Tenderness of Wolves

I’ve got one more post to make about the blog itself, but since I promised you that there would be book reviews here, I thought I should deliver one.

The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney.  Winner of the 2006 Costa Book of the Year award in the UK, this historical mystery is set in 1867 in the Northern Territory of Canada.  The principal character is Mrs. Ross, whose son disappears after the murder of a local man.  The murder investigation eventually involves officials from the Hudson Bay Company, several native Indians, a community of Scandinavian settlers all in search of the truth.  The character descriptions are quite in-depth and the action across the cold, northern landscape is captivating.  An excellent read.  For those interested in other Canadian historical mysteries, I recommend Maureen Jennings’ tales of Toronto in the 1900s.

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