1.) Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (569.) – The best in the Inspector Gamache series. The haunting story was a multiple award winner.
2.) Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg (562.) – A great debut legal mystery set in Toronto.
3.) The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen (620.) – A wonderful start to the series of Danish detective, Carl Mørck.
3.) The Sherlockian by Graham Moore (572.) – The book moves between Arthur Conan Doyle and a current Sherlockian
1.) The Cinderella Army by Terry Copp (596.) – The Canadian Army in WW II is given gritty difficult tasks after Normandy.
2.) Simon Wiesenthal by Tom Segev (563.) – A comprehensive biography of the renown Nazi hunter
3.) He Left Them Laughing when He Said Good-bye by Grant MacEwan (589.) – An intriguing look at the early Calgary lawyer, Paddy Nolan
1.) Prairie Hardball by Alison Gordon (588.) – My favourite Saskatchewan mystery featuring Saskatchewan women who played in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League and the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame.
2.) Cake in the Hat Box by Arthur Upfield (574.) – I have come to enjoy the mysteries of Napoleon “Bony” Bonaparte in rural Australia from the 1930’s through the 1960’s. This is the first book I read in the series. Over the year I read two more Bony mysteries.
3.) The Judas Window by John Dickson Carr writing as Dickson Carter (629.) – A superb locked room mystery with a precisely logical solution.
3.) The Mystery of the Moonlight Murder by Roderick Benns (615.) – Future Canadian Prime Minister, John G. Diefenbaker, at 12 years of age solving a rural Saskatchewan mystery in 1908. I would have loved to have had this book when I was 12 years old.