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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.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Plane Death by Anne M. Dooley

44. - 225.) Plane Death by Anne M. Dooley – Saskatoon pilot and flight instructor, Elie Meade, works to solve why a plane crashed in northern Saskatchewan killing Professor Jake Essen. She is under suspicion as family friend, Sgt. Griffeth, investigates the death. A second death at her complicates the mystery. The concept is clever. Who would have thought beach balls could be dangerous? The descriptions of Saskatoon are excellent. The hunt for diamonds in Saskatchewan is placed too far north but there are a lot of diamonds in Saskatchewan. Like Gail Bowen’s Saskatchewan heroine, Joanne Kilbourn, Elie has a normal family with spouse and children, a rarity in mystery fiction. The dialogue does not always sound right and the connections are sometimes contrived. Overall it is a good story. Paperback. (Aug. 9/04)

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