I might not have blogged, but there are some things that just have to be done--like steam cleaning the carpet after our new puppy decided to do her bizness there.
So what else have I been doing? Reading, for the most part. Yay!
I recently finished Barbara Fradkin's Honour Among Men. Like me, Barbara is a member of Crime Writers of Canada. I've seen her name and read her email posts to our group, but we've never met.
Here's my review:
Honour Among Men is a smorgasbord of mystery, appealing characters and twists and turns!
ISBN 13: 978-1894917360
Publish date: Spetember 2006
Trade paperback; 347 pages; $13.95 US
Fiction; Mystery; Crime
Recommended for: Those who like a traditional 'whodunnit mystery' set in contemporary times.
Honour Among Men brings back Fradkin's interesting protagonist, Inspector Green. This time he's called to a case involving the death of a mysterious woman whose body was dumped on the shore of the Ottawa River. The first order of business? To uncover the woman's identity. The second? To find out why she had a military medal for bravery in her hand.
This fascinating novel takes you from Ontario, Canada, to Croatia via a soldier's missing diary, and it gives you a look into the hearts and souls of soldiers and the atrocities they face every day when they're at war. It also exposes the raw inhumanity of war and how people are forced to make choices 'over there', ones they have to live with afterwards...if they can.
Honour Among Men shows us that politics are often cloaked by past misdeads. Everyone has a past. Some don't want theirs in the limelight, and they'll do anything to keep their secrets. If you enjoy a great mystery novel with vivid scenes, realistic dialogue and a well researched plot, check out Honor Among Men.
~ Cheryl Kaye Tardif, author of three novels set in Canada, including the “compelling “ and “beautiful” Whale Song, the high-octane thriller The River and the sizzling psychic suspense Divine Intervention.