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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, January 19, 2011

Arctic Blue Death by R.J. Harlick

23. – 536.) Arctic Blue Death by R.J. Harlick – When I bought the book I thought it was the first Meg Harris Mystery. It is actually the fourth. Meg Harris is summoned home to Rosedale by her imperial mother because of mysterious letters and Inuit prints saying her first husband, Sutton, is alive. He had disappeared over 30 years ago in a plane flying over Baffin Island, now part of Nunavut, Back in Toronto her research into the potential Inuit artist leads to a retired art dealer who turns up dead just before Meg’s second meeting with him. The solution is in the north and Meg flies to Iqaluit. The book is brimming with information on the history and process of creating Inuit prints and sculpture. The book moves at a good pace. The Arctic comes across as a far more interesting than just a cold place. The solution verged on the incredible but Harlick brought it back to reality. Having not read a mystery set in the Arctic I have now read three in the past year. Well done. Paperback. (May 31/10)

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