Reviews, Canadian

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The Christie Curse”  Victoria Abbott  2013
The Sayers Swindle”  Victoria Abbott  2013
The Wolfe Widow”  Victoria Abbott  2014
“The Marsh Madness”  Victoria Abbott  2015

“The Dragon & The Dry Goods Princess”  David Arnason  1991

The Edible Woman”  Margaret Atwood  1969
Surfacing”  Margaret Atwood  1972

10 Drowsy Dinosaurs”  Wendy Frood Auger & Les Drew  2010




Gift Of The Frost Fairy


“More Strawberries, Reflections In Fiction”  Joseph S. Banel  1990

Les Loups-Garous”  Michel Beaulac  1981

Death At Buckingham Palace”  C.C. Benison  1996

“Night Travellers”  Sandra Birdsell  1982
“Ladies Of The House”  Sandra Birdsell  1984

The Gift Of The Frost Fairy”  Sheila J. Bleeks  1976

Wish Upon A Unicorn”  Vicki Blum  1999
The Shadow Unicorn”  Vicki Blum  2000
The Land Without Unicorns”  Vicki Blum  2001

Franklin In The Dark”  Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark  1986
Franklin’s Hallowe’en”  Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark  1996
Franklin’s Neighbourhood”  Paulette Bourgeois & Brenda Clark  1999

Deadly Appearances”  Gail Bowen  1990
Murder At The Mendel”  Gail Bowen  1991
The Wandering Soul Murderers”  Gail Bowen  1992
A Colder Kind Of Death”  Gail Bowen  1995
A Killing Spring”  Gail Bowen  1996
“Verdict In Blood”  Gail Bowen  1998
“Burying Ariel”  Gail Bowen  2000
“The Glass Coffin”  Gail Bowen  2002
“The Last Good Day”  Gail Bowen  2004
“The Endless Knot”  Gail Bowen  2006

The Haunting At Cliff House”  Karleen Bradford  1985
Animal Heroes”  Karleen Bradford  1995

The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie”  Alan Bradley  2009

The Sunflower’s Gift”  Ann Marie Brezovski, Patricia Trudeau  2014

A Hill For Looking”  Martha Brooks  1982
Two Moons In August”  Martha Brooks  1991
“Bone Dance”  Martha Brooks  1997
True Confessions Of A Heartless Girl”  Martha Brooks  2002

Copper Sunrise”  Bryan Buchan  1972
The Dragon Children”  Bryan Buchan  1975

The Incredible Journey”  Sheila Burnford  1960




Earth Witch”  Anne Cameron  1982

Site Unseen”  Dana Cameron  2002

The Bears Of Broadway”  Cancer Care Manitoba  2005

A Killer Read”  Erika Chase  2012
Read And Buried”  Erika Chase  2012

Ben The Bear And The Honeysuckle Tree”  Jay Conley  2000

Bluenose Ghosts”  Dr. Helen Creighton  1957
A Life In Folklore”  Dr. Helen Creighton  1975




Gem-Bem & The Mystery Of The Ball Of Branches”  Christiane D’Aoust, Brock Nicol  2010

“Newbrunswick Short Stories”  Dorothy Dearborn  2003

Gold Digger”  Vicki Delany  2009
Gold Fever”  Vicki Delany  2010

The Art Of Robert Bateman”  Ramsay Derry  1981

Extreme Canadian Weather”  Joan Dixon  2005

Mysterious Rescue”  Philippa Dunn, Larry Hall  1973



Eyes Of An ANGEL:  Soul Travel, SPIRIT Guides, Soul Mates, & The Reality Of LOVE
Paul Elder  2005

The Kissing Man”  George Elliott  1962

The Girl From Turtle Mountain”  Deborah Ellis  2004

The Suicide Murders”  Howard Engel  1980
The Ransom Game”  Howard Engel  1981
Murder On Location”  Howard Engel  1982
Murder Sees The Light”  Howard Engel  1984
A City Called July”  Howard Engel  1986
A Victim Must Be Found”  Howard Engel  1988
Dead And Buried”  Howard Engel  1990
“There Was An Old Woman”  Howard Engel  1993
“Getting Away With Murder”  Howard Engel  1996
“The Cooperman Variations”  Howard Engel  2001
“Memory Book”  Howard Engel  2005
“East Of Suez”  Howard Engel  2008




Unsung Heroes Of The Royal Canadian Air Force”  Cynthia J. Faryon  2003
A War Bride’s Story: Risking It All For Love After WWII”  Cynthia J. Faryon  2004
“A Boy, A Farm, A Dream…”  Cynthia J. Faryon  2008

“Beauty Tips From Moose Jaw”  Will Ferguson  2004

Let’s Go!  The Story Of Getting From There To Here”  Lizann Flatt, Scot Ritchie  2007

Prairie Ghosts, True Manitoba Ghost Stories”  Lois Forsberg  1988

In Praise Of Cats, An Anthology”  Dorothy Foster, Alan Daniel  1974

Lucky Man”  Michael J. Fox  2002
Always Looking Up”  Michael J. Fox  2009
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Future”  Michael J. Fox  2010

The Bear Who Stole The Chinook And Other Stories”  Frances Fraser, Lewis Parker  1959

Mysterious Brockville”  Nancy Wickwire Fraser  2000



L’Arbre Aux Ballons”  Phoebe Gilman  1984

Marshy Winter”  Ed Golin, Jerry Maryniuk  1993

Marie-Anne Lagimodière”  Irene Turnier Gordon  2004

The Cabot Trail”  Warren Gordon  1997

White Horses And Shooting Stars”  David Greer, Chum McLeod  1994





Lyn Hamilton Statue


Aurore Of The Yukon”  Keith Halliday  2006

The Xibalba Murders”  Lyn Hamilton  1997
The Maltese Goddess”  Lyn Hamilton  1998
The Moche Warrior”  Lyn Hamilton  1999
The Celtic Riddle”  Lyn Hamilton  2000
The African Quest”  Lyn Hamilton  2001
The Etruscan Chimera”  Lyn Hamilton  2002
The Thai Amulet”  Lyn Hamilton  2003

Creatures Of The Night”  Pat Hancock, Mark Thurman  1992
Ghosts & Other Scary Stories”  Pat Hancock, Allan Gould  1993
Crazy Canadian Trivia”  Pat Hancock  2000
Haunted Canada:  True Ghost Stories”  Pat Hancock  2003

Three Barnyard Tales:  The Little Red Hen / The Ugly Duckling / Chicken Little”  Marilyn Helmer & Laura Watson  2002
That’s What Bears Are For”  Marilyn Helmer, Sonia Nadeau  2012

The Kid’s Canadian Bird Book”  Pamela Hickman, Heather Collins  1995

For The Birds”  Dr. Paul Hiebert  1980





Zoom At Sea


Le Matou Marin”  Tim Wynne-Jones, Eric Beddows  1983
Zoom Upstream”  Tim Wynne-Jones, Eric Beddows  1992





Witchery Hill”  Welwyn Wilton Katz  1984
False Face”  Welwyn Wilton Katz  1987
Come Like Shadows”  Welwyn Wilton Katz  1993

The Summer Tree”  Guy Gavriel Kay  1984
The Wandering Fire”  Guy Gavriel Kay  1986
“The Darkest Road”  Guy Gavriel Kay  1986

Mariana”  Susanna Kearsley  1994
The Splendour Falls”  Susanna Kearsley  1995

Curiosity Thrilled The Cat”  Sofie Kelly  2011

Dancing Feathers”  Christel Kleitsch  1985
A Time To Be Brave”  Christel Kleitsch  1985

Emily Carr:  The Incredible Life And Adventures Of A West Coast Artist”  Cat Klerks  2003

Shaku Of Wondrous Grace”  Henry Kojima, Art Miki, Sylvia Jansen  2007

A Mighty Big Imagining (Our Canadian Girl)”  Lynne Kositsky  2001

Ghost House”  Paul Kropp  2003

A Northern Nativity”  William Kurelek  1976

A Promise Is A Promise”  Michael Kusugak, Vladyana Krykorka  1988
Hide And Sneak”  Michael Kusugak, Vladyana Krykorka  1992

Niagara”  Tanya Lloyd Kyi  2000
Nova Scotia”  Tanya Lloyd Kyi  2003





Margaret Laurence Smoking


Dinosaur Hunters:  Uncovering The Hidden Remains Of Canada’s Ancient Giants
Lisa Murphy-Lamb  2003

This Side Jordan”   Margaret Laurence  1960
The Tomorrow-Tamer”  Margaret Laurence  1963
The Prophet’s Camel Bell”  Margaret Laurence  1963
The Stone Angel”  Margaret Laurence  1964
A Jest Of God”  Margaret Laurence  1966
The Fire-Dwellers”  Margaret Laurence  1969
Six Darn Cows”  Margaret Laurence, Ann Blades  1979
The Olden Days Coat”  Margaret Laurence, Muriel Wood  1979

The Setting Lake Sun”  J.R. Léveillé  2001

From Anna”  Jean Little  1972
His Banner Over Me”  Jean Little  1995
Forward, Shakespeare!”  Jean Little  2005






Charlotte MacLeod


Patrick The Diesel”  Kendall James MacDonald  1974

Mystery Of The Piper’s Ghost”  Zillah K. MacDonald  1954

Tiktala”  Margaret Shaw-MacKinnon, László Gál  1996

Barometer Rising”  Hugh MacLennan  1941

Rest You Merry”  Charlotte MacLeod  1978
The Luck Runs Out”  Charlotte MacLeod  1979
The Family Vault”  Charlotte MacLeod  1979
The Withdrawing Room”  Charlotte MacLeod  1981
The Palace Guard”  Charlotte MacLeod  1981
The Bilbao Looking Glass”  Charlotte MacLeod  1982
“Cirak’s Daughter”  Charlotte MacLeod  1982
Something The Cat Dragged In”  Charlotte MacLeod  1983
“The Convival Codfish”  Charlotte MacLeod  1984
“The Plain Old Man”  Charlotte MacLeod  1985
The Curse Of The Giant Hogweed”  Charlotte MacLeod  1985
“The Recycled Citizen”  Charlotte MacLeod  1987
“The Silver Ghost”  Charlotte MacLeod  1987
The Corpse In Oozak’s Pond”  Charlotte MacLeod  1987
“The Gladstone Bag”  Charlotte MacLeod  1989
Vane Pursuit”  Charlotte MacLeod  1989
“An Owl Too Many”  Charlotte MacLeod  1991

Lament For A Lounge Lizard”  Mary Jane Maffini  2003
Too Hot To Handle”  Mary Jane Maffini  2007

Mystery At Cranberry Farm”  Lynn Manuel  1981
Return To Cranberry Farm”  Lynn Manuel  1990

Who We Are:  Reflections On My Life And Canada“  Elizabeth May  2014

01.  “The Tower Treasure”  Leslie McFarlane  1927
02.  “The House On The Cliff”  Leslie McFarlane  1927
03.  “The Secret Of The Old Mill”  Leslie McFarlane  1927
04. “The Missing Chums”  Leslie McFarlane  1928
05.  “Hunting For Hidden Gold”  Leslie McFarlane  1928
06.  “The Shore Road Mystery”  Leslie McFarlane  1928
07.  “The Secret Of The Caves”  Leslie McFarlane  1929
08.  “The Mystery Of Cabin Island”  Leslie McFarlane  1929
09.  “The Great Airport Mystery”  Leslie McFarlane  1930
10.  “What Happened At Midnight”  Leslie McFarlane  1931
11.  “While The Clock Ticked”  Leslie McFarlane  1932

Through The Door”  Jodi McIsaac  2012
“Into The Fire”  Jodi McIsaac  2013
“Among The Unseen”  Jodi McIsaac  2014

The Glass Castle”  Sharon E. McKay  2002

“A Dry Spell”  Susie Moloney  1997

“The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be”  Farley Mowat  1957
“Owls In The Family”  Farley Mowat  1961
The Black Joke”  Farley Mowat  1962
The Boat Who Wouldn’t Float”  Farley Mowat  1969

La Princesse À La Robe De Papier”  Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko  1980
Wait And See”  Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko  1993

Bathroom Book Of Canadian Trivia”  Angela C. Murphy  2005




Beethoven Lives Upstairs”  Barbara Nichol, Scott Cameron  1989

He Saw Himself In All His Creatures”  Dr. Helen Norrie  2006



The Secret Treasure Of Oak Island”  D’Arcy O’Connor




Overshadows:  An Investigation Into A Modern Canadian Haunting”  Richard Palmisano  2003
“Journies Into The Unknown:  Mysterious Canadian Encounters With The Paranormal”  Richard Palmisano  2006
“Ghosts:  An Investigation Into A True Canadian Haunting”  Richard Palmisano  2009

Manitoba Stories”  Joan Parr (editor)  1981

The Mystery Of Ireland’s Eye”  Shane Peacock  1999

Still Life”  Louise Penny  2005
Dead Cold”  Louise Penny  2006
The Cruellest Month”  Louise Penny  2007
The Murder Stone” (“A Rule Against Murder”)  Louise Penny  2008
The Brutal Telling”  Louise Penny  2009
“Bury Your Dead”  Louise Penny  2010

This Land Of Ours And Other Poems”  P.J. Peters  1972
Driftwood And Other Poems”  P.J. Peters  1978
Reflections In Poetry And Pictures”  P.J. Peters  1984

The Hatbox Letters”  Beth Powning  2004

Spring Floods:  Poems, Short Stories, And A Play”  Mari Pineo  1990

Rescue Dogs:  Crime And Rescue Canines In The Canadian Rockies”  Dale Portman  2003

Kiss Me”  Andrew Pyper  1996





Gabrielle Roy 1945


The Street”  Mordecai Richler  1969
Jacob Two-Two Meets The Hooded Fang”  Mordecai Richler  1975
Jacob Two-Two And The Dinosaur”  Mordecai Richler  1987
Jacob Two-Two’s First Spy Case”  Mordecai Richler  1995

Mystery Of Disaster Island”  Ann Rivkin  1975

Remedy For Treason”  Caroline Roe  1998
Cure For A Charlatan”  Caroline Roe  1999
An Antidote For Avarice”  Caroline Roe  1999
“Solace For A Sinner”  Caroline Roe  2000

Women Explorers:  One-Hundred Years Of Courage And Audacity”  Helen Y. Rolfe  2003

The Haunted Garden”  W.E.D. Ross  1973

The Tin Flute(“Bonheur D’Occasion”)  Gabrielle Roy  1945
“Where Nests The Water Hen” (“La Petite Poule D’eau”)  Gabrielle Roy  1950
“The Cashier” Gabrielle Roy 1954
Street Of Riches”  Gabrielle Roy  1955
“The Hidden Mountain”  Gabrielle Roy  1961
“The Road Past Altamont”  Gabrielle Roy  1966
“Wildflower”  Gabrielle Roy  1970
“Garden In The Wind”  Gabrielle Roy  1975
“Children Of My Heart”  Gabrielle Roy  1977





Simone St James Portrait


Canadian Disasters”  René Schmidt  2006

The Haunting Of Maddie Prue”  Alfred Silver  2000

Ghosts Of Government House”  Judith Silverthorne  2011

Weird British Columbia Places”  Michelle Simms  2006

Great Canadian Romances (Love, Scandal, And Passion)”  Barbara Smith  2005

Great Cat Stories:  Inspirational Tales About Exceptional Cats”  Roxanne Willems Snopek  2004

You Can’t Do That In Canada!”  Bev Spencer  2000
“Made In Canada:  101 Amazing Achievements”  Bev Spencer  2003

Is It A Ghost Story You Want?”  Cindy Sprigg  2011

Greenapple Street Blues”  Ted Staunton  1987

Gypsy’s Fortune”  Caroline Stellings  2014

Dark Spring (Our Canadian Girl)”  Kathy Stinson  2001

The Haunting Of Maddy Clare”  Simone St. James  2012
An Inquiry Into Love And Death”  Simone St. James  2013
Silence For The Dead”  Simone St. James  2014
“The Other Side Of Midnight”  Simone St. James  2015
Lost Among The Living”  Simone St. James  2016
“The Broken Girls”  Simone St. James  2018

The Mystery Of The Lost Lemon Mine”  Ron Stewart  1993

Walt Disney’s Pluto”  Tony Strobyl, Neil Boyle  1957

Mystery At Black Rock Island”  Robert Sutherland  1983
The Loon Lake Murders”  Robert Sutherland  1987
The Ghost Of Ramshaw Castle”  Robert Sutherland  1989
Death Island”  Robert Sutherland  1994
If Two Are Dead”  Robert Sutherland  1997

Andrew Goes Fishing In Manitoba”  Carol and Kristin Szuminsky, Jack Brown  2008
“Penny Visits Oak Hammock Marsh”  Carol & Kristin Szuminsky & Jack Brown  2008




Boo To You, Winnie The Pooh”  Bruce Talkington  1996

Graven Images”  Audrey Thomas  1994

Common Ground”  Justin Trudeau  2014



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Haunted Harbours:  Ghost Stories Of Old Nova Scotia”  Steve Vernon  2006

Lost Treasures:  True Stories Of Discovery”  Larry Verstraete  2006




Daryll Walsh Necklace


The Comfort Of Cats”  Pamela Wallin, Anne Bayin  2003

Ghosts Of Nova Scotia”  Darryll Walsh  2000

The Mounties:  Tales Of Adventure And Danger From The Early Days”  Elle Andra-Warner  2004
“Robert Service:  A Great Canadian Poet’s Romance With The North”  Elle Andra-Warner  2004

“Doors In The Air”  David Weale & Pierre Pratt  2012

Selected Poems:  The Vision Tree”  Phyllis Webb  1982

Je Suis Un Canard”  Mike Wilkins, Jeff Wakefield  1975

Murder On The Canadian”  Eric Wilson  1976
Vancouver Nightmare”  Eric Wilson  1978
Terror In Winnipeg”  Eric Wilson  1979
The Lost Treasure Of Casa Loma”  Eric Wilson  1979
The Ghost Of Lunenburg Manor”  Eric Wilson  1981
Disneyland Hostage”  Eric Wilson  1982
The Kootenay Kidnapper”  Eric Wilson  1983
Summer Of Discovery”  Eric Wilson  1984
Vampires Of Ottawa”  Eric Wilson  1984
Spirit In The Rainforest”  Eric Wilson  1985
The Unmasking Of ‘Ksan”  Eric Wilson  1986
The Green Gables Detectives”  Eric Wilson  1987
Code Red At The Supermall”  Eric Wilson  1988
Cold Midnight In Vieux Québec”  Eric Wilson  1989
The Ice Diamond Quest”  Eric Wilson  1990
The Prairie Dog Conspiracy”  Eric Wilson  1992
The St. Andrews Werewolf”  Eric Wilson  1993
The Case Of The Golden Boy”  Eric Wilson  1994
The Inuk Mountie Adventure”  Eric Wilson  1995
Escape From Big Muddy”  Eric Wilson  1997
The Emily Carr Mystery”  Eric Wilson  2001

The Klondike Gold Rush:  Photographs From 1896 – 1899”  Graham Wilson  1997

Mimi Finfouin Et La Mère Crochu”  Serge Wilson  1982

The Night The Gods Smiled”  Eric Wright  1983
Smoke Detector”  Eric Wright  1984
Death In The Old Country”  Eric Wright  1985
A Single Death”  Eric Wright  1986
A Body Surrounded By Water”  Eric Wright  1987
A Question Of Murder”  Eric Wright  1988
A Sensitive Case”  Eric Wright  1990
Final Cut”  Eric Wright  1991
Buried In Stone”  Eric Wright  1996
Death Of A Hired Man”  Eric Wright  2001




4 Responses to Reviews, Canadian

  1. John says:

    Great mix of well-known and lesser-known (at least to me) authors!

    • I truly take tremendous pleasure in highlighting less-known, out-of-print, or local works so that more people can appreciate them. Charity fundraisers, garage sales, thrift stores; I am so glad if my reviews and inputting of titles at Goodreads show people books that are well worth seeking.

  2. I’m impressed at the variety on this list! We only overlap on two authors – Margaret Atwood and Steve Vernon, but none of the same books.!

    • I am happy you found my Canadian reviews, Stephanie! It makes sense that there are a plethora of new-to-you books. But herein are the truly rare, too. It is impressive that you know of Steve Vernon and a different book than I have. You might next like the two “Mine” menus of the alphabet, which comprise all of my reviews so far: Canadian and other literature combined. Yours Sincerely, Carolyn.

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