Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Wolf Path Judith van Gieson 1992

an old-time radical who wants to reintroduce wolves comes to New Mexico; lawyer POV   Advertisements

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Land of Burning Heat Judith van Gieson 2003

a bit of writing in an old cross found in Sandoval County New Mexico leads to death; librarian detective; the style bothered me at the beginning but I was satisfied by the end

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The Kidnap Murder Case S. S. Van Dine 1936

well-to-do Holmesian detective in New York City; the footnotes are annoying and the plot does not bear scrutiny  

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The Greene Murder Case S. S. Van Dine 1927

a kind of locked house mystery with an aristocratic PI and police; a bit tedious  

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Tumbleweed Janwillem van de Wetering 1976

murder on a moored boat in Amsterdam; captures a bit too faithfully the police stumbling around until they find the right clue  

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The Maine Massacre Janwillem van de Wetering 1979

two Dutch policemen in a Maine winter; nicely done  

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Just a Corpse at Twilight Janwillem van de Wetering 1994

when an ex-Amsterdam cop gets a call from a fellow ex-cop who may have killed a woman, he goes to Maine to find out what happened and things get weird out; American drug smuggling; I didn’t mind the POV shifts … Continue reading

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