2004 EPPIE finalist for best mystery. Leanne Aimes, ex-cop and private investigator, really needs a vacation. The wilderness of Algonquin Park seems like just the place where she can relax. But it isn’t long before her companions begin fighting amongst themselves. When a storm descends,the group is trapped on an island in the center of Lost Dog Lake. And Leanne realizes someone is a murderer.
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About the Author
“It’s a crime not to read Delany”. London Free Press.
Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific crime writers. She writes everything from standalone novels of psychological suspense such as Scare the Light Away and Burden of Memory, to the Constable Molly Smith books, a traditional village/police procedural series set in the British Columbia Interior, including In the Shadow of the Glacier and Among the Departed, to a light-hearted historical series, Gold Digger and Gold Fever, set in the raucous heyday of the Klondike Gold Rush.
In a starred review of Winter of Secrets, Publisher’s Weekly said: She uses a bare-bones style, without literary flash, to achieve artistry as sturdy and restrained as a Shaker chair. And Library Journal gave Among the Departed a started review saying: “Her exceptional ability to create characters, both realistic and sometimes creepy, makes this another terrific addition to her outstanding body of work.
Having taken early retirement from her job as a systems analyst in the high-pressure financial world, Vicki is settling down to the rural life in bucolic, Prince Edward County, Ontario where she rarely wears a watch.