Camille Tate has found the spot she would like to call home......but staying in one place has dangers for a woman who always fades away.When winter comes to Orcas, ice strands Cam indoors. It's time to work on her script, do some caretaking, and recover from the danger of her early time on the island. But Cam is grieving her friends, lost to betrayal, travel, and whatever called Lisa Cannon away with barely a word.What will break Cam's loneliness? JoJo, the rakish son of her boss, offers a charming distraction from all the things Cam should be doing. With him at her side, Cam is swept into a new investigation. Against a backdrop of hilarious island politics and eccentric neighbors, the secrets of Cam's childhood-and her mysterious gift-begin to surface.Praise for The Chameleon Chronicles:
"A delightful and atmospheric adventure set on picturesque Orcas Island, full of boats and romance and theatre people and drinking chocolate and a vulnerable but determined heroine you instantly root for. The rain-lashed small-town setting is so real I want to step right into it."
--Tina Connolly, Nebula-nominated author of Ironskin "If the strange, haunting setting of Orcas Island doesn't drag you under, the introduction to a main character as relatable and smart as she is strange will surely keep you turning pages to find out what will be revealed on the next pages. Orcas Intrigue is a unique, fast-paced, eerie mystery set at what feels like the edge of the world...and it will keep you on the edge of your seat."
--USA Today bestselling author Lyla Payne "Orcas Intrigue is one of those rare cozy mysteries where the landscape-beautiful and compelling-is as much a character as any of the interesting people that inhabit it. Laura Gayle presents Cam as a sympathetic heroine with a real and unusual problem. While reading I needed to know how she was going to learn to deal with that problem so she could get on with her life. I sincerely hope a second volume is in the offing."
--Irene Radford, author of Whistling River Resort Mysteries "A delicious, complext broth of questions, comforts-and deaths."
--Chaz Brenchley, award-winning author of Bitter Waters "Mystery and a touch of magic in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest-chef's kiss!"
--Sherwood Smith, author of Crown Duel