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When Blood Lies
by Linda L. Richards

Vancouver Post gossip columnist Nicole Charles is only slightly put out when she discovers she's been downsized. She figures she's lucky to still have a job. It just means she needs to get a desk so she can work out of her apartment. But the desk she buys at auction proves to have more history than she'd anticipated, and the cache she finds in a secret compartment in that desk has links to a money-laundering ring, and an old school-mate. Will this be the story that lands Nicole a job on the news desk? Even while she struggles to solve the case, she wonders if she'll ever get the recognition she figures she deserves.

When Blood Lies is the second novel in a series of mysteries featuring rookie reporter Nicole Charles.

Reading Level: 4.2
ISBN: 9781459808379
Pub Date: April 5, 2016
Price: $9.95
2017 Arthur Ellis Award for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing—Best Novella, short-listed

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About the author

Linda L. Richards is a journalist and award-winning author. She is the founding editor of January Magazine, one of the Web’s most respected voices about books. She is also the author of six novels and several works of nonfiction and is on the faculty of the Simon Fraser University Summer Publishing Workshops. In 2010, Richards’ novel Death Was in the Picture won the Panik Award for Best Los Angeles- Based Noir. Linda can be found at and @lindalrichards.


CM Magazine—March 18, 2016
"A fast paced crime novel, complete with surprising twists...When Blood Lies hits the mark...Highly Recommended."

Ottawa Review of Books—February 1, 2016
"A fast-paced and entertaining tale with a twist near the end...When Blood Lies will not disappoint."


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