Sunday, May 08, 2011

Bart's Books: Deadly Fall

After a campaign like that, we can all use a bit of political detox. Me, I'll be Just Visiting New York for the next week. I've got a few blog posts time stamped to go up, so there will be action going on here - just don't expect a lot of fresh reaction to all the NDP MP gaffes-du-jour.

And if you are looking for a bit of political detox of your own, allow me to suggest purchasing Deadly Fall - a hot new mystery novel by an author who also happens to be my mom.

Given the obvious bias, I won't pretend to give an impartial review. I'll simply say that I loved it, and I'm sure you will too! The novel is set in Calgary, and there is a local (fictional?) politician as one of the suspects, so you might get a kick out of that.

The synopsis is below - be sure to check it out.




Deadly Fall
by Susan Calder
TouchWood Editions March 15, 2011 Hardcover

Paula Savard's life has stalled. Her lukewarm love life, job as an insurance adjuster and grownup children are more frustrating than exciting. However, she gets more than she asked for when her once best friend, Callie, is murdered while jogging to Paula's inner-city Calgary home. The police suggest Callie was coming to Paula for help, which is news to Paula since they hadn''t seen each other in ages. Soon, Paula's suspicions zero in on Callie's new husband, Sam.

An ill-considered investigation turns personal for Paula when she begins to get close to Sam, but is Sam's interest a front to trick Paula? Lies begin accumulating. Suddenly, Paula's not sure who she should protect and who she should fear. As the truth reveals itself, Paula hatches a plan to draw the killer out. The plan's success would not only allow her to solve the murder, but also give her life a fresh start.

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7 Comments:

  • CG,

    I guess that you are not going to analysis the strengths and weaknesses of the winners in the election.

    Does that mean that you are willing to accept third place, in front of the GP?

    By Blogger JimTan, at 12:15 PM  

  • Grit, Thanks for the Mother's Day present. Sorry you aren't here - but have a great holiday in New York. You need it after this election.

    Susan

    By Anonymous Susan Calder, at 3:17 PM  

  • Whoa and my mom's name is Paula. Happy Mother's Day.

    Jack Layton's on Tout Le Monde En Parle again tonite and he got a serious lot of applause at more than one statement. Going to be an interesting next term!

    I <3 NY; have fun

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 9:05 PM  

  • Just a crazy leap here: maybe CG is on break because he's fatigued from constantly analyzing strengths and weaknesses for the last month...

    Of course, a lazy partisan bubble could interpret all his effort as "settling for third place".

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 9:10 PM  

  • Surprised to see Justin Trudeau's French brutally mocked on LaFlaque... I kind of assume he's fluently bilingual.

    Anyway, Jack Layton: if PM doesn't work out in 4 years, try "first anglophone federalist Premier of Quebec"... I could picture it tonite.

    Mulcair takes over federally and Jack establishes an NPD party and signs the Constitution, goes down in history as Best PM Never.

    You heard it here first if it comes true. ;-)

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 10:44 PM  

  • "Of course, a lazy partisan bubble could interpret all his effort as "settling for third place"."

    Goes to show how much you know me.

    I have attacked the harperites for their ambition and deception. I am chastising the grits for a truly bad performance. I will hold Layton accountable for everything that harper does.

    By Blogger JimTan, at 2:19 PM  

  • What's your definition of 'partisan'?

    By Blogger JimTan, at 2:20 PM  

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