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ISBN:1926741234
Author: Kay Stewart
ISBN13: 978-1926741239
Title: Sitting Lady Sutra (Danutia Dranchuk Mystery)
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Publisher: TouchWood Editions (October 15, 2011)
Pages: 264

Sitting Lady Sutra (Danutia Dranchuk Mystery) by Kay Stewart



RCMP Constable Danutia Dranchuk is investigating a mysterious death at Sitting Lady Falls. The evidence she gathers points to three separate stories, leaving her with more questions than answers. Is this murder connected to two earlier killings of Aboriginal women? Are all three the work of the same killer? Some of the details are hitting a little too close to home, and Danutia is forced to examine her friendship with forensics head Corporal Surinder Sharma and his family. Deftly woven into Danutia’s investigation are the stories of two other characters. Sitting Lady Sutra works both as a mystery and a synthesis of our beliefs and sorrows: honest and complex story-telling. Don Graves, Hamilton Spectator. keeps the action moving and the characters peppy.

Sitting Lady Sutra book. This is the second Danutia Dranchuk police procedural in Kay Stewart’s series, and I’m hoping there will be many more. Feb 23, 2011 Lou Allin rated it it was amazing. More than a mystery, Sitting Lady Sutra is a culturally fascinating tale of families forced apart – and drawn together – by violent crimes. While the investigation into a serial killer forms the backdrop for this novel set in 1996 Victoria, BC, the characters and their interactions are th Opening sentence: RCMP Constable Danutia Dranchuk pinned another crime scene photo to the board, this one showing Esther Mike’s distorted face, her eyes and neck bulging from the red ribbon used to strangle her.

RCMP Constable Danutia Dranchuk is investigating a mysterious death at Sitting Lady Falls. Deftly woven into Danutia’s investigation are the stories of two other characters

Author Kay Stewart pulls the threads together in an unexpected and dramatic resolution at Sitting Lady Falls. Kay Stewartis co-author of the mystery novel A Deadly Little List(2006), the first in the Danutia Dranchuk series; sole author of the second, Sitting Lady Sutra(2011); and co-author of the third, Unholy Rites(2013). She taught English at the University of Alberta for twenty years and has co-authored two textbooks on writing, Essay Writing for Canadian Studentsand Forms of Writing.

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Series: Constable Danutia Dranchuk (book 2). Members. Constable Danutia Dranchuk (book 2). Canonical title. Original publication date.

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Written by Kay Stewart, Audiobook narrated by Liza Ross. In Sitting Lady Sutra, Ross commands the perceptive voice of Constable Dranchuk as well as a wide range of other characters with various accents.

RCMP Constable Danutia Dranchuk is investigating a mysterious death at Sitting Lady Falls. The evidence she gathers points to three separate stories, leaving her with more questions than answers. Is this murder connected to two earlier killings of Aboriginal women? Are all three the work of the same killer? Some of the details are hitting a little too close to home, and Danutia is forced to examine her friendship with forensics head Corporal Surinder Sharma and his family.

Deftly woven into Danutias investigation are the stories of two other characters. Parolee Ritchie Taylor fears that the unidentified body from the waterfall is his estranged daughters, who was supposed to meet him after his release from prison, but never showed. Awkward busboy Trav cant seem to help behaving suspiciously.

Author Kay Stewart pulls the threads together in an unexpected and dramatic resolution at Sitting Lady Falls.

Reviews: 6
Hunaya
"There is no frigate like a book," said fellow agoraphobiac Emily Dickinson. "Sitting Lady Sutra" takes me to the exotic locale of Vancouver Island. Yes, to we Texans, the island with its legendary beauty, Native American (in Canada called First Nations) culture with undecipherable totem poles, and, as the reader learns, a thriving Hindu-Indian culture. In this police procedural, Stewart's constable,Danutia Dranchuk is invited by the wise medical examiner, Sharma, into his family's home to celebrate the festival, Dussehra. Danutia's treads with grace into this celebration, observating the family dynamic of three generations and the tensions of this complex, loving immigrant family. As one who lived and worked in a culture where I was a five per cent Anglo minority, I can testify to the reality of entering the personal world of a culture not one's own. Stewart excels in taking me on yet such another cultural adventure.

Sharma's family's becomes entertwined in the parallel story of parolee, Richie Taylor, who is trying to rebuilt his life after prison. Richie is also a recovering alcoholic, seeking to both avoid temptation, stay honest, and make amends. Again, I give personal testimony to having rebuilt my life from devastating circumstances (though not prison) and alcohol addiction. The journey of Richie is fraught with pain, not easy, yet is one of transformation, the theme of this mystery. The character of Richie is developed so that the reader knows him as a person, not a one dimensional plug-in for the other thread of the plot.

In short, "Sitting Lady Sutra," is so well-written that it spills beyond the pure escapism of most mysteries much as Scott Turow's work does.

One puzzle alone will keep me reading Stewart's mysteries--that is the mystery behind Danuta's past that unfolds more in this second novel. The backstory of detective Danuta has this reader asking for more, more of this ambitious, driven young woman with relationship problems that require psychiatric analysis. While reading "Sitting Lady," I was watching the first season of "The Killing: Who Killed Rosie Larsen." The American version (having run first in Europe) is set in Seattle, so close to Vancouver Island. But it is the female detective who reminds me of Danutia as she neglects her relationships, is tightly wound, intensely private, and consumed by finding justice. After all, it is the protagonist, the detective who keeps the reader coming back again and again for more mysteries to be solved, more insights, more justice to be served.

After finishing "Sitting Lady," I googled Sitting Lady Falls and the park. The photo makes clear the name of the falls; other photos fill in the visual picture of the scenes in "Sitting Lady Sutra." Nothing like a few snapshots for we Texans to complete our journey to Vancouver Island.

The book is now in paperback, so cybermonday I will finish off my Christmas shopping with copies of "Sitting Lady Sutra."

And, dear Canadian friends, poetry lovers everywhere, I want to add a bit of Texas to the Belle of Amherst's poems. Try using the tune to "The Yellow Rose of Texas" (surely you all know it) for all of Dickinson's poetry. Same meter...you'll be surprised that Texas honors her such. Yup, we Texans love poetry and vicarious travel, different cultures, and a great mystery novel.
Ziena
We all have secrets. We all have a past. But as long as we're living, we have a future too, and the challenging task of living in the present is bridging from what has gone before to what is yet to be.

In Sitting Lady Sutra (Danutia Dranchuk Mystery), Kay Stewart has assembled a host of characters driven to resolve their past - some willfully, others reluctantly - into a present that they can cope with. Ritchie, led to a life of crime from a tragic accident, is now out of prison and desperately reaching for rehabilitation. Corporal Surinder Sharma, son of refugees from the devastation of Partition and brother to a beloved but belligerent sister who died young, is struggling to be a bridge for his children and a niece needing to reconcile their two-headed heritage as both Indians and Canadians. Two youngsters, a boy and a girl, seeking in very different ways after the fathers that fate had denied them both. A mother, struggling to raise a daughter without knowing whether the father who was never quite a husband is dead or alive. From this mix, a victim and a murderer emerge in the mist of Sitting Lady Sutra Falls.

Constable Danutia Dranchuk, already deep into the mystery of two murdered Aboriginal women in the vicinity of the Falls on Vancouver Island, has a past of her own: estranged from her parents, angered by the pointless death of her brother, taunted by redheads for her braces as a child, sexually molested as a teenager (or was she?), failing at her relationships with men. To this baggage is added the necessity of working with a grown-up red-headed investigator who is decidedly cool to collaborating with her.

Danutia plods through the plot of this engaging mystery, gradually unpeeling the past of each of its participants, growing ever closer to solving the mystery of what happened on that path in the woods to the Falls. Stewart's skillful narration takes us through the complexity of the characters and the twists of the story with seamless effort, telling us enough to understand what happened to everyone and why, but leaving us wishing for a little more. What about Jennifer Farrell, the red-headed reluctant collaborator with Danutia; what is her story? And why, exactly, can't Danutia find a decent, reasonably ordinary man? What would a good mystery novel be if it didn't tempt us toward a little psychoanalysis?

Like A Deadly Little List, co-written by Stewart with Chris Bullock, Sitting Lady Sutra informs as well as entertains us. In the latter case we learn a little from the wisdom of the ancient culture of India. Like the multi-headed gods of the Hindu pantheon, we are all multiple characters with more than one dimension. And regardless of our past, life unfolds toward the future, bringing in fortunate cases for those who seek it, a measure of redemption.

Read this nicely crafted, taut, and thoroughly enjoyable story quickly, as Kay Stewart and Chris Bullock apparently have Constable Dranchuk already headed for new adventures in Nova Scotia or London.
deadly claw
Beautifully written. I found myself as engaged by the rugged, evocative Vancouver Island setting as much as by the layered characters and the resonant plot.
Marirne
Boring; not much story but plenty of filler.