"A breath of fresh air from north of the border...a richly textured and highly satisfying read."
"Leisurely puzzles steeped in family dynamics and flavored with descriptions of beautiful scenery." -Booklist
Elaine Benson, a successful novelist who jettisoned her career over an unreliable screenwriter, is now divorced, broke, and has come to a primitive, untamed northern forest on Lake Muskoka to interview for a job. Elderly Miss Moira Madison of the fabulously rich Canadian Madisons wishes to write her memoirs. Miss Madison wants to leave a record of her life, especially of her years with the Canadian Army Nursing Sisters of World War II. Her service in the British and then European theater was filled with triumphs and bitter losses that forever shaped her life. Settling into the family cottage and what remains of a lifestyle long gone, Elaine rediscovers her love of researching the past. But then she discovers the first writer Miss Madison hired had drowned in the Lake. And now her own project stirs someone to murder....
A former systems analyst in the high-pressure financial world, Vicki Delany is settling down to life in bucolic Prince Edward County, Ontario, where she rarely wears a watch. As well as writing novels of modern psychological suspense, Vicki is the author of the Constable Molly Smith traditional village mystery series, recently optioned for Canadian television.