Christine Morris has been sent to Edinburgh to attend a conference on the latest in police methodology. There she is tracked down by the Northern Constabulary, Stornoway, Outer Hebrides, who inform her that her estranged mother has been involved in a vehicular homicide and has gone missing. Reluctantly, Christine agrees to fly up to Stornoway, where her mother was last seen. Her arrival is followed by the suspicious death of one of the islanders. What unfolds is a deepening involvement in the life of the community, an unexpected reconnection with her mother, and a nefarious plot against one of the young princes, who is planning a visit to the island. Set against the backdrop of a breathtaking landscape and a people who are fiercely proud of their traditional way of life, Does Your Mother Know? races along to a galloping finish in this complex tale of suspense.
"In this new series Jennings succeeds equally well in depicting a closed culture with vivid detail. Her prose has its own quiet rhythm that immerses the reader in the story. I cant wait to see what adventures await Christine in the second installment of this promising series. " -- Reviewing The Evidence, January 2007. She blends the professional and personal in deft, balanced fashion, brings her murderous plotting to a reasonable if not entirely unexpected conclusion, and along the way makes both the geography and the people vividly real. ... Does Your Mother Know? is a page-turning introduction to Christine Morris in the 21st. -- Joan Barfoot -- The London Free Press, Oct 7, 2006 Jennings makes the most of Morris's conflicted history and current dilemma. As always, she's brilliant at the small details that give a setting life, and a dollop of potential romance with a handsome Scottish cop works nicely. -- Margaret Cannon -- The Globe and Mail, Oct 14, 2006 ... the writing is easy, light, wryly humorous. The action is quick-paced, the plot just complex enough. -- Joanne Sasvari -- The Calgary Herald, Oct 8, 2006 Jennings' tale is a clever, progressively complex one. -- Mike Gillespie -- The Ottawa Citizen, Oct 2006 ... the sense of place and how that setting is integrated into each character's soul is Jennings at her best. -- The Hamilton Spectator, Nov 2006 What Jennings does best is characterization and the people of Stornoway ... come off here as real folks with real feelings and problems. Morris herself has the makings of a good continuing main character. -- Guelph Mercury
Series: A Christine Morris Mystery
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 1st September 2006
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.42