April 25, 2004

Murder in a Cold Climate, Scott Young

Like the Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow, this is set in the far North. In this case, the Northwest Territories of Canada; somewhat earlier than the Stabenows; and written in the first person, in the voice of a Native in the RCMP. I like the voice; he burbles on in his head while presenting a dry, Raymond Chandler-like tough guy image.

The mystery is OK too, with a suitably adventurous ending.

ISBN: 0-14-012336-9

So wrote clew in Mystery. | TrackBack
And thus wrote others:

There's a lot more "talking into the camera" anthropolgy in this one than the Stabenow books. Part of that sounded like a Canadian trying to explain Canadian concepts like Metis to the US market.

yclept: some guy at April 26, 2004 11:39 AM

It's a few years earlier than the first Kate Shugak book, isn't it? so might have needed to do that bit more explaining.

I agree it's info-dump, but I think dressing the info-dump as everything the taciturn guy thinks but doesn't say is tidy.

yclept: clew at April 27, 2004 02:51 PM
TrackBacks turned off...