What a lovely book! Set in Toronto, with familiar locations for me here in Central Ontario, the victim has a cottage in Bala, lovely coincidence! Familiar enough with the city, I can create the scene in my imagination - a nice treat.
I quite like the book, a murder-mystery. With lots of procedural details, familiar police protocols for Ontario, clever plotting and 'chemistry' between characters, Harriet Jeffries & John Sanders , it is a terrific summer read. I packed it on my trip to the north!
After twisting my ankle (and not climbing big rocks), hubby's pension worries, finding ant damage in our walls, and rot in an eavestrophe malfunction, it is so delightful to escape reality into a novel that creates realistic characters that I like, with a plot that makes sense, and twists that I (in my middle-aged befuddlement?) cannot perceive.
The author has a number of book out. What I like about the book list, inside the front cover, is that they place the year beside it. Nothing like trying to determine which order they are written in!
Writing as Medora Sale: the Harriet Jeffries/John Sanders series:
Murder on the Run. Toronto: Paperjacks, 1985
Murder in Focus. New York: Scribners, 1989; Toronto: Penguin, 1989
Murder in Good Cause. New York: Scribners, 1990; Toronto: Penguin, 1990
Sleep of the Innocent. New York: Scribners, 1991
Pursued by Shadows. New York: Scribners, 1992
A Short Cut to Santa Fe. New York: Scribners, 1994
Winner, Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel, 1986 ñ Murder on the Run
Nominated, Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original. Remedy for Treason
Nominated, Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, 1999. Remedy for Treason
Winner, Barry Award for Best Paperback Original, 2000. An Antidote for Avarice
Nominated, Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original. An Antidote for Avarice