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- Bill Selnes
- 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.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Stripped by Brian Freeman
30. – 440.) Stripped by Brian Freeman – With a busy week at work and Rotary Conference I have been away from the blog. I return with a review of a book I read in 2008 by Brian Freeman.
to be with his lover, Serena Dial. He has joined the Las Vegas police force as a detective. Stride is
adapting to LV
but it is not easy for a Minnesotan. A call to deal with a man killed while
engaged with a prostitute becomes a media murder when the victim turns out to
be LV M.J. Lane,
the son of wealthy and reclusive movie mogul Walker Lane. Stride starts working the
case with Amanda Gillen. Each thinks the department is punishing the other by
pairing them with a partner with whom no one else wants to be partner. Amanda
is the first transsexual detective (still retaining male sexual organs) I have
encountered in fiction. At the same time Dial is pursuing the killer of a young
boy. The murders intersect and lead back to the glory days of the soon to be
imploded Sherezade Hotel. The disparate threads are convincingly brought
together. It is more thriller than mystery as the story pounds to a conclusion.
Excellent. Hardcover or paperback. (July 26/08)