Unreasonable Doubt By Vicki Delany: Review/Giveaway

Mar 26, 2016 | 2016 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze, Sandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Unreasonable Doubt and a link to purchase the book where a portion goes to help support KRL & an indie bookstore, and a link to purchase it on Amazon as well.

Walter Desmond was convicted of a horrible murder twenty-five years ago. He’s spent those years in prison, all the while, claiming his innocence. Now new evidence has come to light including either a total lack of care during the investigation or downright wrongdoing on the part of the police.

Sophia D’Angelo was the victim and her family doesn’t forget it for a minute. When Walter comes back to Trafalgar, British Columbia, they’re ready and waiting. They believe he should still be in jail—or dead—and are willing to make that thought a reality.

Sergeant John Winters and Constable Molly Smith realize, if Walter didn’t kill Molly, then somebody got away with murder for the last quarter century. That person’s not going to be too happy that Walter’s back, and the investigation is open again.

One of the investigating officers is dead now. The other lives alone and isn’t talking. Solving any murder is hard enough but one that’s this cold, with forgetful witnesses, hostile family, and a surly retired cop, is almost impossible. book

Walter no more than checks in at the local B&B, than there’s an attack on the police chief’s wife. A friend interrupts before the woman’s raped, but it was a close call. Of course, most minds leap to the conclusion that Walter was the attacker. Also at the B&B are members of a dragon rowing team—women who synchronize paddle a long boat in competition. The women seem to like Walter’s company, some even after they hear who he is.

The attacks continue and feeling against Walter mounts. The only reason he stays is to find out what really happened the day Sophia was killed. Walter’s wife died while he was in jail so there’s nothing else really to keep him in town.

To say more would give away too much of the plot. The past has a way of popping up when you least expect it, sometimes with dire results. The ending is satisfying, there’s a bit of romance, and hope that a wrong can be righted with a little help.

This is the eighth Constable Molly book. Delany also writes the Year-Round Christmas cozy mysteries, the lighthearted Klondike Gold Rush series, and Rapid Reads novellas, as well as stand-alone books. Under the pen name of Eva Gates, she writes the Lighthouse Library Mysteries.

To enter to win a copy of Unreasonable Doubt, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “doubt,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen April 3, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

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You can use this link to order this book & a portion goes to help support KRL & Mysterious Galaxy:

Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the arch, in the land of blues, booze and shoes—St Louis, Missouri. While writing magazine articles to support her mystery book habit, she secretly polishes two mystery books of her own, hoping, someday, they will see the light of Barnes and Noble. You can also find several of Sandra’s short stories on UnTreed Reads including her newest, “Arthur”, included in the anthology titled, Flash and Bang, available now.


  1. Love the cover, looks great and thanks for the chance 🙂
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  2. I enjoyed the review — this book sounds like great read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. This book sounds like great read. Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

  4. I like stories with ‘redemption’ as a goal. This story offers an uneasy path for the protagonist which may very well offer me a suspenseful adventure. Great! Thanks, Sandra, for the review! Thanks, Vicki, for an exciting story! Thanks, KRL, for the opportunity!

  5. I have read books Vicki Delany has written as Eva Gates and really enjoyed them. From the review I’m sure I would l enjoy “Unreasonable Doubt” also. Great giveaway, thanks.

  6. Delany’s Molly Smith series is always a standout so I look forward to reading this one.

  7. Can’t wait to read this series.

  8. The plot sounds terrific. And the picture of the dragon boat is wonderful.

  9. Sounds intriguing! Would love to read it! Thanks for the chance!

  10. I’ve heard good things about the Constable! Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. We have a winner!


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