…combines a suspenseful story with plenty of opportunities to see the brook-no-nonsense inspector out of his natural element.
I suspect the author may have stepped outside of her own comfort zone with The Whisper of Legends but her ability to tell a grand story and address issues of concern at the same time has not lessened since the first book of hers I read long ago.
Buried Under Books
. . . Fradkin navigates the reader through every plot piece with quiet expertise and easy confidence, the kind that would get anyone out of a dangerous wilderness situation. The bar is set high for the Inspector’s 10th adventure after such a terrific instalment, but there’s no doubt in my mind Fradkin will clear it with room to spare.
There is an interesting twist to the resolution of this complex tale of adventure and crime and loss. Excerpts from old letters provide an admixture of nostalgia for those possible fortunes to be discovered in forgotten claims in the Canadian wilds . . .Fradkin provides us with another intriguing Inspector Green mystery far from his usual Ottawa beat.
Reviewing the Evidence.com
Fradkin deftly captures the spirit of adventure in the North, and incorporates well-integrated commentary about the area’s natural resources and environmental issues.
Quill & Quire
Ottawa Police Inspector Michael Green has emerged as one of Canada’s best and brightest fictional sleuths. Barbara Fradkin has won two Arthur Ellis Awards for Best Crime Novel and this one, her 11th in the series, is definitely one of her best.
The Globe and Mail
I was cheering Green along as he struggled against his fears and tried his hardest to be an asset, rather than a hindrance, in an investigation that could mean the life or death of his daughter. A really great read!
Merchant of Menace: Sleuths of Bake Street Newsletter
A terrific entry in the Inspector Green series that takes him across the country to hunt for his daughter, gone missing on a deadly kayaking trip.