Island in the Clouds

Island in the Clouds by Susan M. Toy

Where in the World Can You Purchase Island in the Clouds???

Amazon Worldwide
New print copies of the second edition also available through Amazon!

Libraries worldwide circulating copies of Island in the Clouds!

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

What Readers are saying about Island in the Clouds!
Online Reviews and Comments

Island in the Clouds print edition debuts at #4 on the Calgary Herald Bestseller list, July 1, 2012!

Discussion about Island in the Clouds on Tripadvisor
And mentioned again…
And on the Bermuda travel forum…

Island in the Clouds on Goodreads

Island in the Clouds on Books Set In

Island in the Clouds on the International Crime Fiction Map

Island in the Clouds listed on the site, Placing Literature

Susan M. Toy was Guest Reviewer for the July-August Challenge held by The Bahrain Creative Writers’ Group
And their September-October Challenge, too!

Reviews of Island in the Clouds and Interviews with Susan M. Toy:

Amy Reade interviewed me for her blog’s Author Spotlight on Reade and Write

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

An interview with Stevie Turner on her own blog and Lit World Interviews

Listed on Authors to Read by Brittney Sahin

Island in the Clouds receives the 5-Star Treatment from Sally G. Cronin on her blog, Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life.
And was featured in Sally’s Christmas Grotto on the same blog.

J.F. Kaufman reviews Island in the Clouds

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

On Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge, in Finding Orion. Three stars.
Philospher Mouse of the Hedge recommends both Bequia Perspectives novels in her blog post, Wind in her hair. Departing wishes

Review on ROUGHSEASINTHEMED, Bequia? Where on earth is Bequia?

Tricia Drammeh on Authors to WatchInterview with Susan M. Toy and a 5-star review on Goodreads

Allan Hudson on South Branch Scribbler4Q Interview with award-winnning author Susan Toy and a guest on his South Branch Scribbler here, here, here and here.

Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Meet New (to me) Authors Blog – Meet Guest Author Susan M. Toy

And a mention on Waterside Kennels Mysteries blog
And again here and here

Review on Travel 2 the Caribbean blog: Caribbean Beach Reads – Island in the Clouds

Look 4 Books – promoting Indie Authors and books online!

David Prosser on barsetshirdiaries

Matilda Magtree (at) eleven with susan toy: island in the clouds

Armand Rosamilia Spotlight On: Susan M. Toy

Cottage Country Kisses the Caribbean by Michael Fay in The Minden Times

Cottage Country Kisses the Caribbean by Michael Fay in The Minden Times

Book Gossips

Canadian Writers Abroad

Online Reviews and Comments

First reader response by email

Gwenith Whitford

Review by Jeff Chan in the Queen’s Alumni Review

28 responses

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