TouchWood Editions is proud to introduce the first female sleuth in our selection of mystery novels. Author Gwendolyn Southin uniquely blends the charm of gumshoe techniques with the fresh perspective of a developing female detective. The Margaret Spencer Mysteries offer action and suspense, with a human subtext.
At age fifty, Margaret Spencer's empty nest and empty marriage prompt her to answer an ad for part-time office work at the office of private investigator Nat Southby. Suddenly, she is deep in the most unlikely of adventures for a woman in 1950s Vancouver, helping him with a case of missing young women involved in a shady business ring. Maggie finds unexpected freedom as a developing detective and along the way she uncovers evil in the quaintly urban setting.
Get sleuthing with this feisty female. Margaret Spencer is on the case of a missing young woman. Meanwhile, she finds new freedom as a budding private eye in the 1950s. Death in a Family Way is author Gwendolyn Southin's first installment of her Margaret Spencer Mysteries series. Performer Cynthia Barrett keeps the pace smooth and the action energetic. She plays the characters with verve, experimenting with distinct accents, pitches, and verbal ticks. Utilizing her versatile voice, Barrett captures the mysterious tone and paints an engaging picture of 1950s Canada. Detective story fans, take note: There's a new Sherlock in town!