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A Sorrowful Sanctuary: A Lane Winslow Mystery Kindle Edition
A Sorrowful Sanctuary (#5)
"An excellent mystery complemented by an appealingly down-to-earth look at life in postwar Western Canada." --Kirkus Reviews
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
"Engrossing and deftly plotted, the latest Lane Winslow Mystery is sure to enthral 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
"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
An enthralling mystery. The plot intrigues and resonates, sadly, with current events, while the deepening relationships and evolving characters of all the main players add to the appeal of this book . . . Recommended. --Historical Novel Society
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
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
"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--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
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.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07BZZCTFV
- Publisher : TouchWood Editions (25 September 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 1018 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 301 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 467,703 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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They are easy to read and do not contain a lot of graphic violence.