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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.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

27. – 77.) Hugger Mugger by Robert B. Parker - Spenser travels to Georgia to investigate horse shootings. Sparkling dialogue but not one of the best in the series. Paperback (Aug. 15/01) 

29. – 79.) Contrary Blues by John Billheimer - Government auditor, Owen Allison, heads to Contrary, West Virginia where chicanery abounds with a federal bus subsidy. Somewhat implausible start but gets better and better, especially in character development. Paperback(?) (Aug. 29/01)

28. – 78.) In the Beginning by Alister McGrath - A fascinating account of the development of the King James Bible. I learned a lot about the process and politics of Biblical translation. (Aug. 22/01) 

26. – 76.) Red Light by T. Jefferson Parker - Sheriff's investigator, Merci Rayborn, investigates the death of prostitutes (one killed now and one killed 32 years ago). Much more complex in personal relationships than the average procedural. Excellent (Aug. 1/01)

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