Iona Whishaw

Mystery author Iona Whishaw grew up in Canada, Arizona and Mexico. She has an MFA from UBC, and spent her working life in education. Her Lane Winslow mysteries have won her the 2021 Bony Blythe Light Mystery Award and she has been a finalist for the Duthie book prize and two Lefty Awards. Her book Framed in Fire appeared in 2022, and the tenth book, To Track A Traitor, was released in April 2023 and went on to be the number one best-selling book in BC for 2023 in indie bookstores. This book has been listed on the national best seller lists by both CBC and the Globe and Mail. A passion for history and her family’s WW2 intelligence work, and long rambling rainy walks in England inform the spirit of her period novels. She writes in a disreputable pink fluffy bath robe, and under the strong influence of tea. Whishaw’s latest book entitled “Lightning Strikes the Silence” will be released in May.

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Author Iona Whishaw

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