A Killer in King's Cove


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$16.95  $15.76
Touchwood Editions
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5.05 X 7.55 X 1.3 inches | 0.9 pounds

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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.


A Killer in King's Cove (#1)

"A good historical mystery with a cast of characters that will provide plot lines for the series to come. Iona Whishaw is a writer to watch." --Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail

"Exquisitely written, psychologically deft . . . If you miss Mary Stewart's sleuthing heroines, if you loved Broadchurch and its village of suspects, settle in, turn off the phone, and enjoy." --Linda Svendsen, author of Sussex Drive and Marine Life

"A debut mystery from an author destined for awards. A setting that is ripe for storytelling and a convincing gift for portraying the painful and challenging life for the survivors of the two world wars . . . Whishaw is an exciting addition to Canada's fine roster of mystery writers." --Don Graves, Canadian Mystery Reviews blog

"The writing . . . conjures up nicely the ambiance of a 1940s west Canadian locale and develops in depth both the characters and their interactions." --San Francisco Book Review

"A Killer in King's Cove is worth a look, especially as the author intends to reprise her lead character." --Seattle Book Review

"Iona Whishaw brings to life a rural country town from the 1940s . . . She's created an engaging, quirky cast of characters in the countryside who, some more reluctantly than others, welcome Lane into their circle. . . . Despite Lane's promise to Inspector Darling to not cause any more mayhem in town, we sort of hope she does!" --ReviewingtheEvidence.com

"A simply riveting read by a master of the genre, A Killer in King's Cove is especially recommended the personal reading lists of dedicated mystery buffs, as well as an enduringly popular acquisition choice for community library Mystery/Suspense collections." --Wisconsin Bookwatch

Praise for the Lane Winslow Mysteries

"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

"An engrossing tale of murder, Russian assassins, British spies and local Canadian constabulary" --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

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

"Most excellent . . . It's always a pleasure to return to King's Cove and be swept away by another Lane Winslow tale." --Kerry Clare, author of Mitzi Bytes

"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