Joan Boswell has had work published in many magazines and anthologies. As a member of the writing group the Ladies' Killing Circle, she has had stories in each of their seven anthologies. Her Hollis Grant mysteries include Cut to the Quick and Cut to the Chase. She lives in Toronto.
Cut to the Chase
Danson Lafleurâ€™s been on a crusade to investigate deported criminals who return undetected to Canada, and now heâ€™s missing. Can he be the unidentified man in the morgue? Dansonâ€™s desperate sister pleads with artist and amateur sleuth Hollis Grant to search for her brother, since the police donâ€™t appear to be taking his disappearance seriously. Leads seem to connect Danson and Gregory, his mystery flat-mate, to drugs. But who is Gregory, and what is his connection to the Russian mob? As Hollis investigates, she clashes with homicide detective Rhona Simpson, a woman annoyed by amateur sleuths in general and Hollis Grant in particular. Rhona, adjusting to a new, attractive, enigmatic partner, wants Hollis off the case. Toronto in November is as cold as Dansonâ€™s trail. Will Hollis connect the dots before the body count rises?