The Taken

The Taken

Book - 2011
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It is summer in Port Dundas, and D.I. Hazel Micallef is recovering from back surgery in the home of her ex and his wife. The Westmuir Record begins to publish its semi-annual, eight-part short story. This time it's a murder story. But after the publication of the third installment, someone commits a murder exactly like the one described in the paper. Suspicion falls on the writer, but he's as horrified as anyone is to learn that someone has modeled a crime on his fiction.
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed
ISBN: 9780547521732
0547521731
Branch Call Number: WOLFE I
PR9199.4.W65 T35 2011
Characteristics: 415 p. ; 21 cm

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Eil_1
Aug 24, 2016

Another well-scripted book by Wolfe. There is suspense, with many clues leading nowhere. Hazel takes this case all the way to its ultimate surprising conclusion. You just have to love Hazel's character! Thanks to another reviewer I know the author behind Wolfe.

Diell Mar 18, 2014

there are other books by Michael Redhill available at the library though you will find they are different from the Hazel Micallef series.

Cullenju [below] has said it well. A great summer read and I look forward to more books by this author.

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retired_reading
Aug 17, 2013

Love the Muskoka setting. The books are rather a combination of a serious Corner Gas and Criminal Minds. The characters are very well developed. My only complaint is that I'm not sure the policing is accurate...

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Cullenju
Jul 31, 2013

one of the finest reads I have had this summer. This author was new to me and I had the pleasure of reading her books back to back. Her main character Hazel is a strong independent woman of a certain age, she has a bad back struggles with weight and isn't tall blond and perfect, thank goodness and how refreshing. Read these books your going to love Hazel and her crew

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uncommonreader
Mar 02, 2013

I really like this anti-hero, Hazel Micallef, who in this story outsmarts the Toronto cops to solve the crime. She is a very believable heroine, with just the right edge for a detective.

akarenina Feb 11, 2012

Lots of action/suspense scenes which the author does a good job of writing along with puzzles and clues. Satisfying conclusion.

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