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Saturday, April 4, 2015

A Cold White Sun by Vicki Delany

A Cold White Sun is the 6th book in Vicki Delany's mystery series set in Trafalgar, British Columbia.  Such a gorgeous setting.  I listened to this book that is read by Carrington MacDuffie.  She does a good job with the narration.  But that setting - wow.  I really need to visit British Columbia.  I love mountains.

It's Spring Break time, late March, in Trafalgar and so the tourists are everywhere.  Molly Smith, Constable with the Trafalgar Police Department, doesn't mind the tourists, but she knows that her job will be busy for the foreseeable future because of them.  The week begins with a murder.  A high school English teacher, Cathy Lindsay, is out walking her dog on a forest trail when she is shot in the back and killed.  The leads are few.  Detective Sergeant John Winters is on the case and he needs Molly's help to make inquiries among the victim's family, friends and co-workers.

Trafalgar is a small town that depends on skiers and hikers for their revenue stream.  Nice teachers just don't get shot here, especially by sniper rifles.  Was Cathy Lindsay the intended victim?  Her husband is hiding a few things; her son has been in trouble; there's a co-worker who may or may not have had a relationship with Mrs. Lindsay; and not all her students were fans of hers.  Winters and Smith have a lot to sort through.

Meanwhile, the ongoing story concerning Molly's mother, Lucky, and her potential relationship with Molly's boss, Paul Keller, continues.  Also, John Winter's wife, Eliza, has a new employee at her art gallery that seems a little odd and perhaps unstable.  And Molly herself is still a bit unsure about her feelings for RCMP Officer Adam Tocek.  Trafalgar is a small town, but there are some big stories brewing.  And even though it's Spring Break, the snow and ice are unrelenting.

I've liked this series so much.  Through it, we've seen Molly grow into her position as a police officer.  She's maturing in her ability to handle herself and has several opportunities to show that in this book.  I have one more book to read before I am caught up.  I'll be getting to it soon - Under Cold Stone.  Can't wait!

24 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this one and all that I've read in this series. Great characters!

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    1. I do love the characters. Glad you've enjoyed it too.

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  2. This sounds like one, which should be begun, with the first book.

    I'd really like to listen to a book, some time. Guess what happens to both of us here, when we listen to a book? Yeah, we fall asleep. -chuckle-

    Soooo, we need to do it, when in an upright position. ,-)

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Tessa

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    1. Yes, I would begin the first one - In the Shadow of the Glacier. Forgot to list that.

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  3. That's a great setting, with the mountains and all. Most of all, the plot sounds intriguing too. Will have to check out this series.

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    1. I love it and all the descriptions.

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  4. I have the first in the series on my kindle for over a year, yet never started it. Now I am eager to get to it. I love settings that aren't common in my current reading, and she sounds like a good main character who shows growth throughout. Thanks!

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    1. I'm very partial to vivid settings as well and this series definitely has that. Hope you enjoy it!

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  5. This sounds like ANOTHER series I need to try. *Sigh* My grandparents lived in B.C. for a number of years. Just over the border, but still, it was fun to see a little bit of that province.

    BTW: I'm in the middle of THE CROSSING PLACES and am really enjoying it. I already put the next two books in the series on hold at the library. I'm excited to see where it goes. Thanks again for recommending it!

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    1. Yay! So glad you are trying it and enjoying it. I think that Ruth Galloway is a character that speaks to many. And how fun that your grandparents lived in that beautiful place. Well, if you get time, you might try this series. ;-)

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  6. I have only read the first book in this series but do want to continue it.

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    1. I really enjoy it and there are so very many books that one couldn't get caught up. :-)

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  7. I definitely want to get back to this series now!

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  8. That sounds like a series I would love too.

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    1. It's a fun one and those mountains. :-)

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  9. I'm missing those mountains already! I really need to start this series.

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  10. The setting sounds absolutely wonderful. I really need to check out this series!

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  11. Another series to try! My grandparents lived in Vancouver and I've been there, but it's been many years. Victoria is also lovely, but no mountains like the mainland.

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    1. Yes, Vancouver and Victoria appear in the series very occasionally. Mostly just talked about.

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  12. I read a book in this series last year and really enjoyed it but have kind of forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder! The premise for this one really interests me and if I remember correctly I had no trouble jumping in mid series with the previous book. Adding this to my TBR. You've been a terrible influence lately! :)

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    1. Sorry about being a bad influence! ;-)

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