Welcome to Canton, NY, a small farming town nestled in the northern foothills of the Adirondack mountains. It’s the 1930s, and to an outsider’s eye, this looks like an idyllic village mostly untouched by the Great Depression that is ravaging so much of the nation. But even the most idyllic towns and villages have their dark sides. When trouble comes to Canton, the folk there rely on each other to help out. And that includes one young woman in particular …
Meet Pauline Gray. A graduate of the prestigious St. Lawrence University, she fell in love with the town while in college and has never left. A journalist by day and a secret novelist by night, Pauline’s compassion and drive for justice pull her into mysteries that are too small or too peculiar for the police. She would really prefer a quieter life, but when people need her help, she can’t turn them away.
The Pauline Gray mysteries are novellas, the perfect bite-sized story to curl up with over a weekend with a cup of coffee and a cozy blanket.
What readers are saying about Pauline Gray:
“CANDLES IN THE DARK is not only a whodunnit in which we follow the sleuth in trying to solve the murder, but the story of a woman coming to grips with what her conscience and place in life lead her to do. An excellent read, both as a historic novel and a murder mystery.”
“This had all the comforts of my favorite Agatha Christie novels plus a cultural awareness that both fit the time and place, and didn’t feel didactic or heavy-handed.”
“This story is perfect for anyone who likes quiet puzzle mysteries. The clues are laid out in the best whodunnit tradition, and it evokes a cozy small-town feel. Short enough to read in a single sitting, but long enough to be satisfying.”
“Recommended for fans of Patricia Wentworth novels, Jimmy Stewart movies, and fans of 1930s Americana.”