Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Little Wolves, by Thomas Maltman
A teenage boy saws off a shotgun, kills the town sheriff, and then shoots himself. The reverberations are felt (and responded to) throughout his small Minnesota town, but most keenly by his widowed father, his teacher, his girlfriend and the coyotes he has raised from pups. The book is filled with family myths and ancient legends, and etymologies; with multiple perspectives and flashbacks; and with sadness and tension.