Books I read in 1987
L.R. Wright wrote perhaps seven books about a duo detecting team in Canada. After the publication of The Suspect (1985), her first mystery novel and winner of the 1986 Edgar Award for Best Novel, she concentrated almost exclusively on the genre after several earlier literary novels.
Anyhow in SLEEP, a
body of a woman is found in the forest just off a road in British
Columbia. Her throat has been slashed, her ID unknown, no discernible motive.
An RCMP sergeant, Karl Alberg, is assigned to the case (and solves it eventually along with the village librarian). A Hollywood actor,
an old flame, a grouchy old farmer, his lonely talkative wife, and an
artist figure in the mix. Well-constructed and plotted plus engaging.Her style is spare and elegant.
But probably read THE SUSPECT first.This one is very good but more conventional.