Thursday, December 13, 2018

Run Cold by Ed Ifkovic

Edna has come to Fairbanks to get a bit more background material and maybe an old prospector's tale or two so she can finish up her book.  She meets the man that supposedly is the meanest man in Alaska but now he's old and mostly drunk.  He has a friend named Sam, who also knows tales but doesn't want to share them.  Then, suddenly, they are both dead...

Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 19th.

Just reading the story made me feel cold.  The author depicts the weather accurately and I'm not fond of cold or snow.  But whoever is killing these old men is a cold person, too.  What's worse, he frames another man.

Edna knows the man accused is innocent.  Even though the reporter was killed in her room at the hotel and he knew her schedule, she doesn't believe he would kill someone he loved.  But how to prove it?

One thing Edna learns is about Indian life in Fairbanks and it's not nice.  Not all whites and Indians get along.  In earlier days, death was common.  Some by accident, some not.  And it's one of those deaths that driving the new murders.

I was surprised by who the murderer was.  I didn't see that coming.  I like mysteries that keep me in the dark until the end.  Just dress warmly if you're going to read this book now.

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