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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, January 19, 2011

High Season by Jon Loomis

27. – 540.) High Season by Jon Loomis – Former Baltimore homicide detective, Frank Coffin, is back in his hometown of Provincetown, Massachusetts adjusting to a leadership change in the police department from his corrupt cousin to an efficient administrator. The resort community has become the summer destination of choice gays and lesbians. When Pentecostal preacher, the Rev. Ronald Merkin, is found murdered on the beach wearing a bright summer dress (apparently straight men cross dressing are called “tall ships”) the media swarm Provincetown. Coffin and another officer, Lola Winters, start searching for the murderer. As the body count builds the pressure to find a solution escalates within the town administration. Coffin is an interesting guy. For some reason I felt more uncomfortable with the references to gay sexual lifestyles than I do in Anthony Bidulka’s books. It is a good mystery. Paperback. (June 26/10)

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