The Dogs of Winter

By Ann Lambert

A Russell and Leduc Mystery Series

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A murderer with a twisted mission targets the most vulnerable on the cold streets of Montreal

The sequel to The Birds That Stay - hailed by the New York Journal of Books as "a fascinating and gripping tale of suspense" and the Globe and Mail as one of "Ten thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat". Says Ann Cleeves of the new book: "it's about power and powerlessness in the dead of winter. And more than that, it's a rollicking good read."

The Dogs of Winter begins after a howling snowstorm envelops Montreal, and the body of a young woman is discovered in its wake. The only clue to her identity is the photograph in her pocket, and on it, the phone number of Detective Inspector Romeo Leduc. Meanwhile, Marie and Romeo are busy navigating their deepening relationship, and a student at Marie's college is the victim of a terrible assault.

While Romeo begins to think that the dead woman may be linked to violence against several homeless people in the city, the search for justice in both cases is thwarted by societal apathy and ignorance, even as the killer is stalking the frigid streets of Montreal, preying on and terrorizing its most vulnerable citizens.

Praise & Recognition

"...another simply riveting suspense thriller of a read and continues to showcase the author's natural knack for the kind of narrative storytelling that keeps the reader's riveted attention from beginning to cliff-hanger style ending.”

Midwest Book Review
"It’s a red-hot potboiler that effectively pierces through any kind of bone-chilling cold." The Montreal Times
"Another finally crafted suspense thriller of a read from cover to cover[.]" Livres de Bibliophile

"Narrated by Lambert herself, I found the audio experience to be enthralling. Dialogue between characters was easy to follow & with Lambert able to speak French, I found the experience of the characters & their speech authentic. I really appreciated Lambert’s narration of her own story."

Crime Writers of Canada - Best Crime Novel Set in Canada 2021 - Short-listed


Publication Date: October 20, 2020

Genre: Mystery, Adult Fiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 328

ISBN: 978-1-77260-140-4

Ann Lambert

About the Author

Ann Lambert

Ann Lambert has been writing and directing for the stage for thirty-five years. Several of her plays, including The Wall, Parallel Lines, Very Heaven, The Mary Project and Two Short Women have been performed in theatres in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. She has been a teacher of English literature at Dawson College for almost twenty-eight years in Montreal, Quebec, where she makes her home.
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