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Lightning Strikes the Silence

A Lane Winslow Mystery

May 7, 2024 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781771514323
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Description

Beginning with a bang, the latest mystery in the series Publishers Weekly calls "highly entertaining" is a study in bygone promises and lingering prejudice.

A warm June afternoon in King's Cove is interrupted by an explosion. Following the sound, Lane goes to investigate. Up a steep path she discovers a secluded cabin and, hiding nearby, a young Japanese girl injured and mute, but very much alive.

At the Nelson Police Station, Inspector Darling and Sergeant Ames, following up on a report of a nighttime heist at the local jeweller's, discover the jeweller himself dead in his office, apparently bludgeoned, and a live wire hanging off the back of the building.

As Lane attempts to speed the search for the girl's family with her own lines of inquiry, Darling and his team dig deeper into a local connection between the jeweller and a fellow businessman that leads across the pond to Cornwall and north to a mining interest on the McKenzie River.

Offices are being ransacked and someone is following Lane. Through the alleyways of Nelson onto the country roads and woods trails of King's Cove, the latest Winslow mystery is a study in bygone promises and lingering prejudice

About this Author

ISBN: 9781771514323
Format: Trade paperback
Series: A Lane Winslow Mystery
Pages: 504
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
Published: 2024-05-07

Reviews

"Iona Whishaw's historical mysteries set in B.C.'s Kootenay region are reliable bestsellers. An explosion, a jewellery heist, and an injured Japanese girl who does not speak are part of a tale of old prejudices in the 11th book in Lane Winslow series." --Quill & Quire

Praise for the Lane Winslow Mysteries

A Match Made for Murder (#7) is winner of the 2021 Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award

"The 'find of the year', Iona Whishaw's Lane Winslow series is a real treat. Set after WWII, Lane has left England for Canada . . . settling in the small village of King's Cove. With a quaint cast of characters and the feel of Louise Penny's Three Pines, the independence and quick wit of Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher and the intelligence of Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs, this mystery series has it all!" --Murder by the Book, Texas

"Highly entertaining . . . fans and newcomers alike will find lots to love." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Relentlessly exciting from start to finish." --Kirkus Reviews

"Whishaw deftly intertwines plot and psychology, giving readers insight not only into Lane's crime-solving strategies, but the perspectives and lives of her neighbors. The series also follows Lane's inner journey, from complicated family history to postwar trauma to the beginning of new love. Well plotted and laced with dry wit, Lane's adventures are entirely satisfying summer reading." --Shelf Awareness

"Iona Whishaw is a writer to watch." --Globe and Mail

"There's no question you should read it--it's excellent." --Toronto Star

"Stellar . . . " --Eliza Knight, USA Today bestselling author of Starring Adele Astaire

"What a delight! Lane and Darling are the most adorable couple I've met in a long time, and Whishaw's clever insights into their post-WWII lives are crafted with such charming finesse that readers will fall in love as I did." --Genevieve Graham, #1 USA Today bestselling author of Bluebird

"Whishaw is a master of the historical mystery." --Sam Wiebe, award-winning author of Sunset and Jericho and Hell and Gone

"An engaging, superbly crafted page turner of a mystery." --Alan Hlad, international and USA Today bestselling author of The Long Flight Home

"Iona Whishaw's writing is worthy of taking its place alongside the works of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers. . . deftly crafted and briskly paced." --Fiona Valpy, author of The Dressmaker's Gift

"Another fantastic entry in the unique and compelling Lane Winslow series!" --Anna Lee Huber, author of the Lady Darby Mysteries

"I absolutely love the modern sensibility of these novels, of their feminism, sense of justice, their anti-racism, their progressiveness, which somehow never seems out of place in a tiny BC hamlet in 1948. . . But it's never preachy or pedantic, and Whishaw continues to use her murder mysteries to explore the limitations on women's lives and freedom that were contemporary to the period, and which are not yet so far away in the rear view mirror." --Kerry Clare, author of Mitzi Bytes and Waiting for a Star to Fall

"Complex, suspenseful, and deeply felt, this is a smart series for the ages." --Francine Mathews, author of the Nantucket Mysteries

"Exquisitely written, psychologically deft." --Linda Svendsen, author of Sussex Drive

"Iona Whishaw has again raised the bar . . . This is seriously good storytelling." --Don Graves, Canadian Mystery Reviews

"In the vein of Louise Penny . . . a compelling series that combines a cozy setting, spy intrigue storylines, and police procedural elements--not an easy task, but one that Whishaw pulls off." --Reviewing the Evidence

"The setting is fresh and the cast endearing." --CrimeReads

"An enthralling mystery." --Historical Novel Society

"This series . . . continues to get better and better." --Reviewing the Evidence

"A simply riveting read by a master of the genre." --Wisconsin Bookwatch

"A series that's guaranteed to please." --Mercer Island Books, Washington

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

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