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Practical Sins for Cold Climates
by Shelley Costa


Overview - "In this edgy first in a new cozy series from Costa, Val Cameron, a senior editor at a New York publishing company, travels to the tiny town of Wendaban, Ontario...A strong plot and engaging characters make for a well-crafted mystery, and Val's humorous attempts to cope with the wilderness do much to lighten the tension.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"In this edgy first in a new cozy series from Costa, Val Cameron, a senior editor at a New York publishing company, travels to the tiny town of Wendaban, Ontario...A strong plot and engaging characters make for a well-crafted mystery, and Val's humorous attempts to cope with the wilderness do much to lighten the tension. The core of the story is Val's discovery of her own self-worth." - Publishers Weekly "An engaging, deftly-plotted mystery with a smart, tough-minded heroine. Shelley Costa delivers a terrific series debut." - Daniel Stashower, Author of The Hour of Peril "Costa hits all the right notes-vulnerable but likable characters, a compelling plot, a clearly drawn setting, and a tangled web of past and present events." - Sheila Connolly, New York Times Bestselling Author of A Gala Event "Taut, well written and suspenseful, Practical Sins for Cold Climates draws readers into a community where the past haunts the present and residents' motives are buried deep...just like the truth." - Kylie Logan, Author of And Then There Were Nuns "What a terrific surprise Shelley Costa is a contender... a terrific book in which to bury oneself on a long, cold weekend. Not a bad beach read, either for that matter. Just buy it. Just read it." - Seattle Book Mama "Very well-written...this book reads as longer than typical cozies because it needs to, for honest character evolution. The mystery has a very satisfying conclusion...This is the first book I have read by Shelley Costa, and I am very impressed." - Librarian at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System "A brooding, atmospheric story, you can almost feel the weight of a blizzard bearing down. Highly recommended." - For the Love of Books When Val Cameron, a Senior Editor with a New York publishing company, is sent to the Canadian Northwoods to sign a reclusive bestselling author or risk losing her job, she is definitely out of her element. Val is certain she can convince Charles Cable, but first she has to find him. Aided by a float plane pilot whose wife was killed two years ago in a case gone cold, Val's hunt for the recluse becomes even more muddled. When all signs point to Cable as the killer, she must work to clear his name before the scandal sinks her career. Trapped in a wilderness lake community where livelihoods collide and a killer lurks, the prospect of running into a bear could be the least of Val's problems. Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), book club recommendations, amateur sleuth books. Books by Shelley Costa: PRACTICAL SINS FOR COLD CLIMATES A KILLER'S GUIDE TO GOOD WORKS (September 2016) Part of the Henery Press Mystery Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all... Author Bio: An Edgar nominee for Best Short Story, Shelley Costa is the author of You Cannoli Die Once (Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel) and Basil Instinct. Practical Sins For Cold Climates is the first book in her exciting new mystery series. Shelley's mystery stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Blood on Their Hands, The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, and Crimewave (UK). She teaches creative writing at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Visit her at www.shelleycosta.com."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781943390410
  • ISBN-10: 194339041X
  • Publisher: Henery Press
  • Publish Date: January 2016
  • Page Count: 282
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.59 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.72 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-11-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this edgy first in a new cozy series from Costa (You Cannoli Die Once), Val Cameron, a senior editor at a New York publishing company, travels to the tiny town of Wendaban, Ontario, at the behest of her boss to sign Charles Cable, a reclusive author, to a contract. Local pilot Wade Decker takes Val, who feels very much out of her Manhattan element, to meet Charles and shows her the area, telling her a little about the community. Her instincts tell her theres something suspicious about the death two years earlier of Wades wife, Leslie, and she begins to look into the connections with a summer camp and the man she came to see. A strong plot and engaging characters make for a well-crafted mystery, and Vals humorous attempts to cope with the wilderness do much to lighten the tension. The core of the story is Vals discovery of her own self-worth. Agent: John Talbot, Talbot Fortune Agency. (Jan.)

 
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