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Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada
I am a lawyer in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada who enjoys reading, especially mysteries. Since 2000 I have been writing personal book reviews. This blog includes my reviews, information on and interviews with authors and descriptions of mystery bookstores I have visited. I strive to review all Saskatchewan mysteries. Other Canadian mysteries are listed under the Rest of Canada. As a lawyer I am always interested in legal mysteries. I have a separate page for legal mysteries. Occasionally my reviews of legal mysteries comment on the legal reality of the mystery. You can follow the progression of my favourite authors with up to 15 reviews. Each year I select my favourites in "Bill's Best of ----". As well as current reviews I am posting reviews from 2000 to 2011. Below my most recent couple of posts are the posts of Saskatchewan mysteries I have reviewed alphabetically by author. If you only want a sentence or two description of the book and my recommendation when deciding whether to read the book look at the bold portion of the review. If you would like to email me the link to my email is on the profile page.

Monday, December 13, 2010

31. – 81.) Hostage by Robert Crais - A worn out hostage negotiator goes to the suburbs as a police chief and gets caught up in a complex hostage situation. Good but not as great as Demolition Angel. Hardcover. (Sept. 15/01)

32. – 82.) Roses are Red by James Patterson - Alex Cross works to solve a series of extremely brutal bank robberies arranged by the Mastermind. Clever but not a buy. (Sept. 20/01)

33. – 83.) Bitterroot by James Lee Burke - Texas defence attorney, Billy Bob Holland, travels to rural Montana where rape and murder abound. Poetic language but I do not believe Montana is populated by so many stereotypical bad guys. Paperback. (Sept. 26/01)

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