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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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Crime Fiction on a EuroPass Meme

I enjoyed participating in Kerrie Smith’s Alphabet in Crime Fiction meme at her blog Mysteries in Paradise so much I have signed up for her next meme, Crime Fiction on a EuroPass.

Starting Monday, August 1 the EuroPass Express starts out in England and will spend the next 12 weeks weaving up and down and across the continent.

Kerrie has set out the stops:

1. Monday 1 August England – this is our starting point, and as with all the countries we visit, you can choose exactly where your post takes us.

2. Monday, 8 August Spain/Portugal

3. Monday, 15 August France

4. Monday, 22 August Holland / Belgium

5. Monday, 29 August Denmark

6. Monday, 5 September Germany

7. Monday, 12 September Austria

8. Monday, 19 September Switzerland

9. Monday, 26 September The Czech Republic

10. Monday, 3 October Italy

11. Monday, 10 October Greece

12. Monday, 17 October Turkey

Each week participants will be invited to post:

1. A book review (create a new one or revive and old one); or

2. An author profile; or,

3. A reading syllabus for crime fiction either set in this country, or written by authors from this country

I have posts for several of the countries.

Some will be difficult. Holland / Belgium will be a challenge. At the present time I have no ideas for Austria and the Czech Republic.

Jose Ignacio at his blog, The Game’s Afoot, already has posts planned or ideas in place for every stop.

I hope there will be lots of participants. The more aboard the better the ride.


  1. Bill - I'm glad you'll be participating in this meme. I agree with you that it'll be an interesting ride :-). I look forward to your contributions to it.

  2. I can recommend Simone van der Vlugt, The Reunion, for Holland.

  3. Margot: Thanks for the comment. I hope you will be participating.

    Dorte: Thanks. I am starting my search around Saskatchewan.

  4. Bill, thank you for your reference.