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That Sleep of Death: A Sam Wiseman Mystery

2.9 of 5 stars 2.90  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Sam Wiseman runs an independent bookstore near McGill University in the heart of Montreal. His existence is untroubled and his relationships are steady - until the day he stops a shoplifter. Out of this seemingly innocent incident, Sam becomes friends with Gaston Lemieux, a police detective with a great affection for nineteenth-century British novels.

The friendship comes i
ebook, 220 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Dundurn Group (first published April 1st 2001)
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The real mystery and the real question to a one star review is probably "why did you finish the book?" The answer is because I downloaded it with some anticipation because the setting was partially a bookstore. Oh well.

It would be unfair and unkind to compare this mystery with a P.D. James, Martha Grimes, Peter Robinson or Louise Penny. This mystery does not pretend to be in that league. It is, as they say, a cosy mystery, and I should have known better.

The story's premise is that a police detec
Richard King- That Sleep of Death (Dundurn Press 2002) 3 Stars

When Montreal bookstore owner Sam Wiseman finds a body of a client dead, his life changed. He now finds himself trying to clear his name and find out just who was guilty of the murder. Working with the police he finds himself out of his league, but is intrigued by the investigation.

It was a bit of a slow start to the book, that had me unsure if I would finish. It never did really become gripping, but was still interesting enough to ke
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