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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.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Mysteries Past and Present next Week

My coming week's posts will start with my next entry on Sunday in Kerrie Smith's meme, Crime Fiction on a Euro Pass. The train reaches Austria in central Europe and I have found a mystery set in the late 1800's near Vienna in the heart of the Austro-Hungarian empire. It features a very unusual sleuth finding a solution to a real life mystery.

Starting Tuesday I will be putting up a series of three posts involving The Goodbye Man by Chad Barton, a new author. The initial post will involve a review of the book whose lead character, Jack Steele, is a 21st Century vigilante. The second post will cover a series of questions involving issues relating to crime and punishment I sent in writing to Chad and his answers. The third post will have my thoughts on the answers. As a lawyer part of my practice has involved criminal law almost totally as a defence counsel. The posts will reflect that background. I am looking forward to hearing from readers about the differing perspectives on criminal law within the posts. 


  1. Bill - It sounds as though you've got an interesting week planned. I happen to really enjoy historical mysteries, so I am looking forward to your post for the Crime Fiction on a Europass meme. And your series on Chad Barton really sounds quite informative and interesting.

  2. Margot: Thanks for the comment. I believe it is going to an interesting week.