Saturday, December 5, 2009
Lunenburg by Keith Baker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My favorite bookseller in Stratford, Ontario suggested this title to me a couple of years ago and it's been sitting waiting since then. I bought it because of the title. A trip to Nova Scotia years back included an overnight in Lunenburg, a charming and colorful small village on the coast.
Keith Baker doesn't disappoint. His descriptions of Halifax, Lunenburg and the surrounding areas are evocative. But it's the thirty year old mystery that keeps you turning pages into the wee hours of the morning. Three other titles are listed for the author: "Inheritance", "Reckoning", and "Engram". Good luck finding them in your local library or even on Amazon, which is a shame because the author is well known in Great Britain.
From the cover "Annie Welles is an officer with the Robbery and Violent Crimes Unite of the Halifax Regional Police - a high-pressure job which has cost her her marriage."
Well drawn characters, intrigue, a little romance and a satisfactory conclusion make this a highly recommended thriller.
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