The books and authors are:
1.) No Known Grave by Maureen Jennings;
2.) Killing Pilgrim by Alen Mattich;
3.) Swedes' Ferry by Allan Safarik;
4.) None So Blind by Barbara Fradkin;
5.) Cold Mourning by Brenda Chapman; and,
6.) Signature Kill by David Levien
The only unique stat from the sextet is that 5 of the authors are Canadian. David Levien is not a Canadian author.
Out of the 6 books I choose Swedes' Ferry as my favourite for the quarter. It is not the best book. Killing Pilgrim is a better book but I am not required to pick the "best".
Swedes' Ferry has an unusual combination of genres in that it is both a Western and a mystery. Better yet it is partially set in what is now Saskatchewan. Back in 1894 when the book takes place the area was part of the Assiniboia Territory. It also has an ending that is not conventional.
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