Valerie Walker’s Publications
Looks Can Kill
21-year-old Laura, an art student from Alberta, is hiking in Italy with friends during the summer of 1956. Her friends are called back to Canada and Laura is left to find her own way to Naples. Her idyllic holiday rapidly turns into a nightmare when she is kidnapped and held captive because of her striking resemblance to a young woman who has just been killed in a car accident. A fast-paced adventure novel with surprising twists and turns that take the reader from the lush vineyards of Tuscany to Naples, Rome and the island of Sardinia. Suitable for ages 15-Adult
Mystery in the Attic
A fast-paced magical mystery set in Calgary in 2005 — Alberta’s centennial year — and 1905. When 14-year old Jamie Owen arrives in Calgary to visit his Canadian cousins, he is bursting to tell them a secret. The secret involves a gypsy, a woodpecker, and three strange gifts. These gifts lead the children to an adventure into Calgary’s past — and the realm of a powerful, ancient magic.
Suitable for ages 10-14
The Quest for Kananaskis
Those of you who have read Mystery in the Attic will be pleased to know that this is another mystery involving cousins Rob, Anne, and Jamie. The adventurous trio, who are now teenagers, find an unusual stone while hiking in Kananaskis Provincial Park. Anne slips it into her pocket, unaware that she has started a spine-tingling chain of events. Before long, they are again travelling back through the ages – this time on a quest for a legendary brave. Suitable for ages 10-14
Val’s War London 1939-1945
A scrap book memoir of the author’s childhood in war-torn London.
Suitable for ages 16-Adult
The Adventures of Hedley the Hedgehog
New: Now Available as an Audio Book
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