Wednesday, 4 April 2012

The Shoeless Kid

Finished April 2
The Shoeless Kid by Marcelle Dubé
This mystery is set in the town of Mendenhall, Manitoba, located between Winnipeg and Brandon. Kate Williams has come to town as the new police chief, but things aren't going that well. Deputy Chief McKell had pretty much expected to get the job and his attitude isn't making her job easy. There seems to be resentment across the board in the police department. While Kate is struggling with this, she is also brought a new case by one of the young officers, Trepalli. While their only witness is a homeless man, it looks like there may be a missing child. Kate is haunted by a missing child case she was involved in decades before when she was a rookie cop. She is afraid of this type of case and super-sensitive to screwing it up. There are also the upcoming police games, which Mendenhall is hosting and Kate seems to be the only one in her force participating in.
With lots going on, things not always what they seem, and interesting background stories, this mystery will keep you glued to the pages until the end. Always nice to add new Canadian mystery authors too.

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