Monday, October 28, 2013

Book of the Week - The Boy in the Snow by M.J. McGrath

I really enjoyed The Boy in the Snow, second in M.J. McGrath’s Edie Kiglatuk mystery series. It comes out in paperback today. Edie is half Inuit. While helping her ex-husband in the course of him running the Iditarod, she stumbles across a baby, buried in the snow. With an election campaign going hot and heavy, her discovery and the possible involvement of a religious sect lead the reader through a fascinating frozen world. It’s been blurbed as being a read-alike for some of the Scandinavian authors but I liked what I saw as more of a western sensibility. It made me think of some of the books with native American sleuths such as those by Tony Hillerman, Margaret Coel, and C.M. Wendelboe.

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