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Vicki Delany

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Winnipeg, Canada



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December 2007

“It’s a crime not to read Delany,” so says the London Free Press.

Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most varied and prolific crime writers.

She is the author of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series from Crooked Lane and the Year Round Christmas series from Penguin. Under the pen name of Eva Gates she writes the Lighthouse Library Series.
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She blogs about the writing life at One Woman Crime Wave (

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I am thrilled to announce that the Lighthouse Library series written under my pen name of Eva Gates, has been saved.

Although it was a work for hire, Penguin has kindly given me the copyright and Crooked Lane Books has contracted me for three more books.

Stay turned for updates on release date and titles and cover image.

Many thanks to all the readers who begged me for more adventures of Lucy, Con... Read more of this blog post »
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