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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 24, 2016

Crossing the Atlantic

Sharon and I are back at sea on the Rivieria. Part of the Oceania Cruises fleet the ship has a capacity of 1,250 passengers plus almost 800 crew members. We are on a transatlantic voyage and staying on for a Caribbean sojourn. We came aboard in Barcelona and entered the Atlantic last night. Tomorrow we spend the day in Madeira and then across the Atlantic.

I am not sure how often I will be posting. We will see how encouraging the weather is for being outside and how involved we get with ship activities.

From the approximately 2,000 book ship library I have a couple of Maisie Dobbs books and Until Thy Wrath be Past by Asa Larson.

Currently I am reading Conclave by Robert Harris. Moira Redmond at her fine blog, Clothes in Books, piqued my interest with her review of the book. It is off to a fine start and I have become absorbed in the conclave.

I will close as it is time to go to the Captain’s Reception.


  1. Have a wonderful trip, Bill! I hope you thoroughly enjoy it.

  2. Thanks for the good wishes Margot. We are off to a good start.

  3. Thanks so much for the reference to Moira's blog.

    Safe and happy sailing!

    1. Debbie: Thanks for the comment. The cruising is going well.

  4. Sounds fabulous! enjoy yourselves, and I hope my tiny contribution is on the plus side...

  5. Moira: Thanks for the comment. I am glad you wrote about Conclave. Your post tipped the balance on reading the book.

    We are in the midst of the Atlantic. Three days out of Bermuda.

  6. Did you get to spend time in Barcelona? That is a city which I have always wanted to visit.

    Hope you're having a great time and reading experience. That book by Asa Larsson I think is her best in the series.

    1. Kathy D.: Thanks for the comment. We were in Barcelona one day but had a chance again to visit the Sagrada Familia again. It is spectacular. Actually our hotel was 1 1//2 blocks away and the 8th floor terrace looked out a the basilica.

      Thanks for the recommendation on the Larsson book.