Blood and Belonging: A Ray Robertson Mystery
by Vicki Delany
RCMP Sergeant Ray Robertson is in the Turks and Caicos Islands, enjoying two weeks of leave from his job training police in Haiti with the UN. On an early-morning jog along famed Grace Bay Beach he discovers a dead man in the surf. Ray is shocked to recognize the body as that of one of his Haitian police recruits. To his wife's increasing dismay, Ray is compelled to follow the dead man's trail and finds himself plunged into the world of human trafficking and the problems of a tiny country struggling to cope with a desperate wave washing up on its shores.
This timely story is the third in the Sergeant Ray Robertson series.
Reading Level: 2.5
Pub Date: April 11, 2017
- About the author
Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than twenty-five books: clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. She currently writes the Lighthouse Library cozy series (under the pen name of Eva Gates) and the Year Round Christmas Mysteries, both for Penguin Random House. Her latest novel is Elementary, She Read, the first in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series from Crooked Lane.
Vicki is the past president of the Crime Writers of Canada. Her work has been nominated for the Derringer, the Bony Blithe, the Ontario Library Association Golden Oak, and the Arthur Ellis Awards. Please visit www.vickidelany.com.
Vicki has written a number of books for the Rapid Reads series. The first, A Winter Kill, features rookie constable Nicole Patterson. Juba Good, Haitian Graves and Blood and Belonging are the first three books in the Ray Robertson mystery series. In Fall 2017, Vicki's new series, featuring paramedic Ashley Grant, launches with White Sand Blues.
Ottawa Review of Books—June 7, 2017
"It's short...and is intended to be read in one sitting...This is not to say Delany's writing is simple. To unpack a murder investigation in just over one hundred pages takes skill and precision. Every word counts, yet her description places us in the centre of the action...In the merging of history, social justice, and contemporary characters, Rapid Reads offers accessible quality literature."
Crimespree Magazine—April 3, 2017
"Murder in Haiti as RCMP and UN agent Ray Robertson tries to take a vacation...Good fun in a great locale."
CM Magazine—February 10, 2017
"A good read. Truly page-turning and suspenseful. Highly recommended."