This is the first book of the Winslow series set in a very small community in British Columbia the year after the end of WWII. Winslow is presented to her neighbors, and to we readers, as a puzzle. We learn that she arrived from London and that she had something to do in the war, possibly in France, but there are no details.
When a man’s body is discovered blocking her water supply, Inspector Darling is forced to consider her as a suspect, along with all the others who live on that side of the lake. Then several clues are discovered near her house putting her at the top of the list.
This is an easy read, a beach read perhaps. While Whishaw is Canadian, her story telling is a bit plain compared to fellow Canadian Louise Penny. I like the book, though. There are no down sides.