White Sand Blues
Author: Vicki Delany
Publisher: Rapid Reads (Orca)
Series: Ashley Grant Mystery, Bk 1
Length: 138 pages
Obtained: Library copy
This is the first book I've read for the 12th annual Canadian Book Challenge. This book is set in the Victoria and Albert Islands (which apparently fall under Britain), but the author Vicki Delany is Canadian, as are the primary and several secondary characters.
This is a Rapid Reads book, which means it is short and fast paced - meant for those who need help with adult literacy or reluctant readers. Vicki has also written a standalone, A Winter Kill, and the Ray Robertson series (book 1 is Juba Good) for this line.
While I preferred the Ray Robertson series to this book, it was a quick and enjoyable mystery. Ahsleyhas just gotten in and hasn't even been to her hotel when she is called in to help on her first case as a medic for the Grand Victoria Island; a Canadian has been found dead in the water. Her intriductionto this new job is even more startling when it turns out she knows the victim's daughter from her school days back in Canada.
I look forward to reading book 2 in this series, Blue Water Hues.