The Dogs of Winter

By Ann Lambert

Winner of Audiofiles

Earphones Award


Dogs of Winter

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Book 2 - A Russell and Leduc Mystery
Second Story Press

The sequel to The Birds That Stay


— hailed by The Globe and Mail as one of "Ten Thrillers That Will Keep You On the Edge of Your Seat Until Summertime" and included on Book Riot's list of "Highly Anticipated Crime Novels."


A murderer with a twisted mission targets the most vulnerable on the cold streets of Montreal.


The Dogs of Winter begins after a howling snowstorm envelops Montreal, and the body of a young woman is discovered in its wake. The only clue to her identity is the photograph in her pocket, and on it, the phone number of Detective Inspector Romeo Leduc. Meanwhile, Marie and Romeo are busy navigating their deepening relationship, and a student at Marie's college is the victim of a terrible assault. While Romeo begins to think that the dead woman may be linked to violence against several homeless people in the city, the search for justice in both cases is thwarted by societal apathy and ignorance, even as the killer is stalking the frigid streets of Montreal, preying on and terrorizing its most vulnerable citizens.


Ann Cleeves : “The Dogs of Winter is as much an exploration of a city and its communities as a traditional crime novel. It's about power and powerlessness in the dead of winter. And more than that, it's a rollicking good read.”

The Birds that stay 
audiobook now available!

Narrated by Ann Lambert


Ann Lambert has been writing and directing for the stage for thirty-five years. Several of her plays, including The Wall, Parallel Lines, Very Heaven, The Mary Project and Two Short Women have been performed in theatres in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. She has been a teacher of English literature at Dawson College for almost twenty-eight years in Montreal, Quebec, where she makes her home.

RusselL & Leduc Mysteries

The Birds That Stay

Second Story Press


The Dogs of Winter

Second Story Press

Praise for "The Birds that stay"

"...a fascinating and gripping tale of suspense, and there’s even a hint of romance here." 

New York Journal of Books