Island in the Clouds by Susan M. Toy
The dead body in the pool is putting a serious dent in Geoff’s morning. An ex-pat property manager on the Caribbean island of Bequia, Geoff doesn’t want a spotlight shone on the secret past he left behind in Canada, but now he’s the suspect in a brutal murder. With no help from the inept local police force, he’s drawn into investigating the murder himself, to clear his name. As Geoff finds out more about the circumstances surrounding the killing, and he and his loved ones find themselves in danger, he begins to see a very dark underbelly of the place some people call paradise…
Part travelogue, part mystery, Island in the Clouds takes a long, hard look at the reality of living in a place that seems perfect — from the outside, anyway.
So here we have a dead body in a swimming pool, a fantastic locale, and a cracking good yarn. Ever dreamed of running away to a Caribbean island? Author Susan Toy entertains while providing the inside scoop on what that might be like. And not to worry. You’ll exit this mystery with your dreams intact.
~ Ken McGoogan, author, How the Scots Invented Canada, Fatal Passage
Island in the Clouds is a wondrous mystery, set on the lush island of Bequia in the Caribbean. A Canadian with a secret past becomes both suspect and investigator for two murders on the island. Along the way, he shares sharp insights into the history and life of this gleaming gem of a place. Susan M. Toy is a keen stylist who never fails to drive her story forward with a sure hand. As in all well-crafted mysteries, the solution to the crimes is both thoroughly surprising and perfectly logical. Toy shows us the sights and lets us hear the rhythms of the islanders and, cunningly, allows us to peek into the lives of a sexy set of expats.
~ Michael Fay was the founder of the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society
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Island in the Clouds print edition debuts at #4 on the Calgary Herald Bestseller list, July 1, 2012!
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Reviews of Island in the Clouds and Interviews with Susan M. Toy:
Paul Butler interviews me on his blog, Place-Based Crime: Q & A with Susan M. Toy
Featured with One Woman’s Island on Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord Autumn Reading – One Woman’s Island by Susan M. Toy
A guest post on Seumas Gallacher’s blog about waiting for your editor: 10 Ways I pass the time while waiting for my editor to finish editing my novel …
A guest on Kristina Stanley’s Mystery Mondays, Dancing the Sophomore Slump Two-Step
An interview with Don Massenzio on Author Talk
Listed on Authors to Read by Brittney Sahin
Between Canada and the Caribbean interview on M.M. Kaye Writes
Views and reviews – a review on ROUGHSEASINTHEMED
Reviewed in Books I’ve Read, Reviewed, and Recommend by Tricia Drammeh
S.K. Nicholls on her blog, mybrandofgenius – Book Review: Island in the Clouds by Susan Toy
Interview with Author/Blogger/Publisher Susan Toy with Janice Spina on jemsbooks
Review on ROUGHSEASINTHEMED, Bequia? Where on earth is Bequia?
Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Meet New (to me) Authors Blog – Meet Guest Author Susan M. Toy
Review on Travel 2 the Caribbean blog: Caribbean Beach Reads – Island in the Clouds
David Prosser on barsetshirdiaries
Matilda Magtree (at) eleven with susan toy: island in the clouds
Armand Rosamilia Spotlight On: Susan M. Toy