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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.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

22. – 72.) Death Benefit by Thomas Perry - A new hero, John Walker, investigates insurance fraud with a seasoned pro, Max Stillman. Their pursuit is intriguing but the ending is obvious and implausible. Paperback (July 2/01)

23. – 73.) A Painted House by John Grisham - A vivid portrayal of farm life in the early 1950's in Arkansas told by a 7 year old boy in cotton picking season. Excellent. Hardcover (July 9/01)

24. – 74.) Thirteenth Night by Alan Gordon - Fool Feste, disguised as the merchant Octavius, in 1201 travels to the Duchy of Orsina to solve the mystery of the death of the Duke. Excellent, at least paperback (July 16/01)

25. – 75.) Special Circumstances by Sheldon Siegel - Mike Daley, former priest and big firm lawyer, conducts a spirited defence of a former partner against a double murder charge of killing two members of his former firm. Very good. Paperback (July 23/01)

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