Afghani flight to freedom

Shahnaz Qayumi (left) writes about the aftermath of the Russian withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989 and details life under Taliban rule for young readers in her latest novel.FULL STORY


Dark in them thar hills

December 05th, 2017

Nelson-based R. M. (Rachel) Greenaway’s first novel Cold Girl (Dundurn 2016) won the Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel was the first in the B.C. Blues Crime series featuring RCMP investigator David Leith and his team. The story begins with the vanishing of a young rockabilly singer named Kiera in northern B.C. In Greenaway’s foreword she says the story is told from the perspectives of Leith and his temporary constable Dion. The police set up shop in the small police detachment in New Hazelton and live across the street in the Super 8 Motel. The second book in the series Undertow (Dundurn 2017) brought detectives Leith and Dion together in Vancouver as they sought to solve the murders of a mother, father, and baby. In the forthcoming book three of Greenaway’s B.C. Blues Crime series, Creep (Dundurn 2018 / 17.95),  the two investigators in North Vancouver are mystified by a mauled body on the North Mountains–and a small boy is attacked and bitten by a man in wolf form. Constable David Leith follows procedures while out-of-the-loop and rebellious Constable Cal Dion asks an attractive witness out on a date… It’s dark in them thar hills. 978-1-45973559-0

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