Sunday, October 30, 2011

Review: A Deadly Little List by Kay Stewart and Chris Bullock

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: NeWest Press (February 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1896300952
  • ISBN-13: 978-1896300955

Book Description

A deadly scandal surrounding a controversial land development casts a shadow over the annual Salt Spring Island theatre festival. While Constable Danutia Dranchuk searches desperately for clues surrounding an alleged suicide, nosy journalist, Arthur Fairweather comes face-to-face with another mysterious death. Can they get to the bottom of all this madness before a third body is added to the list?

About the Author


Kay Stewart was born in Texas, and Chris Bullock in Cheshire, England. They met while teaching at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Well-established as writers and editors, they moved in 2000 to a rural property near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, where they spend their time writing, supporting environmental causes, and enjoying the nature around them. A Deadly Little List is their first mystery title.

My Review

Salt Spring Island is one of the Gulf Islands in British Columbia.  It is a beautiful island surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and filled with forests, farms and lakes.  Artisans thrive there.  Bed and breakfast abound.  It is a delightful setting for a mystery!

In this bucolic setting developers are waiting to seize an opportunity.  Environmentalists will do what they can to stop them.  And in the midst of this is the annual Salt Spring Island theatre festival.  There are mysterious deaths and suspects galore.  Constable Danutia Dranchuk and newspaper critic Arthur Fairweather are both suspicious and on the trail of the murderer.  Which one will solve the mystery? Or will they join forces to solve it together?  

I love reading mystery novels set in the region where I live.  Kay Stewart and Chris Bullock have done a wonderful job of bringing Salt Spring Island to life and writing a great tale!  Highly recommend this delightful mystery novel.

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