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The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
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Jul 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011-50-book-challenge, canada, historical, mystery, pick-a-shelf-challenge, western, borrowed
Read from July 05 to 10, 2011

This was a first novel by screenwriter Stef Penney. She comments in the notes at the end that it is a sequel to a screenplay that she had written, "Nova Scotia". It takes place in the Northern Territories of 1860's Canada and follows a murder of a trader. When the murder is discovered and young man is also discovered to be missing. Another stranger is found going through the dead man's house. Now there are two suspects and soon several people set out to follow the trail left by two people. This book is full of wonderful depictions of the trials of living on the frontier and in the cold Canadian winter. I loved the determination of Mrs. Ross who goes on the trail to find her son. With back stories and two other mysteries this is a rich book to read.

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