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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, November 22, 2012

Links to All My Posts in the 2012 Alphabet in Crime Fiction Meme

The 2012 Alphabet in Crime Fiction meme hosted by Kerrie Smith at Mysteries in Paradise has taken me to 26 very different mystery authors. My profiles, reviews of some of their books and some commentary follow. Please click on the title of the post to be taken to the post:
1.) "A" is for Rennie Airth;
2.) "B" is for Gail Bowen;
3.) Kaleidoscope by Gail Bowen;

4.)  "C" is for Robert Crais;

5.) "D" is for William Deverell;

6.) "E" is for Jill Edmondson:

7.) "F" is for Zoe Ferraris;

8.) "G" is for John Grisham - Part I;

9.) "G" is for John Grisham - Part II;

10.) "H" is for Robert Harris;

11.) "I" is for Greg Iles;

12.) "J" is for Stan Jones;

13.) "K" is for Joseph Kanon;

14.) "L" is for Paul Levine;

15.) "M" is for Seicho Matsumoto;

16.) "N" is for Stuart Neville;

17.) "O" is for Gregg Olsen;

18.) "P" is for Edward O. Phillips;

19.) "Q" is for Kwei Quartey;

20.) "R" is for Robert Rotenberg;

21.) "S" is for Josef Skvorecky;

22.) "T" is for Donald Serrell Thomas;

23.) "U" is for Arthur W. Upfield;

24.) "V" is for Michael Van Rooy;

25.) "W" is for L.R. Wright;

26.) "X" is for Qiu Xiaolong Again;

27.) A Loyal Character Dancer;

28.) "Y" is for Scott Young;

29.) Murder in a Cold Climate by Scott Young;

30.) Traditional Outdoor Journeys in Crime Fiction;

31.) "Z" is for Zubro;

32.) The Truth Can Get You Killed by Mark Richard Zubro; and,

33.) 2012 Alphabet in Crime Fiction Meme Roundup.

It is a good time to be reading crime fiction.


  1. Bill - Thanks for this. It'll be good to go back to your posts.

  2. Margot: Thanks for your comment. I am glad you came by.

  3. Great to see your Alphabet posts all listed in one place. There are so many I want to follow up on. I so agree with your statement that it is a good time to be reading crime fiction. About a decade ago I was despairing of finding good authors to read in this area and then I began discovering more and more books that were really good.

  4. TracyK: Thanks for the kind words. Every day I wish I had more time to read all the books I want to read.

  5. Bill, you have opened up a whole new library for me. I have made a note of all these authors and their books. I need to read more crime fiction than I do, perhaps 2013 onward. many thanks.

  6. Prashant: Thanks for the comment and kind words. The 26 are a fine group of authors.