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Fiction International Mystery & Crime

Blood and Belonging

A Ray Robertson Mystery

by (author) Vicki Delany

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2017
Category
International Mystery & Crime, Crime, Police Procedural
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459812840
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459812864
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $7.99

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Description

RCMP Sergeant Ray Robertson is in the Turks and Caicos Islands, enjoying two weeks of leave from his job training police in Haiti with the UN. On an early-morning jog along famed Grace Bay Beach he discovers a dead man in the surf. Ray is shocked to recognize the body as that of one of his Haitian police recruits. To his wife's increasing dismay, Ray is compelled to follow the dead man's trail and finds himself plunged into the world of human trafficking and the problems of a tiny country struggling to cope with a desperate wave washing up on its shores.
This timely story is the third in the Sergeant Ray Robertson series.

About the author

Vicki Delany began her writing career as a Sunday writer: a single mother of three high-spirited daughters with a full-time job as a computer programmer. The years passed, as they tend to do, and the three daughters, somewhat hesitantly, flew the coop, leaving Vicki more time to devote to her writing. She was able to write three novels of suspense, set in Ontario, two of which, Scare the Light Away and Burden of Memory, were published to critical acclaim by Poisoned Pen Press of Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2007, In the Shadow of the Glacier, the first book in a police procedural series set in the British Columbia Interior was published. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Vicki was raised mostly in Ontario. Vicki majored in modern history at Carleton, her interest more in the lives of ordinary women and men and the circumstances of their times than ‘big men’ and their wars. It was on a canoeing trip in Algonquin Park that Vicki, realizing that she was doing for fun what people in the past would have considered a hardship, told her trip mates stories about the incredible difficulties people endured in their attempts to get to the Klondike in search of gold, and the idea for a series of Klondike Gold Rush mysteries was set.

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Editorial Reviews

"A good read. Truly page-turning and suspenseful. Highly Recommended."

CM Magazine

"It's short...and is intended to be read in one sitting...This is not to say, Delaney's writing is simple. To unpack a murder investigation in just over one hundred pages takes skill and precision. Every word counts, yet her description place us in the centre of the action...I can recommend this series for teens, especially ESL students and those with learning difficulties...In the merging of history, social justice, and contemporary characters, Rapid Reads offers accessible quality literature."

Ottawa Review of Books

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