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Fiction Women Sleuths

White Sand Blues

An Ashley Grant Mystery

by (author) Vicki Delany

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2017
Category
Women Sleuths, Crime, Amateur Sleuth
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459815353
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459815377
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $12.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781459819238
    Publish Date
    Jan 2018
    List Price
    $9.99

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Description

When paramedic Ashley Grant finds her boyfriend in bed with another woman, she moves out of her house (okay, his house), quits her job and takes a new one in a tiny Caribbean country, the Victoria and Albert Islands. Ashley is thrown into the deep end when she arrives. Her new colleague picks her up at the airport in the island's only ambulance, which is called to the discovery of a body floating off the beach at the exclusive Club Louisa.
The body is that of a man vacationing with his daughter and glamorous new wife. Coincidentally, Sally, the daughter of the dead man, recognizes Ashley from high school. She is convinced that her stepmother killed her father and begs Ashley to help her prove it. Before she can even unpack her bags or enjoy the view from her ocean-side apartment, Ashley is unwittingly dragged into a murder investigation.
First in a new series from award-winning author Vicki Delany.

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

"Fast paced and engaging…This action-packed mystery would make a good choice for teens who read below grade level or anyone else looking for a satisfying but quick mystery to read."

CM Magazine

"Crime writer Vicki Delany has served up yet another entertaining standalone in White Sand Blues…This one does not disappoint…A good choice, then, for that post-Christmas flight to warmer climes. "

Jim Napier, Reviewing the Evidence blog

"Delany has a variety of series to her credit…and with this concise, easily comprehended mystery she launches a new line featuring paramedic Ashley Grant…Delany makes excellent use of this highly accessible narrative style, keeping her language simple while unspooling an intriguingly tangled plot."

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