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Cold Mourning

A Stonechild and Rouleau Mystery

Published April 2023


When murder stalks a family over Christmas, Detective Kala Stonechild trusts her intuition to get results.

“Sneaks up on you with its grit and promise.” — National Post

It’s a week before Christmas when wealthy businessman Tom Underwood disappears into thin air — with more than enough people wanting him dead.

Officer Kala Stonechild, who has left her Northern Ontario detachment to join a specialized Ottawa crime unit, is tasked with returning Underwood home in time for the holidays. Stonechild is a lone wolf who is used to surviving by her wits. Her new boss, Detective Jacques Rouleau, has his hands full controlling her, his team, and an investigation that keeps threatening to go off track.

Old betrayals and complicated family relationships brutally collide when love turns to hate and murder stalks a family.

Finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada Award for Best Novel



Brenda Chapman

Brenda Chapman is a crime writer who has published over twenty books, including six in the lauded Stonechild and Rouleau mystery series. She lives in Ottawa.

Book Details

April 2023
400 pp
April 2023
400 pp
April 2023
5x8 in
376 pp