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When Blood Lies
A Nicole Charles Mystery
By author: Linda L. Richards
Selling Points: crime fiction, murder, mystery, female sleuth, journalism, newspaper reporter, urban, money laundering, auctions
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Apr/05/2016
Fry Reading Level: 4.2
Pages: 160
Adult Fiction
Price:  $9.95
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Vancouver Post gossip columnist Nicole Charles is only slightly put out when she discovers she’s been downsized. She figures she’s lucky to still have a job. It just means she needs to get a desk so she can work out of her apartment. But the desk she buys at auction proves to have more history than she’d anticipated, and the cache she finds in a secret compartment in that desk has links to a money-laundering ring, and an old school-mate. Will this be the story that lands Nicole a job on the news desk? Even while she struggles to solve the case, she wonders if she’ll ever get the recognition she figures she deserves.

When Blood Lies is the second novel in a series of mysteries featuring rookie reporter Nicole Charles.
CM Magazine - March 18, 2016
"A fast paced crime novel, complete with surprising twists...When Blood Lies hits the mark...Highly Recommended."
Ottawa Review of Books - February 1, 2016
"A fast-paced and entertaining tale with a twist near the end...When Blood Lies will not disappoint."


PNBA Book Award, short-listed  CA  2017
Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing—Best Novella, short-listed  CA  2017


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