L.R. Wright was a Canadian author who writes in the mystery genre. She is best known for writing the long-running Karl Alberg series of books. She was also the author of the Edwina Henderson Mystery series as well as several standalone novels.

Wright attended the University of Calgary before heading to UBC and Simon Fraser University where she earned her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. Wright worked as a journalist for much of her career with stings in advertising and acting before turning to writing full-time. Her book, The Suspect, won the 1986 Edgar Award for Best Novel. She is also the recipient of the Arthur Ellis Award.

Publication Order of Karl Alberg Books

The Suspect (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleep While I Sing (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strangers Among Us (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Chill Rain in January (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fall from Grace (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prized Possessions (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Touch of Panic (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mother Love (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Acts of Murder (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Edwina Henderson Mystery Books

Kidnap (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Menace (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Neighbours (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Favorite (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Among Friends (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love in the temperate zone. (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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The Suspect is the first book in the Karl Alberg series and introduces us to RCMP Staff Sergeant Karl Alberg. The story begins when an 80-year-old man named George Wilcox who has just committed a murder. It happened quickly and unexpectedly, and now Wilcox is haunted by guilt, honor, and secrets from the past. Wilcox finds a connection with the town’s librarian and her love interest, Karl Alberg. With Wilcox, the couple end up caught in a crime with a solution that goes beyond justice.

Edwina “Eddie” Henderson is the star of Wright’s Kidnapped. The book is less concerned with whodunit and more concerned with the why. The story begins when a young girl is taken from her aunt’s care. The girl’s mother has just died suddenly and her father is in Hawaii trying to recover. The girl is staying with her aunt when a middle-aged woman tries to assuage her feelings with a desperate act of revenge. It’s up to Eddie to try and put together the pieces of the this psychological puzzle if they are to have any hope of finding the missing girl.

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