Down Came the Rain

By (author): Raye Anderson

After a dangerous incident, Sergeant Roxanne Calloway left the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit and is now working as the Team Commander of the Fiskar Bay detachment. Roxanne is adjusting to her new job when the body of retired Sergeant Bill Gilchrist, her predecessor, is discovered in a ditch at the side of the road.

Spring in Fiskar Bay often means flooding, as the normally peaceful stream–home to ducks and teals and the occasional blue heron during the warmer months–fills to the top of its banks with fast-moving, murky brown water, sweeping chunks of ice and broken tree branches along with it. The locals from the close-knit community show up in droves to help sandbag and Roxanne organizes the local RCMP to help with the effort.

Then another RCMP officer is found dead, and tensions begin to rise as quickly as the water levels. Roxanne moved to Fiskar Bay to keep herself out of harm’s way, but with a cop killer on the loose, she isn’t sure who she can trust. Can Roxanne find the killer before it’s too late?


Raye Anderson

Raye Anderson is a Scots Canadian who spent many years running theatre schools and presenting creative arts programmes for arts organizations, notably at the Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg. She now called Manitoba’s Interlake home, where she is part of a thriving arts community. She has published four books in the Roxanne Calloway Mystery series: And We Shall Have Snow (shortlisted for the 2021 CWC Best Crime First Novel and the 2021 WILLA Literary Award for Original Softcover Fiction), And Then Is Heard No More, Down Came the Rain, and Sing a Song of Summer. Her work has taken her across Canada, from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast, and as far north as Churchill and Yellowknife, as well as to the West Indies and her native Scotland.


Down Came the Rain is [a] short but terrific murder mystery…” — Nick Martin, Winnipeg Free Press


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256 Pages
8.00in * 5.25in * .55in


April 15, 2022


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FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths



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