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The Wynter Island Mysteries

Official Website of Award-Nominated Author

Kim Herdman Shapiro

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BOOKS  1 & 2

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Fans of small-town cozy mysteries will enjoy this action-packed yet character-driven story.

The Loon's Song is a fine mystery and quick read, given welcome depth by the woman at its heart.

Shapiro, a former print and broadcast journalist in Canada, creates a vivid world on Wynter Island, and it’s one that’s full of quirky characters

The narrative style is fantastic and flowed gorgeously. The pace is perfect, and the scenes were descriptive enough to transport me right next to Kate as she solved the murder. Highly recommended!

Publishers Weekly/BookLife

Kirkus Reviews

Reader's Favorite

In The Press


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Kim worked as a journalist in Canada for many years, with experience in both print and broadcast journalism. Her book, Gelato with the Pope, highlights her time as a syndicated travel columnist in the Nineties.


In addition to her syndicated travel column, she has written feature articles for various publications, edited a monthly children's publication in British Columbia, and had her poetry published. She won a Microsoft web design award for Footloose, one of the first digital e-zines on the internet.

Her mystery series, The Wynter Island Mysteries, was a semi-finalist for the Chanticleer book award. The series also received numerous positive reviews from such publications as Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. IndieReader marked it as 4.7 out of 5 stars. Kirkus Reviews listed it as an "Indie worth looking for."


For the past eight years she has been working on her video project, What the Hell is a Toque? This chronicles her travels with her sons from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island and up to the Canadian Arctic.


Kim is also a board member of Sisters in Crime New England.


She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, two sons, and three dogs




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