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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.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Last Good Day by Gail Bowen

74. - 255.) The Last Good Day by Gail Bowen – Not her best but the 9th Joanne Kilbourn mystery is a very good story. Of course a mystery featuring Saskatchewan lawyers is bound to be good. It is better than the 8th simply because it is a Saskatchewan story. Joanne is set to enjoy the summer at a legal enclave, Lawyer’s Bay, at a Qu’Appelle Valley lake with the partners of Falconer Shreeve, prominent Regina lawyers in their 40’s. Summer peace is shattered by the drowning death of partner Chris Altieri. Family and firm conflicts complicate the investigation. Former lover, Inspector Alex Kequahtooway, has a special personal connection to the firm. Amidst the turmoil Joanne finds a new love. The ending is a fair but I wish there were less bodies. More likely I am unhappy with the unexpected death of a continuing character. Hardcover. (Dec. 31/04)

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