The reviews for DOUBLE BLACK are starting to come in! And they’re good!

By Wendy Clinch •  Updated: 11/23/09 •  2 min read


Even though my book, DOUBLE BLACK: A SKI DIVA MYSTERY, isn’t coming out til January 5, reviews are starting to pop up.

So I thought I’d share them here.

From Publisher’s Weekly:

For all its fluffy powder and Green Mountain gemütlich, Vermont’s Spruce Peak has a decidedly sinister side in Clinch’s easy, breezy debut. Bostonian Stacey Curtis, a grad student turned ski bum, quickly discovers that when she finds a dead man with “the jagged oily chain from a chain saw yanked tight around his neck.” Though she has headed for the hills in hopes of lessening the drama in her life (think cheating fiancé), spunky Stacey’s amateur sleuthing efforts send her schussing into fresh intrigue, danger, and just maybe romance with hunky ski patroller/trust funder Chip Walsh. Clinch, a Vermont resident who runs a popular Web site for women who ski ( ), clearly knows-and loves-the terrain, conjuring the kind of bewitching winter wonderland and endearing New England characters that will leave readers antsy for a return visit. (Jan.)

And from Romantic Times, which gave it FOUR STARS:

This first in the new Ski Diva mystery series set in the Green Mountains of Vermont features a smart and sassy lead character with a fun sense of humor and appealing supporting characters. Clinch captures your attention from the start and never lets go with a plot that must be similar to traveling down a slick slalom course with all its twists and turns. This is a wonderfully entertaining way to spend a chilly winter evening.

The book’s already available for pre-orders at,, and So you can actually order it now.

I can hardly believe there’s just over a month til it’s on the shelves. It seems so long ago that I actually wrote it (the summer of ’08), that I almost forget what it’s about. Maybe you should read it and tell me?

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