Posted on April 24th, 2013 by admin
My Rapid Reads novel, A WINTER KILL, has been shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for best novella. How exciting.
The competition is fierce, the shortlisted books are:
- Lou Allin, Contingency Plan, Orca Rapid Reads
- Vicki Delany, A Winter Kill, Orca Rapid Reads
- Barbara Fradkin, Evil behind that Door, Orca Rapid Reads
- Christopher G. Moore, “Reunion”, Phnom Penh Noir, Heaven Lake Press
Click here to learn more about A WINTER KILL.
Posted on July 31st, 2012 by admin
MORE THAN SORROW is also available in an audio version narrated by Carrington MacDuffe. Have a listen to the first chapter at YouTube here.
In A STARRED REVIEW Library Journal says: “In a change of pace from her Con. Molly Smith mysteries (Among the Departed), Delany has written a splendid Gothic thriller with a theme of strong women throughout history. Readers will be captivated by the haunted root cellar and how Delany contrasted one woman’s struggles in the past with the plight of contemporary refugees.”
New York Times Bestselling author Susanna Kearsley says, “This clever mystery mingles past and present in an atmosphere as chilling as the subtle roll of mist across a field.”
MORE THAN SORROW from Poisoned Pen Press
Once, Hannah Manning was an internationally-renowned journalist and war correspondent. Today, she’s a woman suffering from a traumatic brain injury. Unable to read, unable to concentrate, full of pain, lost and confused, haunted by her memories, Hannah goes to her sister’s small-scale vegetable farm in Prince Edward County, Ontario to recover.
As summer settles on the farm, she finds comfort in the soft rolling hills and neat fields as well as friendship in the company of Hila Popalzai, an Afghan woman also traumatized by war.
Unable to read the printed word, Hannah retreats into the attic and boxes of mouldy letters that have accumulated for more than two centuries. As she learns about the original settlers of this land, Loyalist refugees fleeing the United States in 1784, she is increasingly drawn to the space beneath the old house. More than carrots and potatoes, soups and jams, are down in the dark damp root cellar.
Hannah experiences visions of a woman, emerging from the icy cold mist. Is the woman real? Or the product of a severely damaged brain?
Which would be worse?
Then Hila disappears. When Hannah cannot account for her time, not even to herself, old enemies begin to circle.
In this modern Gothic novel of heart-wrenching suspense, past and present merge into a terrifying threat to the only thing Hannah still holds dear – her ten-year-old niece, Lily.
Now available from your favourite independent bookstore, or Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, Chapters/Indigo. On Kindle, Nook, and KOBO.