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The Dead of Winter (Blackwater Bay #3)

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To Jess, Michigan in January is cold and dull: almost as dull as her job teaching home economics to unruly teen girls at the high school; almost as dull as her life, she muses, while staring out her frosted window at frozen Blackwater Bay. Suddenly Jess spies an old ice fisherman running wildly to shore after a day on the bay. At first she thinks he's drunk, which wouldn't ...more
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Published by Little Brown and Company (first published 1995)
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The little town of Blackwater Bay is trying to get ready for the annual ice carnival, but the discovery of a body locked underneath the ice interrupts the preparations. Local sheriff Matt Gabriel soon learns that the body was that of a New York gangster and possible hit-man. Was he looking for someone in the witness protection program who testified against a mob boss? Meanwhile, high school teacher Jess Gibbons is worried about her student Chrissie. First Chrissie hosts a party that's raided by ...more
Lia Marcoux
This is SO charmingly written but it has some troubling gender stuff so I'm averaging it out to a 3.
Ellen Thielen
The winter setting of fishouses on the lake and the colorful characters within really made this story.
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Paula Gosling is a US born crime writer. She has lived in the UK since the 1960s. Gosling started her writing career as a copy-writer and published her first novel, A Running Duck, in 1974. This won the John Creasey Award for the best first novel of the year and she has also received both the Gold Dagger for Monkey Puzzle in 1985. She is a past Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association.

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