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Northern Winters Are Murder

(Belle Palmer #1)

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  42 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Another freezing winter descends in seeming peace upon the Northern Ontario lake where realtor Belle Palmer lives genteelly with her dog, tropical fishes and classic film collection. But the snow-laden tranquillity is tragically disturbed when a good friend is lost in a freak snowmobile accident on an isolated lake. Or so it seems. Belle and others suspect foul play, but a ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Napoleon and Co (first published January 1st 2000)
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May 23, 2008 rated it really liked it

Realtor Belle Palmer is devastated and puzzled by the death of her young friend, Jim Burian. Jim fell through the ice while riding his snowmobile, but Belle can't believe Jim would make such a mistake. He was an experienced wilderness instructor who didn't take risks. The police believe Jim's death was accidental, yet Belle still has doubts. Jim was organizing a rally against a proposed development in the area and he'd also spotted small planes making drug drops late at night. Had Jim made enem
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a quite enjoyable read with some humorous passages and really great descriptions of the locale and it's winter weather which are really very important characters in the story. Most of the rest of the characters are fairly well developed, quite interesting in their own right and very relevant to the story. Belle sure wouldn't make much of a living in the real estate business, operating like she does, without Meg!! I loved the dogs!! Of course it helps the read if you have some knowledge ...more
This book was OK, though I really wanted to like it more than I did.

The multiple, repeated, references to hammer in the ideas that: the book, indeed, is set in Canada, The North is cold; and 'We're different than Americans' grew tiresome, even when I tried to make it into a game.

Another point that was uncomfortable was trying to figure out how Belle made a living. Yes, the book claims she is a real estate agent, but the way she behaves almost completely neglects her business. Instead of a real
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Loved the setting and the characters. Great humor.
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Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love anything this author writes. I wish she would write a lot more.
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Synopsis: Belle lives in Northern Ontario with her dog. A friend dies in a snowmobile accident. Murder?
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Lou sings two anthems, born in Toronto, Canada, but raised in Ohio. Her father followed the film business to Cleveland in 1948. His profession explains her passion for classic films and debt to Ted Turner.

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