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61 books of Vicki Delany

Elaine Benson, a successful novelist who jettisoned her career over an unreliable screenwriter, is now divorced, broke, and come to a "primitive, untamed northern forest" on Lake Muskoka to interview for a job. Elderly Miss Moira Madison of the fabulously rich Canadian Madisons wishes to write her memoirs. Miss Madison isn't interested in a bestseller. She wants to leave a record of her life, especially of her years with the Canadian Army Nursing Sisters of World War II. Her service in the British and then European theater was filled with triumphs and bitter losses and forever shaped her life. Can Elaine tell her story working with decades of old documents? Settling into the family "cottage" and what remains of a lifestyle long gone, Elaine rediscovers her love of researching the past. But somehow her project-­she soon discovers the first writer Miss Madison hired drowned in the Lake-­stirs someone to murder....

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Fifteen years ago a young girl by the name of Moonlight Smith went to her best friend Nicky Nowak's house for a sleepover. Moonlight joined the family for breakfast the following morning and was then picked up by her mother. Shortly after, Mr. Nowak went for a walk.­He was never seen again.­Autumn has arrived on the mountains above Trafalgar, B.­C., and the promise of winter is in the air. Constable Molly Smith is cuddled by the fireplace with Adam Tocek of the RCMP when Tocek and his dog Norman are called to a wilderness camping ground to join the search for a little boy who snuck away from his family looking for bears.­The child is found, dirty, terrified, weeping, but unharmed. Then the inquisitive Norman digs up something else: human bones.­The ID isn't positive, but it is enough to have Sergeant John Winters of the Trafalgar City Police pulling old boxes from the basement to re-­open the Brian Nowak investigation. He finds a family shattered beyond recognition by the...

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It s the spring of 1898, and thousands of people are flooding into the Yukon Territory in the pursuit of gold and the town of Dawson welcomes them all. The beautiful Fiona MacGillivray, owner of the Savoy dance hall, is happy to make as much money as possible, in as short a time as possible. When her twelve-­year-­old son Angus saves the life of a Native woman intent on suicide, he inadvertently sets off a chain of events that offers his mother s arch-­enemy the opportunity to destroy her dance hall. Meanwhile, an exotic cast of characters from the previous novel are busy with their own lives. All the while percentage girls and drunks, croupiers and gamblers, prostitutes and sourdoughs, and the infrequent respectable businessman walk, or fall, through the doors of the Savoy. Then a killer strikes and the Mounties are determined to get their man...­or woman.­From the Inside FlapIt's the spring of 1898 in the Yukon, and the beautiful Fiona MacGillivray, the owner of the Savoy dance . . .

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Recently widowed Rebecca McKenzie, a successful Vancouver businesswoman, returns to small-­town Hope River after an absence of 30 years to attend her mother's funeral. Estranged from her father and two older siblings, she's left a brutal childhood and a psychopathic grandfather behind. She expects her visit home to be short. But then she discovers the diaries written by her mother, a British war bride with a young baby who came to Canada to join a husband she scarcely knew. Rebecca finds her heart wrung by her mother's story. Meanwhile, a young girl has gone missing, and the suspicions of the townspeople fall on Rebecca's handsome, charming brother Jimmy. Before long, violence threatens and Rebecca must put aside some long-­held grievances to understand the crime. This debut novel will appeal to readers of Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs and of Pip Granger's Not All Tarts Are Apple and Trouble in Paradise, evoking admiration, respect, and sympathy for members of The Greatest . . .

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