cover image To Track a Traitor: A Lane Winslow Mystery

To Track a Traitor: A Lane Winslow Mystery

Iona Whishaw. Touchwood, $16.95 (512p) ISBN 978-1-77151-387-6

The highly entertaining 10th entry in Whishaw’s Lane Winslow series (after 2022’s Framed in Fire) once again offers readers multiple cases to follow. The first takes place in 1948 Nelson, British Columbia: Ben Arden sets out on his boat in the middle of the night. The boat returns with the tide, Arden does not. Winslow’s husband, Insp. Frederick Darling, puts his officers on the investigation while Darling himself goes to London to look into a cold case involving a Canadian woman whose remains have been discovered in an abandoned house. Meanwhile, Winslow visits her ailing grandfather in Scotland, where she learns her estranged sister recently returned from a 10-year-stint in South Africa, only to disappear again; before long, Winslow winds up on the tracks of a killer. Whishaw makes smooth transitions between a dizzying number of locations, time periods, and points of view, all while shepherding the narrative to an immensely satisfying conclusion. Winslow’s fans and newcomers alike will find lots to love. (Apr.)