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"With THE RAVEN’S CRY, Kim Herdman Shapiro tells a deeply immersive, evocative tale against an enticing backdrop of characters and plot threads that will leave cozy mystery fans eager to explore in future installments.​"



"The milieu is fascinating and established with striking detail, like paying for local eggs with twoonie coins, or the powerfully evoked sense of loss—“Loss of resources, loss of culture, loss of identity”—Kate feels visiting the land of the T’sawout First Nation. A hint of romance is welcome, too, though readers should keep on their toes when it comes to the mystery: following the plot’s many twists and turns as Kate sets off on her journey for truth and justice demands attentive reading. Still, readers who enjoy skewed, twisty plots will appreciate the threads of quirky characters and doubt Shapiro has carefully woven together."   




"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—from bitter hotel manager Bob Corker, who’s certain that his daughter should have gotten Kate’s job, to kind Shea Porter, an animal rescuer and librarian, and elderly Vera Schmidt, whose reputation for the best eggs on the island starts events in motion that put Kate’s life in danger. Although the novel can’t accurately be called a cozy mystery—certain details are simply too graphic and frightening for that subgenre—the small-town environment is inherently comforting, with enough genuine goodwill that readers will be able to see Kate’s future as a happy one—provided she gets through the next few weeks alive."


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"Kim is a marvelous Canadian ambassador to the world and a fantastic recorder of its places."


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The Loon's Song

Beautiful actress, Rosalie Morgann, returns home to Wynter Island seventeen years after she fled because of her romantic liaisons with numerous island husbands.

Not many islanders are pleased to see her return, and even fewer are interested in hearing what she has to say for herself.

Rosalie manages to convince Kate Zöe Thomas - manager of the local community television station - to allow her on their inaugural broadcast from the newly redesigned studio. When Rosalie dies, live on-air, there are almost too many suspects for the RCMP to consider!

With the station’s financial sponsorship now at risk, Kate must help the police find the killer or risk losing the station and her new home on Wynter Island.

The Raven's Cry

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TV producer Kate Zoë Thomas, fleeing an abduction in Afghanistan and heartbreak in Boston, accepts the first job that gives her a fresh start: station manager at a tiny community channel on Wynter Island in the Canadian Gulf Islands.

But, try as she may, Kate cannot outrun her bad luck. On a moonlit walk to a local beach, Kate spots a body bobbing in the surf. In shock, she recognizes the lifeless face and realizes there is only one person on the island with a motive for his murder.


Will she manage to solve the mystery before the murderer stops her?

Gelato with the Pope

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One woman, two bags, and a stolen package of British Airways peanuts. That is how Kim Herdman began the biggest adventure of her life. She was going to travel around Europe, chatting with the fascinating and famous, eating wonderful meals, exploring magical places and writing about it for her syndicated travel column. The reality was a lot more complicated ….. and funny.


A desperate attempt to go to the toilet becomes a minor international incident at the Trooping of the Colour. A train trip to Berlin becomes an exercise in surviving a zombie apocalypse. And then there is, of course, the time when she broke into the Vatican to see the Pope. There is also love, loss, time spent with the last Irish storyteller, an examination of the peace process in Belfast, and a visit with the Athens Police. Gelato with the Pope is a wonderfully honest and humorous portrait of the author and her adventures.

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