- By R.J. Harlick

Death's Golden Whisper: A Meg Harris Mystery

  • Title: Death's Golden Whisper: A Meg Harris Mystery
  • Author: R.J. Harlick
  • ISBN: 9781894917117
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Death s Golden Whisper A Meg Harris Mystery In the remote wilderness of West Quebec where trees outnumber people a million to one and lakes a thousand to one Death s Golden Whisper opens with the sudden arrival of float planes bringing what M

    In the remote wilderness of West Quebec, where trees outnumber people a million to one and lakes a thousand to one, Death s Golden Whisper opens with the sudden arrival of float planes bringing what Meg Harris believes are fishermen to the isolated northern lake she lives on Within hours, she discovers that these men have come to develop a gold mine She combines forces wIn the remote wilderness of West Quebec, where trees outnumber people a million to one and lakes a thousand to one, Death s Golden Whisper opens with the sudden arrival of float planes bringing what Meg Harris believes are fishermen to the isolated northern lake she lives on Within hours, she discovers that these men have come to develop a gold mine She combines forces with Eric Odjik, chief of the neighbouring Migiskan reserve, to fight the mining company The mine splits the Migiskan band into two opposing forces and ignites events that threaten Meg and lead to the mysterious disappearance of her friend Marie As the search for Marie becomes frustrating, another story unfolds and Meg discovers the mystery behind the intense feelings that bound her great aunt to this lonely land until the day she died.This is the first book in the Meg Harris Mystery series The next book is Red Ice for a Shroud.

    1 thought on “Death's Golden Whisper: A Meg Harris Mystery

    1. It'll take me a while to come down and comment but It's a long time since I stayed up this long past my bedtime to finish a novel! This is an extremely well written book with two separate but intertwined plots of which either could be considered the main plot. Most of the characters are pretty well drawn and some of them are quite colourful, memorable and likeable especially Eric. At first I thought Meg Harris was a bit dumb but then I decided she was just a little slow to pick up on some things [...]

    2. This is the first Meg Harris book in a longer series by a Canadian author from Ottawa. I'm not sure how I discovered it, but decided to start with the beginning book. I enjoyed this book, set in western Quebec and within a couple of hours or so of driving to Ottawa. The plot themes resonate with issues and concerns across our country, and I suspect around the world, of the clashes and common causes between indigenous people and those who moved into the various countries, of power and politics, o [...]

    3. Very Canadian! Meg Harris, a recent divorcee from Toronto is now living at the isolated wilderness home of Three Deer Point, Quebec, which she inherited from her great aunt Agatha. Gold miners arrive in float planes to develop the sacred aboriginal island she can see across from her home. Tempers flare and the potential mine threatens to divide the tribe. When Meg's friend and employee, Marie, goes missing and the body of Marie's husband turns up, Meg discovers that their families are entwined w [...]

    4. The setting for this mystery novel was a refreshing change from the usual urban crime scene. From the first chapter I was drawn into the beautiful Quebec wilderness with its many secrets. Meg Harris is a woman in search of her past. A past which has as many twists as the roots of the majestic old growth trees on Whispers Island. The strong characters, interesting mystery, and beautiful Canadian settings are enough to bring me back for more. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this se [...]

    5. A story that included a bit of history and Native American culture. What better idea to wrap a plot than greed and lust whether in the past of the present. Both can deliver drastic results!

    6. I'm usually not a mystery reader, but I enjoyed the story. It was a fairly quick read. Thinking of getting book 2 for my summer reading! J:O)

    7. The end of this book was far more interesting than the first 1/2. I realize that this is the 1st in the series so I will likely read one more in the hopes that the main character gets a bit more interesting, and that the portrayal of the first nations and french characters becomes less stereotypical. I do like to seek out Canadian authors and story lines so hopefully the next in the series is a bit stronger. I think some sort of idea of when this story was set would have been helpful, the book w [...]

    8. I liked this book quite well. The main character does not always make the best choices and there were times when I wanted to shake her because she was being so dumb but the plot was interesting and spanned back into her family's past - which is always fascinating. Also there was quite a bit about the local tribe.

    9. Hmmm What to say about this book?I ended up enjoying the end more than the beginning. Once I figured out that the book was set several decades in the past I enjoyed it more as that time setting explained many of the irritations that I had with the book. For at least the third-half of the book when I thought the book was from current times, I found that it read fairly 'American' - using 'Indian' to describe First Nations and aboriginal peoples, citing distances in miles, the casual sexism, and th [...]

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