The Glenwood Treasure

Glenwood_TreasureHistoric homes, ravines, and family secrets all figure in The Glenwood Treasure, a curl-up and enjoy work of literary fiction that updates and honours the traditions of such suspense classics as Josephine Tey’s Brat Farrar and Daphne DuMaurier’s Rebecca.

The plot concerns shy schoolteacher Blithe Morrison, who takes refuge for the summer with her affluent parents after the breakdown of her marriage. Blithe’s return home evokes memories of a lifelong sibling rivalry with her golden boy older brother, now a diplomat posted in England. But when she befriends a lonely eleven-year-old girl, and takes on a local history research project, Blithe uncovers truths about a rumoured buried treasure that forever alter her perceptions of her family, her friends, and herself.

Shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel.

Serialized in 15 parts on CBC Radio’s Between the Covers.

“Kim Moritsugu writes about the sad and lovely ‘truths of the human heart.’ The Glenwood Treasure is a feast, created by a writer with a calling and a gift.
– Joe Kertes, author of Winter Tulips and Boardwalk

The Glenwood Treasure sparkles with the wit of Noel Coward, and gives sharp insight into an upper class enclave where the treasure is not always what it seems.”
– Antanas Sileika, author of Buying on Time, Woman in Bronze, and Underground.

The Glenwood Treasure has suggestions of the late Timothy Findley and more than a hint of the old Nancy Drew mysteries. But, given the strength of this book, it seems more fitting to drop the comparisons and allow Moritsugu her own place on the literary landscape.” – The Globe and Mail

“Kim Moritsugu is a witty social observer and the book deftly blends a comedy of manners into the mystery.”    – Toronto Star

 “A cozy read … Moritsugu is a good writer with an appealing central character that will awaken the inner girl in all of us.”    – National Post