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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.

Monday, October 31, 2011

One Book, Two Book, Three Book, Four… and Five…, by Simon at Stuck in a Book

Today when I was checking Jose Ignacio’s blog at TheGame’s Afoot I found his take on the meme, One Book, Two Book, Three Book, Four… and Five…, by Simon at Stuck in a Book.

As I looked around other blogs it popped up here and there including Bernadette’s Reactions to Reading with some variations from the original.

With this post I join the meme:

1.) The book I'm currently reading: Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone. The book has been on my TBR pile for a long time. It is off to a fascinating start with former Miami police officer, Max Mingus, just out of jail, getting ready to travel to Haiti to pursue a kidnapped child.

2.) The last book I finished: The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen. The book had been highly recommended by mand and was an excellent book. As the plot unfolded I found myself accelerating the reading pace to see what was going to happen next in the book. I will be putting up a review later this week.

3.) The next book I want to read: The Bushman Who Came Back by Arthur Upfield. I have already read two of the Napoleon Bonaparte series this year and enjoyed them. The book has been tantalizing me for some time sitting there anxious to be read.

4.) The last book I bought: The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith. As Child 44 was at the top of My Best of 2010 for Fiction I am looking forward to reading this book.

5.) The last book I was given: The Goodbye Man by Chad Barton. I wrote a trio of posts about the vigilante killer featured in the book. I found it a challenge to write about a character whose actions are contrary to my beliefs in our system of justice.

6.) The last book I borrowed from the library: An easy answer as it is Murder on the Matterhorn by Glyn Carr. My review is the post below this post.

7.) The most recent e-book read: I am not reading e-books for pleasure. All day I read documents and court cases at the office and do not want to read more off a screen when I come home.

It has been a fun meme.


  1. Nice Post, Bill. I'm looking forward to reading your review of TKOLC.

  2. Bill - I like your choices here! And I, too, am very eager to read your review of The Keeper of Lost Causes. I'm so glad you included that one here.

  3. Jose Ignacio and Margot: Thanks for the comments. The review will be up soon.