It Begins In Betrayal (A Lane Winslow popular Mystery, popular 4) outlet sale

It Begins In Betrayal (A Lane Winslow popular Mystery, popular 4) outlet sale

It Begins In Betrayal (A Lane Winslow popular Mystery, popular 4) outlet sale

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The fourth book in the Lane Winslow post-war mystery series, which Kirkus Reviews calls "relentlessly exciting.”

Summer descends over the picturesque King’s Cove as Darling and Lane’s mutual affection blossoms, but their respite from solving crime is cut short when a British government official arrives in Nelson to compel Darling to return to England for questioning about the death of a rear gunner under his command in 1943.

In Darling’s absence, Ames oversees the investigation into the suspicious death of a local elderly woman and uncovers a painful betrayal inflicted forty years earlier. Meanwhile, Lane follows Darling to London, where he is charged with murder and faces hanging. While desperately seeking answers, Lane is presented with a desperate proposal that could save the man she loves, but only if she returns to the very life she sought to leave behind.

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It Begins in Betrayal (#4)

“A tale of two murders. . . . relentlessly exciting from start to finish.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A wonderfully complex plot with threads that eventually resolve most satisfactorily. The post-war time period is particularly interesting and well captured.” —Maureen Jennings, author of the Murdoch Mysteries series

“Action-packed and emotionally charged from the prologue to the climax . . . it just doesn''t get much better than this.” —Don Graves, Canadian Mystery Reviews

"I am in love. . . . Brilliant! Absolutely in the spirit of Dorothy Sayers’ Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey mysteries, but smart and fresh in its own right. For lovers of cozy mysteries and British police procedurals―there’s even a murder investigation in which evidence includes fragments of a broken tea set―this title will not disappoint. . . . The writing was wonderful, the plotting rock solid." ―Kerry Clare, author of Mitzi Bytes

“If you’re after historical crime with a strong backbone but also an air of genteel cosiness about it, then the Lane Winslow series by Iona Whishaw is just right for you.” ―Crime Fiction Lover

"Whishaw’s ability to intertwine two complex plot lines is admirable, as is her skill at imbuing even minor characters with well-drawn backstories. She excels at period details . . . it’s a talented writer who can package all this together and nicely tie up every detail as well." ―Historical Novel Society

Praise for the Lane Winslow Mysteries

A Match Made for Murder (#7) is winner of the 2021 Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award

"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

"Whishaw deftly intertwines plot and psychology, giving readers insight not only into Lane''s crime-solving strategies, but the perspectives and lives of her neighbors. The series also follows Lane''s inner journey, from complicated family history to postwar trauma to the beginning of new love. Well plotted and laced with dry wit, Lane''s adventures are entirely satisfying summer reading." —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

“Iona Whishaw’s writing is worthy of taking its place alongside the works of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers. . . deftly crafted and briskly paced.” ―Fiona Valpy, author of The Dressmaker’s Gift

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

“I absolutely love the modern sensibility of these novels, of their feminism, sense of justice, their anti-racism, their progressiveness, which somehow never seems out of place in a tiny BC hamlet in 1948. . . But it’s never preachy or pedantic, and Whishaw continues to use her murder mysteries to explore the limitations on women’s lives and freedom that were contemporary to the period, and which are not yet so far away in the rear view mirror.” ―Kerry Clare, author of Mitzi Bytes and Waiting for a Star to Fall

"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

About the Author

Iona Whishaw is a former educator and social worker whose mother and grandfather both worked as wartime spies. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband. Find out more at ionawhishaw.com.

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voraciousreader1
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
this one has excellent characterization (looking for a strong
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2018
Another winner from Iona Whishaw. This is the fifth in the Lane Winslow series. This time we''re venturing farther afield from Kings Cove, BC; this book is largely set in postwar Britain as Lane tries to unravel a mystery that involves Inspector Darling. As with the... See more
Another winner from Iona Whishaw. This is the fifth in the Lane Winslow series. This time we''re venturing farther afield from Kings Cove, BC; this book is largely set in postwar Britain as Lane tries to unravel a mystery that involves Inspector Darling. As with the previous four books, this one has excellent characterization (looking for a strong, independent, female protagonist? Lane Winslow is that woman), very good pacing, and a strong resolution to the mystery. Recommended.
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DHackney
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I love the Lane Winslow series!
Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2020
This series is a pleasure to read. Set in Canada following WWII, Lane Winslow is trying to live a quiet life. She is surrounded by an interesting community and new found love. Hardship hits this new relationship when her new love Inspector Darling has to go to England as... See more
This series is a pleasure to read. Set in Canada following WWII, Lane Winslow is trying to live a quiet life. She is surrounded by an interesting community and new found love. Hardship hits this new relationship when her new love Inspector Darling has to go to England as accused of a crime during the war. Lane follows to London and undertakes to prove him innocent.

Excellent mystery and adventure. Can''t wait for more on this series.
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Whishaw''s writing hooked me from the beginning and led me through one of the best mysteries I''ve read this year!!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2018
I''ve already ordered the other books in the series or put them on my wishlist. Few mysteries hold my interest when there are as many changes in voice as Whishaw includes, but that''s part of her mastery of her craft. I like Darling very much, but Lane Winslow is my favorite... See more
I''ve already ordered the other books in the series or put them on my wishlist. Few mysteries hold my interest when there are as many changes in voice as Whishaw includes, but that''s part of her mastery of her craft. I like Darling very much, but Lane Winslow is my favorite kind of woman -smart, courageous and indomitable!! Thanks to Touchwood Editions and NetGalley for allowing to read this excellent mystery in return for an honest review!!
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COH
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Excellent outing
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2020
After a disappointing third outing this series has rebounded with all its strengths: appealing characters, great descriptive details, a taut plot and excellent writing. Great series!
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nwraingirl
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I have enjoyed the whole series starting with A Killer in King''s Cove
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2020
A young ex-intelligence agent moves to rural British Columbia looking for a quiet life following WWII, but is soon embroiled in decidedly unquiet events as the past comes haunting Lane Winslow and her neighbors in King''s Cove. As the plot develops, the backstory of the... See more
A young ex-intelligence agent moves to rural British Columbia looking for a quiet life following WWII, but is soon embroiled in decidedly unquiet events as the past comes haunting Lane Winslow and her neighbors in King''s Cove. As the plot develops, the backstory of the people & places reveals the source of the mystery and finally, the surprising, often poignant conclusion.
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Hannah Lee
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My latest binge series
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2019
If Lane Winslow has a single flaw - which is doubtful - it is that she is perfect in every way. Aside from that, I am loving this well-plotted series full of engaging characters, great settings, and rich historical flavor.
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Sue P
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Great Series
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2020
I was introduced to this author and this series by a locally owned bookstore. I find it extremely well written and clever. Currently reading the third book in the series.
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Lorrie Matthews
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A mystery series worth seeking out
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2021
This entire series is so worth reading!!
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Jane Tims
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A couple of great twists
Reviewed in Canada on August 6, 2019
Another great mystery in the series. Too much moving around the world to engage me fully but all the elements are there: a murder to solve, great character interactions and, of course, a love story. Looking forward to the next in the series.
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Bon
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Good reading.
Reviewed in Canada on December 3, 2020
This is the 4th book I have purchased by the author. They are all enjoyable reads. It is a great way to relax and learn about the characters in her series, set in British Columbia, Canada, just after WW 2.
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Nazard
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Involving
Reviewed in Canada on November 5, 2018
Couldn’t put the book down Makes me think of a modern Agatha Christie: gentle but with ongoing momentum It has a literary standard which is not mannered and so it provides an engaging read
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MBM
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Excellent whodunit
Reviewed in Canada on August 24, 2019
I really like all the books from this author. Best read in order, of course.
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Judith Limkilde
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What we will do for love
Reviewed in Canada on February 6, 2021
I enjoyed the book and the intrigue of British intelligence but missed the Canadian context and characters
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It Begins In Betrayal (A Lane Winslow popular Mystery, popular 4) outlet sale

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