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Five Ways to Disappear
By (author): R.M. Greenaway



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General Trade
Apr 13, 2021
$19.99 CAD


8in x 5 x 1 in | 320 gr

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384 pages
Dundurn Press
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Crime and mystery: police procedural|Crime and mystery: hard-boiled crime, noir fiction|British Columbia South Coast: Greater Vancouver
In this atmospheric Vancouver noir police procedural, a dangerous undercover assignment nearly puts Dion in his grave.

North Vancouver RCMP constables Leith and Dion have several mysteries to solve in the optimistic spring sunshine, starting with who has skewered the annoying Lawrence Follick to his own lawn, up in the heights of Lost Pony Road. Could it be the irate next-door neighbours, who openly disagree with Follick’s landscaping aesthetics? Or a random attack?

But the murders don’t end with Follick, promising a grim reckoning if the killer isn’t roped in soon.

Meanwhile, Dion becomes ensnarled in a mystery of his own — he has become involved with a magician who has made herself disappear. He must put aside his worry and take on an undercover role in order to finally nab the Lost Pony Road killer.

Can he lure the perpetrator into another attack, and live to tell about it?

Story locale: Vancouver

  • Book six in the B.C. Blues Crime series, atmospheric noir fiction featuring two cops whose lives have veered sharply off their planned course
  • Give this to readers of Faye Kellerman, Giles Blunt, and Chevy Stevens
  • Author is a court reporter/court transcriber and has plenty of insight into the criminal justice system and how experts speak about crime

R.M. Greenaway has worked in probation and travelled British Columbia as a court reporter. Her first novel in the B.C. Blues Crime series, Cold Girl, won the Unhanged Arthur Ellis Award. She lives in Nelson, B.C.

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  • Digital galley available: NetGalley, Edelweiss, Catalist
  • Book hashtag: #BCBlues
  • Author Website: rmgreenaway.com
  • Author Twitter: @rmg1622
  • Author Facebook: @rmgreenaway
  • Author Instagram: @raemg2

For more information contact
Elham Ali, [email protected]

... skillfully entwined into a satisfying skein of serendipitous coincidences. Those who prefer character-driven police procedurals will be rewarded. - Publishers Weekly

The sixth in the B.C. Blues crime series is as crisply written and satisfying as its predecessors, but it's made especially interesting because we know who killed the artist right from the get-go ... We’re not merely observing the story; as witnesses to the murder, we’re participating in it. - Booklist

This mystery has dark elements that contrast with the beautiful locale ... will please fans of the series. - Library Journal

Five Ways to Disappear succeeds because Greenaway subordinates the internal personal and professional drama of the cops' relationships and never loses sight of the real human tragedy at the novel's core: the relationship between an aged arthritic social misfit and the great-grandson he hardly knows and didn't expect to love. - BC BookLook

Greenaway brings a keen understanding of love, loyalty, frailty, and greed to her multilayered series debut. - Kirkus Reviews, for Cold Girl

[R.M. Greenaway] has created a couple of cops who stand out in a crowded crime fiction field for their absorbing personas. - Kingston Whig-Standard, for Flights and Falls

A brilliant read during dark times. - Clothes Line Finds

The gritty tone of Five Ways to Disappear is mitigated through humour, engaging subplots, and modulated characterization. R.M. Greenaway — one of multiple mystery mavens writing from Nelson, BC — evokes compassion through an occasional softness that intrudes suddenly and startlingly like a warm sun into a frigid winter day.

- Ormsby Review

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