A Door in the River

A Door in the River

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Baker & Taylor
Detective Hazel Micallef investigates a bee stinging death on an Indian reservation only to discover the culprit was not an insect, but a fiendish teenage girl with a strange weapon.

Norton Pub
Stinging deaths aren't uncommon in the summertime, but when Henry Wiest turns up stung to death at an Indian reservation, Detective Hazel Micallef senses not all is as it seems. And when it turns out the "bee" was a diabolical teenaged girl on a murder spree with a strange weapon, a dark and twisted crime begins to slowly emerge. The questions, contradictions, and bodies begin to mount, as two separate police forces struggle to work together to save the soul of Westmuir County.
"Wolfe convincingly lays claim to a new mantle as a first-rate crime writer. A bracingly original mystery series from the pseudonymous Wolfe."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

& Taylor

Detective Hazel Micallef investigates a bee-stinging death on an Indian reservation only to discover the culprit was not an insect, but a fiendish teenage girl with a strange weapon in this new novel from the author of The Calling.

Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781605984209
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 389 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 14, 2019

Less Hester private life, more about the case. But I liked that. And I liked the focus on James too. Excellent like the first two. Superior writing, tremendously fascinating characters, and more so in this one than the other two, a very involving and affecting story. Can't wait for more Hester.

Apr 20, 2019

Good read. Well written. Bit of a gory story of the sex slave trade from Ukraine.

Jul 02, 2017

Audiobook available thru MNLINK

Aug 21, 2016

Between Hazel's cynicism, jurisdictional disputes, her mother's health, and crimes with so much organizational structure that overhead would negate any gains: this flopped for me.

Jun 24, 2016

I think that this is the best of the series..although the premise is rather gruesome.

Diell Mar 18, 2014

there other books by Michael Redhill available at the library, though you will find they are very different from the Hazel Micallef series

Oct 20, 2013

I found this to be her best book. Very interesting plot
set in Ontario.

Mar 28, 2013

This is perhaps the best of the Hazel Micallef series. In addition to the story and quality of the writing, I enjoyed the author's descriptions of the outside world encroaching on small town Ontario.

dachsie Jan 21, 2013

Although this is the third book in a series it was my first exposure to the magnificient writing of Inger Ash Wolfe and the amazing DI Hazel Micallef. I read through this book quickly then followed up with The Calling and The Taken (1st & 3rd in the series). These books are like candy -- I can't get enough! So glad to find out that there will be more mysteries to come from this wonderful Canadian author.

Nov 26, 2012

Good mystery story and characters. DI Hazel Micallef has to deal with her aging mother, the fact that a former underling is now her boss and lots of changes in her hometown. But she's still solving crime despite the rule book. How many books can say they have a 60-something woman as an action hero? Awesome. Gray power!

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