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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.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

45.) A Cinderella Affidavit by Michael Fredrickson – An affidavit featuring imaginary people and events involves a young Boston lawyer in a murder of a policeman, commercial law manipulations and major law firm politics – good, paperback buy. (Nov. 30/00)

44.) Legacy of the Dead by Charles Todd – Inspector Rutledge pursues two faint trails in a Scottish murder case with Hamish’s constant comments in his head. Hardcover. (Nov. 21/00)

43.) The Spinster and the Prophet by A.B. McKillop – The fascinating story of how H.G. Wells stole the work of Florence Deeks of Toronto for his history of the world and the resulting trial over literary piracy. A great book. (Nov. 15/00) (Best non-fiction of 2000)

42.) Jupiter’s Bones by Faye Kellerman – A Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus mystery involving the death of an L.A. cult leader whose beliefs flow from modern physics. Excellent. Hardcover. (Nov. 17/00)

41.) McNally’s Folly by Vincent Lardo (Lawrence Sanders is deceased) – A light amusing caper continuing the series of Palm Beach sleuth, Archy McNally, in which he deals with a psychic to the wealthy. The style is more substantial than the plot. Nice (library). (Oct. 29/00)

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