In "When the Bow Breaks," Dominic, a French orphan, is pursued by Serbian war criminals all the way to Vancouver, BC, where a burnt-out RCMP officer, a nanny, and a homeless woman must band together if they hope to keep him safe. An insurance investigator, on the trail of a stolen Stradivarius cello, finds his case tangled with Dominic's pursuers, and must cash in favours from old Interpol buddies in his efforts to track the Serbs and uncover their wealthy Canadian protector.
RCMP Corporal Lacey McCrae, the lead sleuth in "When the Bow Breaks," made a previous appearance in the short story Bow Tide, part of "Dead in the Water," a 2006 anthology from Rendezvous Press, and online at Kings River Life in December 2013
Jayne's short fiction has appeared in print for more than twenty years. She won a Saskatchewan Writers Guild award for Princess Alex and the Dragon Deal, the Bony Pete for Each Canadian Son, and a Calgary Writers Association award for The Toothpick Bridge. Other works were short-listed for the Great Canadian Story and long-listed for the Unhanged Arthur (Arthur Ellis Award for Best Unpublished Canadian Crime Novel).
|Jayne at SteamCon II in Bellingham, WA|