Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The Calling, Inger Ash Wolfe
I love the characters in this book, Hazel Micallef, the 61-year-old police chief of a small rural town in Ontario, her mom, Emily, and her co-workers, including James Wingate. I was even kind of fond of the serial killer. Hazel is smart and driven, a little sad about her failed marriage and distant children, and very human. The serial killer offers terminally ill people a peaceful way to die, but then he mutilates their bodies in some pretty grisly ways. I'll keep an eye out for the pseudonymous Wolfe.