A Door in the River

A Door in the River

Book - 2012
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When Henry Weist, Port Dundas, Ontario's likeable hardware store owner is found dead in the parking lot of a cigarette shop on a local First Nation reserve, apparently of a bee sting, and with more deaths to follow, Hazel Micallef finds herself involved in one of the most sensational and shocking cases of her career. And one that literally goes underground to get to the bottom of what turns out to be a vengeful, murderous rampage. Behind the scenes of the investigation, Hazel is dealing with an 87-year-old mother who seems to have lost the will to live; the complications of procedures and protocols, political manoeuvrings within the force itself, including the promotion of her former nemesis to whom she will now report.

In Hazel Micallef, Wolfe has created one of the more intriguing and no-nonsense protagonists in crime fiction. Brilliantly plotted and pyschologically complex, and rewarding, A Door in the River is the strongest, most haunting Hazel Micallef mystery yet.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2012.
ISBN: 9780771088933
Characteristics: 389 p. ;,21 cm.

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EljayJohnson
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.

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beetlebaily
Apr 20, 2019

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

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maipenrai
Jul 02, 2017

Audiobook available thru MNLINK

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athena14
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.

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randalljay
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

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DL7173
Oct 20, 2013

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

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uncommonreader
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.

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lpreston214
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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