Vicki Delany

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

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.

Awards and Nominations
2015 Arthur Ellis Award nominee
2013 Arthur Ellis Award nominee
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Blood and Belonging Blood and Belonging: A Ray Robertson Mystery
Reading Level: 2.5
Pub Date: April 11, 2017
Price: $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, RCMP Sergeant Ray Robertson is on holidays in Turks and Caicos when he discovers the body of a man on the beach.

Paperback: 9781459812840 $9.95

Blue Water Hues Blue Water Hues: An Ashley Grant Mystery
Reading Level: 3.6
Pub Date: August 28, 2018
Price: $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, paramedic Ashley Grant becomes embroiled in a murder investigation soon after being called to a fire at a beach resort.

Paperback: 9781459818019 $9.95

Haitian Graves Haitian Graves: A Ray Robertson Mystery
Reading Level: 3.0
Pub Date: August 25, 2015
Price: $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, RCMP sergeant Ray Robertson is working with the United Nations in Haiti when he’s called to investigate the death of a Haitian woman.

Paperback: 9781459808980 $9.95

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Juba Good Juba Good
Reading Level: 3.0
Pub Date: April 1, 2014
Price: $9.95
RCMP Sergeant Ray Robertson, nearing the end of his year-long UN mission in Juba, South Sudan, struggles to find a serial killer who is attacking young women.

Paperback: 9781459804906 $9.95

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White Sand Blues White Sand Blues
Reading Level: 3.0
Pub Date: October 31, 2017
Price: $9.95
Paramedic Ashley Grant finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation while in the Victoria and ALbert Islands in this work of crime fiction.

Paperback: 9781459815353 $9.95

A Winter Kill A Winter Kill
Reading Level: 2.8
Pub Date: April 1, 2012
Price: $9.95
When rookie police constable Nicole Patterson discovers a body on the edge of town, she's drawn into a murder investigation that's well beyond her experience and expertise.

Paperback: 9781554699568 $9.95

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