Iona Whishaw

Iona Whishaw will sign and discuss A Deceptive Devotion (Touchwood Editions; $14.95).

Iona Whishaw was born in British Columbia. After living her early years in the Kootenays, she spent her formative years living and learning in Mexico, Nicaragua, and the US. She travelled extensively for pleasure and education before settling in the Vancouver area. Throughout her roles as youth worker, social worker, teacher, and award-winning high school principal, her love of writing remained consistent, and compelled her to obtain her master’s in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. Iona has published short fiction, poetry, poetry translation, and one children’s book, Henry and the Cow Problem. A Killer in King’s Cove was her first adult novel. Her heroine, Lane Winslow, was inspired by Iona’s mother who, like her father before her, was a wartime spy. Visit ionawhishaw.com to find out more.

Event date: 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
A Deceptive Devotion (Lane Winslow Mystery #6) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781771513005
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Published: Touchwood Editions - April 23rd, 2019

Wedding bells, a grisly murder, and a defecting Russian spy bring drama to King's Cove in the newest Lane Winslow mystery, a post-war mystery series that the Kirkus Reviews calls "riveting."


A Sorrowful Sanctuary (Lane Winslow Mystery #5) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781771512893
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Published: Touchwood Editions - September 25th, 2018

In the fifth book of this post-war mystery series that Kirkus Reviews calls "riveting," Lane Winslow investigates the murder of an unidentified man she found adrift in a boat near King's Cove.


It Begins in Betrayal (Lane Winslow Mystery #4) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781771512619
Availability: Special Order
Published: Touchwood Editions - May 1st, 2018

The fourth book in the Lane Winslow post-war mystery series, which Kirkus Reviews calls "relentlessly exciting."


An Old, Cold Grave (Lane Winslow Mystery #3) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781771512404
Availability: Able to Backorder
Published: Touchwood Editions - October 17th, 2017

The third book in the popular Lane Winslow mystery series by an author the Globe and Mail has called a "writer to watch."


Death in a Darkening Mist (Lane Winslow Mystery #2) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781771511711
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Published: Touchwood Editions - June 13th, 2017

On a snowy day in December 1946, Lane Winslow--a former British intelligence agent who's escaped to the rural Canadian community of King's Cove in pursuit of a tranquil life--is introduced to the local hot springs. While there, she is astonished to overhear nearby patrons speaking Russian.


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A Killer in King's Cove (Lane Winslow Mystery #1) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781771511988
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Published: Touchwood Editions - October 4th, 2016

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.