Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
A Door in the River, by Inger Ash Wolfe
Wolfe is a ferociously skilled writer, and his creation Hazel Micallef is one of my favorite fictional characters. Micallef is a Detective Inspector in a small town in Ontario. She is investigating a series of attacks taking place on or near a First Nations reserve, while dealing with provincial police politics, an ailing mother, tribal police, and the uncertain future of her county. Plotting, dialogue, pacing and relationships are peerless, and humor, heart and tension are employed in perfect balance.