Blackfly Season

by Giles Blunt | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0679314423 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingrureadingwing of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 6/7/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingrureadingwing from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, June 07, 2011
John and Lise try to find who is trying to kill a young woman with amnesia. The plot moves through the local biker connections, gruesome Palo Mayombe rituals, and the slippery, sad trials John endures with his wife Catherine.
The author shows the depth of love between John and his wife, who struggles with bipolar manic depression. The emotions of those characters ring true and not saccharine which evokes empathy for them.
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Journal Entry 2 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (6/7/2011 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Passing along book 3 in the series to Minerva101 at the Coffee Cat Cafe whilst enjoying tea and conversation.

Journal Entry 3 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, June 08, 2011
I received this book from rureading yesterday at Coffee Cats. I had a lovely time and totally enoyed our talk :)
Thanks so much for bringing this book for me! I`m going to save it for summer reading on my lawn chair.

Journal Entry 4 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Exellent book! I couldn`t put it down and ended up reading it in less than a day and a half. Giles Blunt is truly a master crime writer - it doesn`t get any better...
I am going to have to buy my Dad a copy of this book - I thought it was pretty cool when I read the acknowledgements at the back of the book that the author consulted several professionals in the course of writing the book and I recognized one of the names. My father is friends with one of them - Dr. Felix Sperling of University of Alberta - cool! What a small world!
Thanks again for sharing this with me, rureading - it made a fantastic summer read!

Journal Entry 5 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, October 09, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (10/9/2011 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Finally popped this book in the mail today. It is off to one of my favorite bookcrossers, JudySlump612, as one of her choices from the Mysteries/Thrillers Around the World VBB hosted by bookstogive.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did - I think Giles Blunt is a fantastic mystery author!
Happy Reading!
:)

Journal Entry 6 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Thursday, October 20, 2011
Arrived safely today. Thank you, both rureading and Minerva101, for sharing one of your national treasures!

Journal Entry 7 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Thursday, December 01, 2011
This was really wonderful - I see why rureading and Minerva101 liked it so well, and I have already started requesting other Blunt books from my library. Plotting and writing were both excellent. The part about forensic entomology (a completely new field to me!) was especially interesting. Minerva, your dad must be pretty cool himself to have such expert friends!

Here is a small quibble: one character, who demonstrates at least average intelligence, knows that she was a victim of a murder attempt, and that if the would-be murderers know she's still alive, they'll stop at nothing to finish the job. She understands that she's been sequestered to prevent just that. But then she gets bored... and wanders around town, asking about getting in touch with drug dealers, just to make sure she attracts the wrong attention. Blunt's intention can only be to add extra drama to the climax. But really, the book already has plenty of drama and tension, without adding such a pointless extra twist.

This is in the category of books too good for wild release. DrSlump has already said he wants to read it, so it goes on his side of the bed now. After that, I'll take it to our next Twin Cities meet-up so another appreciative reader will have a chance at it.

Journal Entry 8 by wingJudySlump612wing at Given away, Bookcrossing Meetup -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, January 15, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (1/15/2012 UTC) at Given away, Bookcrossing Meetup -- Controlled Releases

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Handed to quietorchid at our monthly BC Meetup

Journal Entry 9 by quietorchid at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Monday, January 16, 2012
Judyslump612 slips me the best books....

This was quite good. A little gory at one spot, (describing religious habits of a perpetrator), but taut, intriguiing and a satisfying ending. I even got the feeling of how bad the blackflies couod be in a wet spring.

Journal Entry 10 by quietorchid at Groundswell Coffee in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (2/12/2012 UTC) at Groundswell Coffee in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Left on the shelves.

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