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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.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

50.) Powers of the Sword by Wilbur Smith – Centaine Courtney and her son, Shasa Courtney, are intertwined with Lothar de la Rey, and son, Manfred de la Rey, between the World Wars in South Africa. Good. (Dec. 30/00)

49.) O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King – Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell travel around Palestine in 1919, in disguise, as part of an operation to unmask an intrigue under way in the Holy Land. Much better than the last one. Paperback buy. (Dec. 26/00)

48.) Tricks by Ed McBain – Another 87th Precinct procedural set on Hallowe’en. Excellent as usual. Paperback buy. (Dec. 21/00)

47.) The Marching Season by Daniel Silva – Michael Osbourne returns to the CIA to help track down rogue Northern Ireland Protestant terrorists trying to break the Easter Peace Agreement. Fast paced / more character development than most thrillers / certainly paperback buy. (Dec. 19/00)

46.) The Lion’s Game by Nelson DeMille – A lone Libyan assassin bent on revenge for the 1986 bombing of Libya is pursued by John Corey – great plot. Hardcover/Paperback buy. (Dec. 8/00)

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