Category Archives: Canada

Review: A Colder Kind of Death by Gail Bowen

The 8th book I will count towards the current Canadian Book Challenge is the fourth in its series and won the 1995 Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel. It has been six years since Joanne Kilbourn’s husband was bashed … Continue reading

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Review: Negative Image by Vicki Delany

The 7th book which will count towards my Canadian Book Challenge is the newest installment of Vicki Delany’s Constable Molly Smith series and is due for publication on 2 Nov 2010. This pushes me over the half-way point of the … Continue reading

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Review: The Dead of Midnight by Catherine Hunter

This is the sixth book I’m counting towards the challenge which requires me to read 13 Canadian books by 1 July 2011. It is yet another great book that I probably wouldn’t have stumbled across if it weren’t for participating in a … Continue reading

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Review: The Taken by Inger Ash Wolfe

This is the fifth book for my Canadian Book Challenge and is the second novel from an author whose use of a pseudonym has caused more discussion than the books in some quarters. I’m happy to read the books, whoever … Continue reading

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Review: Dead Politician Society by Robin Spano

A mystery-writing college professor I know recently joked (?) that the reason the victims in her first two books had been college students was that it was more polite behaviour than killing the real thing. As I don’t write fiction … Continue reading

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Review: The Devil’s in the Details by Mary Jane Maffini

This is my third book for the Canadian Book Challenge #4 and puts me at Ishpatina Ridge on the list of 13 mountains to climb (thankfully I’m only climbing virtually). One Labour Day weekend Camilla McPhee, lawyer and victim’s rights … Continue reading

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Review: The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney

I chose this as the second book to count towards the Canadian Book Challenge #4 In 1867 in the small Canadian town of Caulfield a French trapper Laurent Jammet, is murdered. His body is discovered by a neighbour, Mrs Ross, … Continue reading

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Review: April Fool by William Deverell

I’m counting this as the last book on the North American leg of my Global Reading challenge as well as the first stop on my Canadian Book Challenge which measures progress in terms of mountain peaks climbed so I have reached … Continue reading

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Review: Winter of Secrets by Vicki Delany

On Christmas Eve in the small town of Trafalgar in British Columbia a car goes off the road into a frozen river. Despite the efforts of police and rescue workers the two men in the car, Ewan Williams and Jason … Continue reading

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Review: The Calling by Inger Ash Wolfe

Title: The Calling Author: Inger Ash Wolfe Publisher: Corgi [2008] ISBN: 978-0-552-15685-1 Legnth: 512 pages I bought the Calling a few months ago ago after reading an article about new Canadian crime fiction I should be looking out for. I … Continue reading

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