White Sand Blues
by Vicki Delany
When paramedic Ashley Grant finds her boyfriend in bed with another woman, she moves out of her house (okay, his house), quits her job and takes a new one in a tiny Caribbean country, the Victoria and Albert Islands. Ashley is thrown into the deep end when she arrives. Her new colleague picks her up at the airport in the island's only ambulance, which is called to the discovery of a body floating off the beach at the exclusive Club Louisa.
The body is that of a man vacationing with his daughter and glamorous new wife. Coincidentally, Sally, the daughter of the dead man, recognizes Ashley from high school. She is convinced that her stepmother killed her father and begs Ashley to help her prove it. Before she can even unpack her bags or enjoy the view from her ocean-side apartment, Ashley is unwittingly dragged into a murder investigation.
First in a new series from award-winning author Vicki Delany.
Reading Level: 3.0
Pub Date: October 31, 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.
Booklist—June 12, 2017
"Delany has a variety of series to her credit...and with this concise, easily comprehended mystery she launches a new line featuring paramedic Ashley Grant...Delany makes excellent use of this highly accessible narrative style, keeping her language simple while unspooling an intriguingly tangled plot."