Friday, 21 March 2014

Edie Kiglatuk's Christmas by M.J.McGrath

From Goodreads
The shortest day of the year didn’t count for much up on Ellesmere Island. By the time 21 December arrived, the sun hadn’t come up for two months and it would be another two before it managed to scramble over the High Arctic horizon. Objects, animals and even people could disappear during the Great Dark without anyone much noticing. Which was why no one reported Tommy Qataq missing . . . Christmas is fast approaching on Ellesmere Island, in the vast frozen landscape of the High Arctic, and half Inuit ex polar bear hunter Edie Kiglatuk is drawn into a mystery when a young man dies in suspicious circumstances. A stunning short mystery with a magical and heart-wrenching twist, Edie Kiglatuk's Christmas is from the CWA Dagger Award nominated author of White Heat and The Boy In the Snow and will be enjoyed by fans of Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow by Peter Hoeg and Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie series.
My Review
I picked this up as a freebie e-book read from Amazon.
A very short taster of the style of writing by this Author featuring Edie Kiglatuk, set around the shortest day of the year and the lead up to Christmas. A very quick read of no more than 15 minutes at the most and around 16 pages or so.

I love the surroundings of the Arctic tundra in which her stories are set and you can tell the Author has a love and respect of the area.

Edie is called in to deal with the aftermath of a fight between two young me, the theft of a snowmobile and the mystery of a disappearance of a young child. Which she investigates in her usual style.

The bulk of this e-book is taken up with the first chapters of The Boy in the Snow.  6/10

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