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Peggy Blair

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Peggy Blair was a lawyer for more than thirty years. A recognized expert in Aboriginal law, she worked as both a criminal defence lawyer and Crown prosecutor. She spent a Christmas in Old Havana, where she watched the bored, young policemen on street corners along the Malecón, visited Hemingway's favourite bars, and learned to make the perfect mojito.A former member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, Blair is named in the Canadian Who's Who. She lives in Ottawa,where she now works in real estate.

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Peggy Blair Ramirez and Charlie won't be getting together, sadly: it's not easy to keep that kind of plot-line believable. But Ramirez will be involved in an…moreRamirez and Charlie won't be getting together, sadly: it's not easy to keep that kind of plot-line believable. But Ramirez will be involved in an espionage/thriller involving a CIA plot to kill Raul Castro -- out in early June. It's called UMBRELLA MAN.(less)
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Very kind of Marlène Barré, the Cultural Funding Officer at the City of Ottawa, to send me the jury’s notes on Umbrella Man as well as the official photos from the celebrations.  Here they are!


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In Umbrella Man, Peggy Blair shows us Havana’s people and politics with compassion and humour, through the eyes of the shrewd Inspector Ramirez. This is storytelling at its most deft and c...

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Umbrella Man by Peggy Blair
"This novel is the 4th by Peggy Blair in the Inspector Ramirez series.... today the local library emailed me that #2 and #3 are ready for me to pick up and I am really looking forward to reading them. I did find this story a bit slow starting becau..." Read more of this review »
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"The author continues to enlighten the reader about native traditions and Cuban life. Both stories do come together but before they do, so much is happening in each country where murders need to be solved. Looking forward to next book. "
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Cuban Detective Ricardo Ramirez sees the ghosts of the murder victims whose cases he must solve, a late life genetic gift of his grandmother which signals onset of a fatal disease. Canadian Detective Mike Ellis is left adrift in Ha..." Read more of this review »
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"Quirky captivating story of a Cuban homicide detective who sees dead people. Strange concept but it works. Well written and great descriptions of Havana and surrounding areas. Also the chief suspect is a Canadian policeman from Ottawa with a secre..." Read more of this review »
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Possibly my favourite read of any book: I read this on a flight home from Europe; got back to Canada and read it again cover to cover, have read it again since. Beautiful, lyrical writing; memorable characters and one laugh out loud moment involving ...more
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