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Practical Sins for Cold Climates

(The first book in the Valjean Cameron series)
A novel by

"A strong plot and engaging characters make for a well-crafted mystery, and Val's humorous attempts to cope with the wilderness do much to lighten the tension. The core of the story is Val's discovery of her own self-worth." - Publishers Weekly

"An engaging, deftly-plotted mystery with a smart, tough-minded heroine. Shelley Costa delivers a terrific series debut." - Daniel Stashower, Author of The Hour of Peril

"Costa hits all the right notes - vulnerable but likable characters, a compelling plot, a clearly drawn setting, and a tangled web of past and present events." - Sheila Connolly, New York Times Bestselling Author of A Gala Event

"Taut, well written and suspenseful, Practical Sins for Cold Climates draws readers into a community where the past haunts the present and residents' motives are buried deep...just like the truth." - Kylie Logan, Author of And Then There Were Nuns

"What a terrific surprise! Shelley Costa is a contender... a terrific book in which to bury oneself on a long, cold weekend. Not a bad beach read, either for that matter. Just buy it. Just read it." - Seattle Book Mama

"Very well-written... this book reads as longer than typical cozies because it needs to, for honest character evolution. The mystery has a very satisfying conclusion... This is the first book I have read by Shelley Costa, and I am very impressed." - Librarian at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System

"A brooding, atmospheric story, you can almost feel the weight of a blizzard bearing down. Highly recommended." - For the Love of Books

When Val Cameron, a Senior Editor with a New York publishing company, is sent to the Canadian Northwoods to sign a reclusive bestselling author or risk losing her job, she is definitely out of her element. Val is certain she can convince Charles Cable, but first she has to find him.

Aided by a float plane pilot whose wife was killed two years ago in a case gone cold, Val's hunt for the recluse becomes even more muddled. When all signs point to Cable as the killer, she must work to clear his name before the scandal sinks her career.

Trapped in a wilderness lake community where livelihoods collide and a killer lurks, the prospect of running into a bear could be the least of Val's problems.

Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), book club recommendations, amateur sleuth books.

Books in the Val Cameron Mystery Series:



Part of the Henery Press Mystery Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for Shelley Costa's Practical Sins for Cold Climates

Hardback Editions

January 2015 : USA Hardback

Author(s): Shelley Costa
ISBN: 1-943390-44-4 / 978-1-943390-44-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: Practical Sins for Cold Climates
Author(s): Shelley Costa
ISBN: 1-943390-41-X / 978-1-943390-41-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Practical Sins for Cold Climates: A Mystery (A Val Cameron Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Shelley Costa
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA