A Killer in King's Cove (Lane Winslow Mystery #1) (Paperback)

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It's post WWII and ex-intelligence officer Lane Winslow has left London for greener pastures. She  settles in King's Cove, a small village in the heart of British Columbia, Canada. But, her idyllic existence is soon shattered when a murdered man is discovered on Lane's property; local Police Inspector Darling and his sidekick Sergeant Ames are tasked with solving the crime. Winslow and the close knit cast of characters give this "first" in the series the feel of a Maisie Dobbs.  I think it's destined to be a favorite here at MBTB.

— Brenda

It's post WWII and ex-intelligence officer Lane Winslow has left London for greener pastures. She settles in King's Cove, a small village in the heart of British Columbia, Canada.  But, her idyllic existence is soon shattered when a murdered man is discovered on Lane's property; local Police Inspector Darling and his sidekick Sergeant Ames are tasked with solving the crime.

Winslow and the close knit cast of characters give this "first" in the series the feel of a Maisie Dobbs.  I think it's destined to be a favorite here at MBTB. - Brenda

— From Brenda's Staff Picks

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It is 1946, and war-weary young ex-intelligence officer Lane Winslow leaves London to look for a fresh start. When she finds herself happily settled in King's Cove, a sleepy hamlet nestled in the idyllic interior of British Columbia surrounded by a suitably eclectic cast of small-town characters she feels like she may finally be able to put her past to rest.

But then a body is discovered, the victim of murder, and although she works alongside the town's inspectors Darling and Ames to discover who might possibly have motivation to kill, she casts doubt on herself. As the investigation reveals facts that she has desperately tried to keep a secret, it threatens to pull her into a vortex of even greater losses than the ones she has already endured.

A clever postwar mystery that will appeal to fan of historical mysteries with women sleuths like the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear or the Bess Crawford series by Charles Todd.

About the Author


Iona Whishaw is a former educator and social worker whose mother and grandfather both worked as spies in wars. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781771511988
ISBN-10: 1771511982
Publisher: Touchwood Editions
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: Lane Winslow Mystery