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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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New to Me Authors for January to March of 2015

The first quarter of 2015 has gone by swiftly. During the three months I read books by four new fiction authors and two non-fiction authors.

The books and authors of fiction are:

     1.) Last of the Independents by Sam Wiebe;

     2.) Or the Bull Kills You by Jason Webster;

     3.) The Hills is Lonely by Lillian Beckwith; and,

     4.) The Blackhouse and The Lewis Man by Peter May.

The non-fiction books and authors are:

     1.) Tough Crimes edited by C.D. Evans and Lorene Shyba; and,

     2.) 41 by George W. Bush.

As I looked at the books I found myself in a quandary. I greatly enjoyed reading all of the books. Thus I am going to indulge myself in a blogger's  prerogative and decline to pick a favourite from either the fiction or non-fiction books.

I recommend all of the above books.

I further recommend readers to go on over to Kerrie Smith's excellent blog, Mysteries in Paradise, where she hosts this meme.


  1. I'm so glad you had a good reading quarter, Bill; that's the best kind :-). And I do very much want to read Tough Crimes. It sounds like such an interesting read.

    1. Margot: I am confident you will enjoy Tough Crimes. It is a book to be read and reflected upon.

  2. Bill, I'm only familiar with Peter May and I have been meaning to read his books. I'm behind in my own reading of nonfiction books.

  3. Prashant: Thanks for the comment. I think you would find 41 an interesting book. It has a significant look at George Bush Sr.'s involvement with American foreign relations.