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Iona Whishaw Books In Order

Publication Order of Lane Winslow Mystery Books

Dead in the Winter (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Killer in King's Cove (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in a Darkening Mist (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Old, Cold Grave (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Before she became an author, Iona Wishaw served as an educator and a social worker. Iona Wishaw also served as a principal and during her time serving as a principal, she was given an award. Iona Wishaw attended UBC where she received her Master’s degree in Creative Arts. As an author, Iona Wishaw has published short stories, poetry translation, poetry and a children’s book titled Henry and the Cow Problem. Born in Kimberly BC, Iona Wishaw was raised up in some places including Central America, Mexico, and the United States mainly because her father worked as a geologist. Several years later, Iona Wishaw decided to take another degree in education and history from Antioch College and another degree from Simon Fraser University. Both her parents served as spies during the World Wars. Currently, Iona Wishaw lives with her husband in Vancouver, British Colombia.

During her free time, Iona Wishaw loves to paint, dance, attend to her garden and read. Currently, she also serves as a lead vocalist for one of the local dance bands in Vancouver, Balkan dance band. Iona Wishaw is married and is blessed with a son and two grandchildren.

Iona Wishaw Best Books

Death in a Darkening Mist

In Death in a Darkening Mist author, we meet again with Lane Winslow whom we had met in the first installment. Lane had initially worked for the British Secret Intelligence service. This time around, Lane Winslow finds herself at the center of another murder mystery, when she decides to visit one of the local hot springs just near her town with one of her local friends. Winslow is 26 years old. After retiring from the British Secret Service, she decided to settle in the King’s Cove. The main reason why she decided to settle in the King’s Cove is that she believed that the place was a small and quiet village free from all the drama of the major cities. However, in this second installment, the protagonist, Winslow is once again drawn back into the spy business. The man who has been killed is Russian. Because Lane Winslow can speak fluent Russian, she is asked to serve as the official translator for the local police, including a love interest, Inspector Darling.

The dead man is identified as one Victor Strelieff, who has been living with a pacifist community, the Doukhobors. As the investigation continues, it is identified that the man was shot using a rare gun, which was used during the resistance movement in the war. This, in turn, means that this was not an accident, and the man had been targeted. As expected, Winslow’s works move slowly from translation to sleuthing. Away from the killing, it is established that there was a person who was skimming money from various bank accounts in the small town. Set in the year 1946, the Death in a Darkening Mist combines both elements of a spy and cozy thriller, with a protagonist who is not only independent but tough as well. The romance between Inspector Darling and Winslow slowly plays out, and both these characters have their reasons for avoiding a romantic relationship. The locals are quirky and a great addition to the novel.

A Killer in King’s Cove

A Killer in King’s Cove is brilliant and enchanting post-war novel that will undoubtedly appeal to the lovers and fans of the Massie Dobbs book series by the well-established author, Jacqueline Winspear. The year is 1946, and the war-weary Lane Winslow, a former British Intelligence officer decides to leave London to look for a fresh start. As a result, she finds herself settled in a small peaceful town in British Colombia, where she is surrounded by an eclectic cast of small-town inhabitants. She finally feels that she is going to put her past to rest. However, when a dead body is found, she decides to look into the case on her own even though it is not her work. Ever since she had settled into the small town, Winslow had been working alongside Inspector Darling and Ames. This time around she decides to find out, who may have a motivation to kill. As the investigation continues, several facts that she has desperately been trying to keep a secret are revealed.

The facts, which are revealed, are threatening to pull her into a vortex, of greater loses and magnitude than the one that she has endured before. With that said, A Killer in King’s Cove is a clever post-war mystery novel that is going to appeal to mystery lovers throughout the world.

An Old, Cold Grave

An Old, Cold Grave is the third installment in the Lane Winslow book series. This installment is set in the year 1947and the ladies of the King’s Cove are busy taking care of their gardens and also sorting the jars of food that have been set aside for the winter. While they were cleaning through their caved in roof, the women discover that there was a small skeleton hand, which had been embedded. The women are scared and decide to contact one of the leading detectives in King’s Cove, Lane Winslow, a former British secret service agent. Once she is informed about the incidence, Lane Winslow decides to call Inspector Darling. It does not take long before the local police discover that there was a young boy, who had been secretly buried more than forty years ago. Thus, she is more than determined to establish the identity of the boy and why the body was not buried in the local cemetery.

With that said, An Old, Cold Grave is a brilliantly written novel that features an extremely strong female protagonist. The author, Iona Wishaw has done an excellent job of ensuring that the mystery is full of twists and turns that will ensure the reader is fully entertained. All the characters in an Old, Cold Grave have been fully developed. Author Iona Wishaw has managed to bring a rural town to life from the garden tea parties to the gossip central. Wishaw has given the protagonist Lane, a potential love interest, Inspector Darling. She has also created characters who are not only engaging but also quirky as well.

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