Search Results: "Vicki Delany"


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VALLEY OF THE LOST by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Ingratiating until three-quarters of the way through, when everything falls apart with some exceptionally silly plotting. That's unfortunate, because Delany (In the Shadow of the Glacier, 2007, etc.) has created two interesting protagonists in Molly and Winters."

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HAITIAN GRAVES by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 2015

"Delany (Under Cold Stone, 2014, etc.) uses a slim and easily solved mystery to paint a thought-provoking portrait of post-quake Haiti."
A Canadian Mountie seconded to the United Nations in Haiti steps uncomfortably outside his job description. Read full book review >

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UNREASONABLE DOUBT by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Delany's excellent new procedural (Under Cold Stone, 2014, etc.) is a real page-turner, ratcheting up the tension as each secret from the past is painfully revealed."
A man cleared of murder charges returns to his British Columbia hometown to get some answers. Read full book review >

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UNDER COLD STONE by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"The glorious scenery of British Columbia upstages Delany's regular cast in this plausible tale."
A chief constable's son is wanted for murder in the new procedural from Delany (A Cold White Sun, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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AMONG THE DEPARTED by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"Delany (Negative Image, 2010, etc.) invigorates the cozy genre with an unsparing look at love in all its variations, including coming to terms with it the second time around."
A long-ago disappearance casts a long shadow. Read full book review >

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ELEMENTARY, SHE READ by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"The heroine isn't quite likable enough to support such a lengthy debut with such an extended cast of undistinguished characters. The result is more likely to appeal to small-town-sleuth fans than true Holmes aficionados."
The owner of a Massachusetts bookstore investigates the murder of a private-duty nurse. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE GLACIER by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"An exciting series debut from Delaney (Burden of Memory, 2006, etc.), featuring complex characters with plenty of room to grow."
A plan to build both a memorial park for Vietnam draft dodgers and a fancy new resort tears a small Canadian town apart. Read full book review >

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BLOOD AND BELONGING by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"This third installment from Delany (We Wish You A Murderous Christmas, 2016, etc.) relies less on mystery than on moral outrage at the nasty business of human smuggling."
A romantic getaway almost ruins a policeman's marriage. Read full book review >

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SCARE THE LIGHT AWAY by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Not so much reveling in family secrets as insisting that families can overcome them, debut novelist Delany is adept at ratcheting up the emotional tension but less proficient at making the mystery elements of her story convincing."
A dysfunctional Canadian family struggles toward redemption. Read full book review >

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BODY ON BAKER STREET by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Remarkably, the heroine, who is often indeed annoyingly like Sherlock Holmes, manages to solve the mystery without alienating all her friends."
A sleuthing bookstore owner may be too clever for her own good. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN SORROW by Vicki Delany
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"An absorbing whodunit-cum-flashbacks whose so-so mystery is redeemed by a deft use of historical parallels."
The author of the British Columbian cozies starring Constable Molly Smith (Among the Departed, 2011, etc.) moves east to Lake Ontario, where a considerably more beset heroine must confront demons without and within. Read full book review >

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A COLD WHITE SUN by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Though Molly flirts with danger, Delany (More than Sorrow, 2012, etc.) sticks to her usual formula, though this time, the simultaneous motivation yet randomness of the killer's actions are hard to swallow."
An unexpected murder in a small town has the cops turning over every stone for a plausible suspect and motive. Read full book review >