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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (166 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vicki Delany Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Constable Molly Smith Series Release Date:
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In the Shadow of the Glacier introduces a new traditional mystery series set in a bucolic mountain town in British Columbia and featuring young constable Molly Smith.

Trouble is brewing in the small town of Trafalgar. Constable Molly Smith almost literally stumbles over a body, the victim of a murder. The deceased was a highly unpopular newcomer who had big plans for developing a luxury resort outside of town. However, those plans were in direct conflict with the wishes of a draft dodger from the Vietnam War who had bequeathed land and money to the town upon his death with one request: they were to be used in the construction of a garden honoring draft dodgers.

Smith throws herself into solving the case, in part to build her career on the force and to win the approval of her parents. She is also hoping to impress her new supervisor, Sergeant John Winters, newly arrived from the city of Vancouver, who has brought along his own set of personal problems.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] intriguing series opener…Delany carefully sets up the conflicts, resolving most but not all in anticipation of the next assignment, and begins what looks to be some extensive character development for the otherwise archetypal Winters and Smith.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An unlikely police officer but a likable lead character, Molly shows her mettle in this initial offering in a promising series set in the Canadian wilderness.”


  • “An exciting series debut from Delaney…featuring complex characters with plenty of room to grow.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melinda Seyler | 2/11/2014

    " I found this book by a circuitous route and read it because it was set in Nelson, BC, where I used to live. It was fairly well written for a first novel. I don't know that I would recommend it, but I don't regret the time I spent with it. Worth reading if you find it somewhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bettynz | 1/26/2014

    " My first audiobook on Overdrive. Didn't listen to it sufficiently, so it expired & I had to wait for 9 others to finish with it before I could get it "out" again. Really enjoyed it, & just started book 2 in the wee smalls when I'm not asleep "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anita | 1/21/2014

    " It seemed to be anticlimactic in the wrap-up. I will read other Constable Molly Smith books though. Maybe they'll end better. I like mysteries and I really did enjoy the story till the last quarter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Val Sanford | 12/31/2013

    " Trafalgar, British Columbia is a sleepy tourist town full of ex-hippies and draft-dogers, ambitious newspaper reporters and an ex 'big-city' cop. It's also got Moonlight Legolas Smith, aka Constable Molly Smith, a rookie beat cop. Oh, and a dead body in the alley. The characters are fun and inventive and the mystery keeps you guessing. Delaney's fictional town engages my imagination with the fresh baked rolls, perfect latte's and the deep powder on the slopes of the Canadian Rockies and the stories intertwine with just the right amount of pushing around the edges of disbelief. With Royal Mounted Police and 'granola' shops, this could have easily become a cliche but Delaney infuses her characters with depth and her stories with human emotion. I have a new crime-fighting woman to watch. "

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