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A door in the river
Inger Ash Wolfe
Adult Fiction WOLFE

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From Publishers' Weekly:

In the pseudonymous Wolfe's lethargic third Hazel Micallef mystery (after 2010's The Taken), Hazel, a police detective in Port Dundas, Ont., looks into the death of hardware store owner Henry Wiest, found in the parking lot of a smoke shop on the Queesik Bay reserve, home of the Five Nations. At first, it appears Henry died as the result of anaphylactic shock by a wasp sting, but Hazel wonders why Wiest, a nonsmoker, was parked in the smoke shop's lot. The uncooperative Queesik Bay Police Service increases Hazel's misgivings, especially after she learns that Henry's death wasn't so natural and her team notices strange comings and goings at the Five Nations Casino. A casino/bordello hidden deep in the Canadian woods and a teenage girl bent on revenge against those she believes forced her into prostitution provide a much needed boost, but can't completely elevate the slow plot. Agent: Ellen Levine, Trident Literary. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

The third entry (after The Calling and The Taken) in the Hazel Micallef mystery series opens with a seemingly innocent death. Henry Wiest is pronounced dead after being stung to death on an Indian reservation. Ontario detective Micallef wonders whether this is really the case; after all, why was Henry at the carryout so late that night picking up home furnace filters? When Henry's wife, Cathy, is found in her bathroom with two puncture wounds in her chest, Hazel is convinced Henry's death was no accident. Cathy survives the attack and describes a wild young girl as her attacker. So begins Hazel's hunt for this mysterious killer and her motives. VERDICT For fans and new readers, this is another solid series entry. New readers should start with the earlier books. [Pegasus pushed up the publication date from November after the pseudonymous author outed himself as the literary novelist Michael Redhill (Martin Sloan; Consolation)-Ed.]-Robin Nesbitt, Columbus Metropolitan Lib., OH (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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