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Give Out Creek
Give Out Creek

Give Out Creek


320 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: May 2018

ISBN 9781771613057

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Mosaic Press (May 2018)


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The first in a new series, previously shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Unpublished Crime Novel

In the small mountain town of Nelson, newspaper reporter Stella Mosconi never speaks of her crippling fear of deep water. Now spring runoff is in the alpine, the creeks are on the rampage, and Stella watches the lake rise outside her door. When a new friend is found dead in her rowboat, she is drawn into the investigation despite a complicated history with the police officer in charge. The death of a second woman—a suspect in the case—brings more trouble Stella's way as she struggles to hold her family together. But can she find the courage to face her most intense fear if that's what it will take to solve the murders?


"This entertaining read, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Unpublished Crime Novel, takes readers on an enjoyable journey to discover the truth behind two untimely deaths." —Aleesha Harris, Vancouver Sun

"Toews builds interest in Stella and other characters as she mingles their personal conflicts with a mystery that will force Stella to face her deepest fear and keep readers guessing to the end. It all bodes well for what looks to be a promising series." —Publishers Weekly

"Toews has a nice eye for details that give charm to the B.C. outback... this one shows promise to come." —Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail

"The reader is kept in the dark until the moment, not quite at the denouement, when the murderer is exposed in an unintentional alcohol-lubricated soliloquy. I owe J.G. Toews a tremendous vote of thanks for reigniting my interest in B.C.-authored crime fiction—and I look forward to the next book in the series." —Bill Engleson,

Nominee for the 2019 Left Coast Crime Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel —

Author Biography

JG Toews is a former columnist and technical writer who co-authored three nonfiction books with longtime journalist Nicole Parton (Key Porter Books, 1998-2000). Give Out Creek is her debut novel and the first in a series of Stella Mosconi mysteries. Judy lives in Nelson, Canada.