In the Shadow of the Glacier

Vicki Delany

Carrington MacDuffie (Narrator)

10-01-07

9hrs 52min

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Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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10-01-07

9hrs 52min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“[An] intriguing series opener…Delany carefully sets up the conflicts, resolving most but not all in anticipation of the next assignment, and begins what looks to be some extensive character development for the otherwise archetypal Winters and Smith.” Publishers Weekly

In the Shadow of the Glacier introduces a new traditional mystery series set in a bucolic mountain town in British Columbia and featuring young constable Molly Smith.

Trouble is brewing in the small town of Trafalgar. Constable Molly Smith almost literally stumbles over a body, the victim of a murder. The deceased was a highly unpopular newcomer who had big plans for developing a luxury resort outside of town. However, those plans were in direct conflict with the wishes of a draft dodger from the Vietnam War who had bequeathed land and money to the town upon his death with one request: they were to be used in the construction of a garden honoring draft dodgers.

Smith throws herself into solving the case, in part to build her career on the force and to win the approval of her parents. She is also hoping to impress her new supervisor, Sergeant John Winters, newly arrived from the city of Vancouver, who has brought along his own set of personal problems.

Praise

“[An] intriguing series opener…Delany carefully sets up the conflicts, resolving most but not all in anticipation of the next assignment, and begins what looks to be some extensive character development for the otherwise archetypal Winters and Smith.” Publishers Weekly

“An unlikely police officer but a likable lead character, Molly shows her mettle in this initial offering in a promising series set in the Canadian wilderness.” Booklist

“An exciting series debut from Delaney…featuring complex characters with plenty of room to grow.” Kirkus Reviews

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Language English
Release Day Sep 30, 2007
Release Date October 1, 2007
Number in Series 1
Series Display String The Constable Molly Smith Series
Release Date Machine 1191196800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Women Sleuths
Author Bio
Vicki Delany

Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestselling author in the United States. She writes novels in four cozy mystery series: the Tea by the Sea mysteries, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series, the Year-Round Christmas mysteries and, as Eva Gates, the Lighthouse Library series. She is the recipient of the 2019 Derrick Murdoch Award for contributions to Canadian crime writing, and her work has been nominated for the Derringer, the Bony Blithe, the Ontario Library Association Golden Oak, and the Arthur Ellis awards. She is a past president of Crime Writers of Canada and a co-organizer of Women Killing It, a crime writing festival.

Narrator Bio
Carrington MacDuffie

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.

Overview

In the Shadow of the Glacier introduces a new traditional mystery series set in a bucolic mountain town in British Columbia and featuring young constable Molly Smith.

Trouble is brewing in the small town of Trafalgar. Constable Molly Smith almost literally stumbles over a body, the victim of a murder. The deceased was a highly unpopular newcomer who had big plans for developing a luxury resort outside of town. However, those plans were in direct conflict with the wishes of a draft dodger from the Vietnam War who had bequeathed land and money to the town upon his death with one request: they were to be used in the construction of a garden honoring draft dodgers.

Smith throws herself into solving the case, in part to build her career on the force and to win the approval of her parents. She is also hoping to impress her new supervisor, Sergeant John Winters, newly arrived from the city of Vancouver, who has brought along his own set of personal problems.

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