My New Book!

I’m very excited to announce that my second book in the Charles Lauchlan Mystery series, So Many Windings, will be published at the end of May by At Bay Press. 

So Many Windings picks up the action where Put on the Armour of Light left off. It’s August of 1900 and Charles Lauchlan and his fiancé, Maggie Skene are on their way back to Winnipeg from Germany, where Maggie has been studying for a year. Friends that Maggie met while in Germany invite them on a bicycling tour of the Scottish Highlands. Bicycling through the Highlands! What could possibly go wrong?

The launch will be virtual via zoom from Whodunit Mystery Bookstore in Winnipeg on May 27, 2021 at 7pm CST. Please register for the zoom, put it in your datebook and tune in. 

Register for the zoom launch here

I will also be signing copies in front of Whodunit Mystery Bookstore, 163 Lilac St., Winnipeg, on Sunday, May 30 from 3pm to 5pm. We can have a socially distanced chat! (Rain location: inside the store).

You can pre-order So Many Windings at these fine locations: Whodunit Mystery BookstoreMcNally Robinson Booksellers, or Chapters Indigo. Or order direct from At Bay Press.  If you haven’t yet read the first book in the series, Put on the Armour of Lightyou can order it at the same time from the same sources. 

My family roots are in Scotland and, for those of you who also have Scotland in your DNA, I’m hoping the book will be a special treat. It’s dedicated to my father, Donald Bruce Macdonald, who, though a patriotic Canadian, was also an unabashed Scotophile. We were the only family on our block to have a tartan doorbell. I like to think that my own attitude to Scotland is more nuanced and less sentimental than his, but I’m probably just kidding myself. In any case, I learned a lot about Scotland while writing the book, some of which I will talk about in subsequent posts. I also learned a lot about the golden age of bicycling at the turn of the Twentieth Century and I’ll be posting about that, too.