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Second Story Press

Whale Fall

There’s blood in the water....

Surrounded by friends and family in the heat of a lush Laurentian summer, Marie Russell and Detective Roméo Leduc are getting married at last, but the joyous occasion is overshadowed by an unexpected arrival: Magnus Sørenson, renowned eco-warrior – and Marie’s first love. Magnus is planning a dramatic protest against a local resort development that will destroy a beloved nature preserve—but when the unthinkable occurs, Roméo and Marie are forced to abandon their honeymoon to bring a murderer to justice. Their investigation will plunge them into the bigger battle for environmental justice, and force them to dig up some long-buried secrets. Meanwhile, an elderly couple from a local seniors’ residence have gone missing, and Romeo and Marie must join the race to find them before it’s too late. Fast-paced and chilling, Whale Fall is a thrilling tale of love and vengeance.


Ann Cleeves : “This series gets better with every book. Warmhearted, well-plotted, and with a wonderful sense of place. I can’t wait for the next one. It felt like catching up with old friends.”

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Whale Fall
Dynamic Book Readings and Q&A

Hosted by playwright Alice Abracen Paragraphe Bookstore,
Sunday, October 23, 2pm

Montreal, October 2022 • Join awarded novelist and playwright Ann Lambert for book readings and an insightful Q & A at the launch of her third hot topic mystery novel, Whale Fall (Second Story Press). This latest book follows the success of The Birds That Stay and The Dogs of Winter; books one and two in the award-nominated Russell and Leduc mystery series. Lambert’s series has been included on Book Riot's list of ‘Highly Anticipated Crime Novels’ and The Globe and Mail's ‘Ten Thrillers That Will Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat until Summertime.’ The launch is hosted by playwright Alice Abracen at Paragraphe Bookstore on Sunday, October 23 at 2pm. Expect a lively, warm and thoughtful evening from this creative mother/daughter duo.


Wednesday, October 23, 2pm Paragraphe Books— 2220 McGill College Avenue, free admission, refreshments

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