"In Winter Witness, Tina deBellegarde gives us an evocative debut mystery so lush you'll believe you're strolling the streets of Batavia-on-Hudson, battling the brutal winter's chill, even inhaling the aroma of the town bakery's wares. Through Bianca St. Denis's eyes, we gain an outsider's perspective on the quirks and secrets of a village rife with history and deception, as well as a glimpse into her own loss and heartbreak." - Annette Dashofy, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Agatha-nominated Zoe Chambers Mysteries
"Richly atmospheric, Winter Witness reminds us of the high cost of family secrets - and the even higher cost of those secrets being revealed." - Liz Milliron, author of The Laurel Highlands Mysteries and The Home Front Mysteries
"Beautifully written and evocative, Winter Witness explores the comforts and quirky charms of small-town life that have drawn so many urban dwellers to the slower rhythms of the Hudson Valley. But Winter Witness is far more than a simple cozy mystery; it is also a sensitive and nuanced examination of the nature of compassion, loss, and community...Bianca and Mike make a believable and engaging investigative team, with a balance of complementary strengths and vulnerabilities that never descend into cliché. I'm looking forward to spending more time with them, along with the other citizens of Batavia-on-Hudson, in the future." - Erica Obey, author of The Curse of the Braddock Brides and The Horseman's Word
"Winter Witness is a sly and subtle mystery, full of nuanced observations of life in a small town. Tina deBellegarde's debut novel reveals a masterful understanding of grief, of feeling stuck and lost in life, and the price of keeping secrets. Her Bianca St. Denis is the compassionate outsider who has a journalist's eye for detail and a writer's understanding of human weakness. Watch the mystery be solved and the clues fall into place, the way the lid of a box clicks closed. You'll want the next installment." - Gabriel Valjan, Agatha and Anthony-nominated author of The Naming Game.
"Tina deBellegarde's Winter Witness is an accomplished debut, offering well-crafted characters and a setting that pulls the reader in. The story grabbed me right at the beginning and kept me turning the pages all the way through to a satisfying conclusion. I'm looking forward to the next installment in this series." − Carol Pouliot, Author of The Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mysteries.