“AnOld, Cold Grave . . . gives us a gentle rural setting, a body in a root cellar, and, of course, Lane Winslow, the best new amateur sleuth to come along in quite some time. Plot, dialogue, and place: all the requisite elements for an award-winning novel.” —Don Graves, Canadian Mystery reviews
Even the smallest, most idyllic communities have dangerous secrets. When the Hughes ladies—King Cove's favourite mere et filles--discover the skeletal remains of a child in their root cellar, everyone is shocked and gripped by difficult and painful questions. Who could the child be? Why were they not buried in the local cemetery? Has a murderer been living amongst them for decades?
Despite Lane’s desire to distance herself from her wartime career as British Intelligence, and the dashing Inspector Darling, she is recruited to aid in the decades-old cold case, tasked to discover all she can about the community around the time of the incident. But Lane’s instincts may be too good. When a sudden realization spurs her to act quickly—and without backup—she discovers more than she bargained for and finds herself in grave danger.