In the Shadow of the Glacier introduces a new traditional mystery series set in a bucolic mountain town in British Columbia and featuring young constable Molly Smith. Trouble is brewing in the small town of Trafalgar. Constable Smith nearly stumbles over a body, the victim of a murder. The deceased was a highly unpopular newcomer who had big plans for developing a luxury resort outside of town. Smith throws herself into solving the case, in part to build her career on the force and to win the approval of her parents. She is also hoping to impress her new supervisor, Sergeant John Winters, newly arrived from the city of Vancouver, who has brought along his own set of personal problems.
©2007 Vicki Delany; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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"[An] intriguing series opener....Delany carefully sets up the conflicts, resolving most but not all in anticipation of the next assignment, and begins what looks to be some extensive character development." (Publishers Weekly)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Sara on 25-01-15

Quirky Start To A Mystery Series

The story for this first book in a new to me mystery series was good. I really liked the strong sense of place Delany created depicting British Columbia and the small town setting of the book. The characters were unusual and held my interest. I wouldn't call it actually charming, but it was a good start.

The problem for me was with the narration. It almost ruined the book. The whiny ten year old child's high pitched voice used for almost all of the female characters was just one half step away from terrible. A waste because I will probably pass on the rest of the series. I would suggest a serious listen to the sample before buying the book.

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1 out of 5 stars
By CoquinaBlue on 26-12-07

Left in the cold

I am an avid reader/listener but have never written a review until now. This book was so unfortunate it required comment. The writer shows some promise but has no life experience or perhaps has just not done her homework. The characters aren't charmingly odd but rather flat and predictable. The main character is too foolish to be taken seriously as a police officer. She comes off as something of an idiot rather than the disarmingly naive new constable the writer is attempting to portray.

Quite often a good narrator can elevate a story but in this case the reader/narrator has selected a tone and cadence for the female characters that makes them sound as if they are 10 years old and not particularly bright. I usually enjoy a good village mystery with quirky characters but this one left me cold.

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