In the Shadow of the Glacier

In the Shadow of the Glacier

eBook - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
The close-knit inhabitants of the peaceful mountain town of Trafalgar, British Columbia, find themselves at odds amongst themselves when a former American draft dodger leaves land and money to the town in exchange for a promise to build a garden honoring draft dodgers, a conflict that leads to murder when a leading garden opponent turns up dead.

Poisoned Pen Press
Trouble is brewing in the small, bucolic mountain town of Trafalgar, British Columbia. An American who came to Trafalgar as a Vietnam War draft dodger has left land and money to the town. But there’s a catch. The money must be used to build a garden to honor draft dodgers. This bequest has torn the close-knit, peaceful town apart. Then the body of a leading garden opponent is found in an alley, dead from a single blow to the head.Constable Molly Smith is assigned to assist veteran Detective Sergeant John Winters in the investigation. But Winters doesn’t want the help of the enthusiastic rookie and suspects that he’s been assigned Smith for political reasons: her mother, a life-long activist, is the leader of the group arguing for the park. Egged on by a muck-raking TV personality, outside agitators from both sides are soon streaming into Trafalgar. In the meantime, Smith and Winters search through small-town secrets for a killer.

Ingram Publishing Services
Trouble is brewing in the small, bucolic mountain town of Trafalgar, British Columbia. An American who came to Trafalgar as a Vietnam War draft dodger has left land and money to the town. But theres a catch. The money must be used to build a garden to honor draft dodgers.


Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ :, Poisoned Pen Press,, 2007
ISBN: 9781615950430
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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rb3221
Jul 03, 2017

The novel features an interesting cast of characters, especially Molly the new cop, her hippie parents and Detective Sergeant John Winters. Molly seems to be somewhat naive and have little sense yet she does continue on despite her misgivings and on-the-job learning problems. It will be nice to see how her character will develop in the next novel.
A good debut for Delany but it certainly isn't Louise Penny, another Canadian author.

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sandra80
May 10, 2017

Really liked this book and am looking forward to reading more of this series. It is unfortunate that the library doesn't have the second book available.

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thebritlass
Jan 23, 2016

One of the few series set in Canada, this is no cozy mystery. The people and events in this fictitious BC town are realistic, and evoke enough interest to make you put the next book in the series on hold immediately.

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peggy_15
Dec 07, 2014

If I had read this book first I would not have continued with the series. However, having read a later book and then this one, I am happily working my way through the series. Just started a third book.

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Dragoslava
Jul 24, 2013

Disappointing ... It's hard to care who murdered a person when the deceased is so unlikeable, and I found the writing stilted.

samdog123 Jul 03, 2008

Good first mystery from this author...a Canadian mystery author and a very enjoyable read.

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