Sharon Rowse is a Vancouver–based writer who has always loved reading, in every genre and every format. In the absence of a good book (which doesn’t happen often now that we have e-books!) she’s been known to read the back of the cereal boxes. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, Sharon is now writing two mystery series.
Her debut novel, THE SILK TRAIN MURDER is the first book in the “Klondike Era Mystery” series. The book received starred reviews in Booklist and Quill & Quire and was nominated for an Arthur Ellis award for Best First Novel. In this book, a down on his luck gentleman washes up in Vancouver, hungry and broke. Running from his past, afraid of his future. Until he his best friend’s arrest for murder.
Granville’s desperate hunt to find the real killer before they hang his friend takes him to the seedy side of the city; to burlesque halls, gambling joints, brothels and opium dens. Along the way he finds companionship in odd places and an ally — and more — in Emily Turner, the emancipated daughter of a very Victorian father.
DEATH OF A SECRET is the first book in the “Barbara O’Grady Series”. These are urban private eye novels, based in Vancouver and seen through the eyes of failed artist turned investigator Barbara O’Grady. In this book, long forgotten scandals and murders erupt with the murder of Senator Ed McMather. Barbara frantically searches for a serial killer in an investigation with roots deep in the past. Upper-crust Vancouver families reveal dark secrets and the body count rises as Barbara unravels lies within lies and finally reaches the truth. A twisting tale of old secrets, death and treachery.
For more information about Sharon’s work, visit her website at www.sharonrowse.com
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A Shadowed Death
A missing sister. A famous artist. A forgotten town.
Marie Deslauriers storms into P.I. Barbara O’Grady’s office, demanding help. But Marie is convinced her missing sister was abducted by a long-ago schoolmate–who doesn’t seem to exist. Barbara must untangle the lives of two sisters, digging deep into the history of a dying town—where two suspicious deaths have been ignored for years.
Death of a Lover
Kathleen Marshal hires failed-artist turned PI Barbara O’Grady to clear her name, forcing Barbara to sort out truth from fantasy in Kathleen’s life. And to face some life-changing decisions of her own. Then the killer strikes again, and nothing will ever be the same, for any of them.
Death of a Threat
When her best friend is found clutching a pistol over the body of her threatening tenant, PI Barbara O’Grady swears to find the killer and clear Andrea's name. With a little help from Nick, the sexy insurance salesman – or is he? – Barbara races to track the killer through an ill-assorted cast of investment bikers, fitness fanatics and a twelve-year old named Chris, who wants to hire her.
Death of a Secret
A cheating husband. A lying client. A Senator murdered.
When Senator Ed McMather is found dead on his kitchen floor, a look of surprise on his face, nothing is as it seems. Artist-turned-investigator Barbara O’Grady hunts a killer in an investigation with roots deep in the past. What long-buried secrets will she uncover – and who will pay?
The Lost Mine Murders
An infant sold into slavery. A legendary lost gold mine. A murdered client.
It’s December, 1899 and gentleman/adventurer John Lansdowne Granville has given his word to return the child to her mother. Tension sizzles as Granville and Emily race against time and implacable enemies to catch the killers and find the little girl in this fast-paced sequel to The Silk Train Murder.
The Silk Train Murder
Ex-Klondiker John Lansdowne Granville washes up in Vancouver hungry and broke. Running from his past, afraid of his future. Until his best friend’s arrest for murder. Granville’s desperate hunt to find the real killer before they hang his friend takes him to the seedy side of the city; to burlesque halls, gambling joints, brothels and opium dens.
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