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Buried in Wolf Lake

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A book by Christine Husom

Buried in Wolf Lake continues the saga of the bright, lovely girl who just happens to be the best detective in rural Minnesota. Most of the marvelous characters from her first thriller, Murder in Winnebago County, have returned for this adventure--but … see full wiki

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Author: Christine Husom
Publisher: Second Wind Publishing, LLC
1 review about Buried in Wolf Lake

Second in a really enjoyable series

  • Oct 22, 2010
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+3

Christine Husom’s Winnebago County series continues very satisfyingly with this second book, Buried in Wolf Lake, a delightful combination of well-researched police procedural and small-town romance. Her characters continue to grow and change, both believably and surprisingly. And the author’s choice to keep the events of book one in mind is a wise one, lending depth to the world and characters. The combination of present tension and past memory is very skillfully rendered, the tension tightening and relaxing convincingly, keeping the storylines taut and intact.

The novel’s narrator, Sgt Corky Aleckson, continues to be both wise and vulnerable. Her mixed feelings for older cop Smokey and the imminently eligible Nick pull her in different emotional directions. Her mother remains both over-protective and ever-helpful. And her friends, and enemies, keep showing new and more complex sides to themselves.

Meanwhile, as in the first book, there are glimpses of a murderer’s thoughts and motivations  in intervening chapters. His story and Corky’s are on a collision course; the tapestry of twisted threads slowly drawing to a final knot. And the combination of hard-boiled investigation with well-drawn romance creates the perfect cozy mystery for a long winters’ evening.

Book three in this series was recently released by Second Wind Publishing and is definitely one to look out for. I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book, after reading Murder in Winnebago County. Christine Husom very kindly inscribed it to me with birthday wishes. A great birthday present… now I’m waiting for Christmas and An Altar by the River!

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