Crime Wave 2: Women of a Certain Age, A Canada West Anthology

by Kathleen Costa

What do you do when again a gaggle of Canadian Sisters in Crime write the perfect mystery short the public has to read to believe? You put “em in a book, call it Crime Wave 2, and release it in time for the Halloween season. These sixteen authors have run the gambit with their work from poignant to extreme with protagonists that illustrate perfectly women of a certain age, temperament, relationship status, and mental stability along with varying their motivations from righting a wrong to balancing the scales to wielding a bit of comeuppance.

Charming Rat Rescue

by Charmaine Benson

I bought my first rats in 2009 and I’ve been hooked ever since.
In 2010, I rescued Pandora and Wallace, who came with a mouse I named Grommit. I began to educate myself about caring for rats. Visits to the vet taught me about Myco and tumors which domestic rats suffer from all too commonly. These visits also helped my vet learn more about rats.

A Cold White Sun By Vicki Delany: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow
& Vicki Delaney

As the spring ski season ends in Trafalgar, British Columbia, high school English teacher Cathy Lindsay is shockingly gunned down while taking a vacation hike on a trail near her home. At first, the middle-aged mother and wife to inoffensive computer programmer, Gord Lindsay, would seem to be the least likely of targets for a sniper. Even in this quiet community though, everyone has a secret and Sergeant John Winters soon discovers that all was not well in the Lindsay marriage. Rumors of affairs by both parties abound, although he also has reason to wonder if the shooting stems from random violence or worse and could be linked to a high school student.