Dead Wind
by Tessa Wegert

Senior Investigator Shana Merchant must dredge up dark secrets and old grudges if she’s to solve the murder of a prominent local citizen in the Thousand Islands community she now calls home.

The body is discovered on Wolfe Island, under the shadow of an enormous wind turbine. Senior Investigator Shana Merchant, arriving on the scene with fellow investigator Tim Wellington, can’t shake the feeling that she knows the victim – and the subsequent identification sends shockwaves through their community in the Thousand Islands of Upstate New York.

Politics, power, passion . . . there are dark undercurrents in Shana’s new home, and finding the killer means dredging up her new friends and neighbors’ old grudges and long-kept secrets.

That is, if the killer is from the community at all. For Shana’s keeping a terrible secret of her own: eighteen months ago she escaped from serial killer Bram Blake’s clutches. But has he followed her . . . to kill again?

The Shana Merchant novels are a brilliant blend of chilling psychological thriller and gripping police procedural, set in an atmospheric island community with a small-town vibe.


“Tense, twist-riddled”

Publishers Weekly on The Dead Season

Jan Burke fans should take note”

Publishers Weekly on The Dead Season

“Professional-grade detection with a no-nonsense heroine”

Kirkus Reviews on The Dead Season

“Fans of golden age closed circle murder mysteries will enjoy this”

Publishers Weekly on Death in the Family

“This locked-room thriller has all of the requisite tangled motives and deductive crime-solving, along with a riveting introduction to edgy survivor Shana and Tim, her steady, easygoing foil”

Booklist on Death in the Family

Tessa Wegert

Tessa Wegert is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Adweek, and The Economist. She grew up in Québec near the border of Vermont and now lives with her husband and children in coastal Connecticut.A member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers, Tessa is the author of the Shana Merchant mysteries.

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Dead Wind by Tessa Wegert is available in the following formats

Hardback97814483071285th April 2022145 X 224mm240$28.99
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