Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Cold Storage, Alaska, by John Straley
John Straley's Alaska is an odd place, and Cold Storage is one of the oddest of them all. Apparently, this is where Ellie Hobbes and Slip Wilson, from The Big Both Ways, ended up and where Ellie's niece Annabelle raised her sons. When the book begins older son Miles, a physician's assistant, is providing the closest thing to health care available in Cold Storage, and younger son Clive is just completing seven years in prison. Clive's return to Cold Storage brings trouble galore in its wake. I love Straley's writing, characters, and heart, and am beyond pleased that there is another book in this trilogy.