Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Guest Review: The Beardmore Relics by Edgar J Lavoie

  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: n/a yet (April 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980901731
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980901733

Product Description


Alfred Vanderhorst, archaeologist, is convinced that the Beardmore Viking relics are genuine, not pawns in a hoax. It is his personal mission to prove they once did repose on an old mining claim near Lake Nipigon. When Vanderhorst fails to report in, Kennet Forbes is enlisted to find his missing colleague. Forbes, teacher at Thunder Bay University, soon finds himself embroiled in violence, murder, and mystery. Forbes, one-time war correspondent and former news man on national TV, rediscovers his old stomping grounds. He returns to the wilds north of Lake Superior, where he grew up. Forbes finds himself prowling a terrain full of prospecting trenches and mines with collapsing pillars. He finds more than he bargained for, including a couple of cold cases that nobody had known were cold, let alone cases. Forbes, amateur sleuth, works with the detectives of the Ontario Provincial Police, who can do things and go places he can't, and can keep the local crime family honest. Just when the natural order of the universe appears to have been restored, Kennet is saddled with an historical mystery, which the reader resolves.

Guest Review by D. Poulin

My little sister sent me a copy of this book for my birthday. I was born in Beardmore, so she thought I may be interested. I don’t typically write book reviews, however I couldn’t help myself in this case.

Initially, I found the book interesting simply because I am familiar with the geographic area and have been to the “tiny” places like Tansleyville and Macdiarmid (where I was baptized in 1956). But as I read on, the mystery, characters, and intrigue captivated my imagination and kept me guessing through to the surprising end. This is “an excellent read” with very impressive writing for a début novel. Kudos to E.J. Lavoie and I can’t wait to see what he has I store for us next…

1 comment:

  1. The ebook is available on Smashwords for only $2.99...what a deal.