Maisie Dobbs and the Kopp Sisters will delight in this rousing adventure of intrigue and espionage.

Iona Whishaw is a former educator and social worker whose mother and grandfather were both spies during their respective wars. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband. Visit her at ionawhishaw.com.

  • National, regional and subject specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
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  • Targeted media: Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Globe and Mail, Library Journal, Vancouver Sun, The Bay Observer, Reviewing the Evidence, Crime Reads, Crime Fiction Lover
  • Outreach to festivals. Pitches to Vancouver Writers Fest, Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Words on the Water, Galiano Literary Festival, Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, Victoria Writers Festival, North Shore Writers’ Festival, Calgary Word Fest, International Festival of Authors, Kingston Lit Festival,  Women Killing It
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  • FIC022040      FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • FIC022060      FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical

  • North America
  • Canada
  • British Columbia

  • TP090     TOPICAL / Women's Interest

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    “Engrossing and deftly plotted, the latest Lane Winslow Mystery is sure to enthrall readers. Filled with rich history, clever intrigue, and subtle romance, this series is perfect for fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Susan Elia MacNeal.”

    - Anna Lee Huber, bestselling author of the Lady Darby Mysteries and the Verity Kent Mysteries

    "Whishaw’s intricately plotted fifth Lane Winslow mystery opens with a bang. . . Whishaw brings all the narrative threads together for a satisfying finale. Progress in the often fraught personal relationship between Lane and Darling will please series fans."
    - Publishers Weekly

    “If you’ve yet to meet Lane Winslow, erstwhile spy and reluctant detective, you’re in for a treat. Iona Whishaw writes with an eye for the telling detail; she conjures a vanished British Columbia out of thin air. Complex, suspenseful, and deeply felt, this is a smart series for the ages.”
    - Francine Mathews, author of the Nantucket Mysteries

    "There’s no question you should read it—it’s excellent . . . . While you could wait forever to read the series from the start (many books, little time, etc.), the taste offered by A Sorrowful Sanctuary of Lane Winslow and her companions pretty much guarantees you won’t be waiting much longer to go back to the beginning and read everything about them."
    - Toronto Star

    “Captures the tone and depth of a mystery entwined in a story about people taking painful steps forward with post-WWII life. Vivid plotting, inventive dialogue in a setting that puts you right in the action. This is one of the best series currently in print.”
    - Don Graves, Canadian Mystery Reviews blog

    "Full of history, mystery, and a glorious BC setting . . . a wonderful series."
    - Sleuth of Baker Street bookstore

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