A Deceptive Devotion by Iona WhishawA Deceptive Devotion by Iona Whishaw

A Deceptive Devotion

byIona Whishaw

Paperback | April 23, 2019

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Wedding bells, a grisly murder, and a defecting Russian spy bring drama to King's Cove in the newest Lane Winslow mystery, a series that the Globe and Mail calls "terrific."

A wedding is on the horizon for Lane Winslow and Inspector Darling. As one of the few Russian speakers in her community, Lane is obliged to act as translator and hostess for Countess Orlova, an elderly Russian woman who has tracked her missing brother to the Nelson area. Nelson PD investigates, but then the murder of a lone hunter in the hills above King's Cove takes top priority.

Darling works the case with a Constable Oxley-a newcomer to the area, assigned in Constable Ames' temporary absence-and a British agent contacts Lane to warn her to be on the lookout for a fleeing Russian defector. Bound by the Wartime Secrets Act, Lane is conflicted about keeping the information from Darling, especially when it begins to put a strain on their relationship.

Fans of Maisie Dobbs and the Kopp Sisters will delight in this rousing adventure of intrigue and espionage.

Iona Whishaw is a former educator and social worker whose mother and grandfather were both spies during their respective wars. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband. Visit her at ionawhishaw.com.
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Title:A Deceptive DevotionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:392 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.1 inShipping dimensions:7.5 × 5 × 0.1 inPublished:April 23, 2019Publisher:TouchWood EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771513004

ISBN - 13:9781771513005

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An outrageous tale In post-World War II British Columbia, former British agent Lane Winslow and Nelson, BC Police Inspector Fred Darling are planning their wedding when they become involved in a murder and a mystery. This murder involves intrigue as it turns out foreign agents were involved. An interesting and absorbing story.
Date published: 2019-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic as always! This is book 6 in the Lane Winslow cozy mystery series, and Kings Cove is once again host to a murder. Lane and Darling are trying to balance wedding planning with a criminal investigation, the resurgence of Lane’s British Intelligence secrets and a surprise Russian house guest. This latest story ties back to the previous books quite nicely, with the return of a few familiar faces. Like the other books, Whishaw’s character development is fantastic - they are all wonderfully real and complex. Lane and Darling’s banter is back full force - you can practically see the sparks come off the page. The path they follow is a bit bumpy, but the journey brings up some very thought provoking points about having secrets in a relationship and how marriage can change a person. It was a great touch - I love how these books balance the latest mystery with their ongoing relationship development. I would love to live in Kings Cove, even with the occasional murder! And I’m totally envious of Lane’s cottage - a bit odd I’ll admit, seeing as it doesn’t exist. Just consider it a testament to Whishaw’s world-building talent! This book feels like an ending. And it’s perfect if it is, but I’m really hoping there’s another book coming along. I’m not ready for Lane’s story to end!
Date published: 2019-04-24

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Wedding bells, a grisly murder, and a defecting Russian spy bring drama to King's Cove in the newest Lane Winslow mystery, a series that the Globe and Mail calls "terrific."A wedding is on the horizon for Lane Winslow and Inspector Darling. As one of the few Russian speakers in her community, Lane is obliged to act as translator and hostess for Countess Orlova, an elderly Russian woman who has tracked her missing brother to the Nelson area. Nelson PD investigates, but then the murder of a lone hunter in the hills above King's Cove takes top priority.Darling works the case with a Constable Oxley-a newcomer to the area, assigned in Constable Ames' temporary absence-and a British agent contacts Lane to warn her to be on the lookout for a fleeing Russian defector. Bound by the Wartime Secrets Act, Lane is conflicted about keeping the information from Darling, especially when it begins to put a strain on their relationship.Fans of Maisie Dobbs and the Kopp Sisters will delight in this rousing adventure of intrigue and espionage.