Cold Girl

Cold Girl

"B.C. Blues Crime" series #1

by R. M. Greenaway
  • english-from-canada
  • from-british-columbia
  • mystery-crime
  • series
A popular rockabilly singer has vanished in the snowbound Hazeltons of northern B.C. Lead RCMP investigator David Leith and his team work through the possibilities: has she been snatched by the so-called Pickup Killer, or does the answer lie here in the community, somewhere among her reticent fans and friends? Leith has much to contend with: rough terrain and punishing weather, motel-living and wily witnesses. The local police force is tiny but headstrong, and one young constable seems more hindrance than help — until he wanders straight into the heart of the matter. The urgency ramps up as one missing woman becomes two, the second barely a ghost passing through. Suspects multiply, but only at the bitter end does Leith discover who is the coldest girl of all.


R. M. Greenaway, author

R. M. Greenaway has worked in probation and travelled British Columbia as a court reporter. Her first novel in the B.C. "Blues Crime" series, Cold Girl, won the Unhanged Arthur Ellis Award. She lives in Nelson, B.C.


  • Greenaway brings a keen understanding of love, loyalty, frailty, and greed to her multilayered series debut. - Kirkus Link to review


  • Shortlisted, 2017 Arthur Ellis Award, Best First Novel
  • Winner, 2014 Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency



rights available: World, excl. Canada

Additional Information

number of pages: 428

publication date: 03/26/2016

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book