If you like your mysteries set in the colder reaches of the planet try White Heat by M. J. McGrath, which is set amidst a landscape of unforgiving landscape of ice and rock—on Canada’s remote Ellesmere Island. A fellow librarian stopped me recently to tell me how much she enjoyed this book.
After the murder of an adventurist under her watch and the suicide of a local boy, half-Inuit Arctic guide Edie Kiglatuk teams up with police sergeant Derek Palliser.
Though these events are seemingly unrelated, Edie's Inuit hunter sensibility tells her otherwise. With or without the doubtful Derek's help, she is determined to find the key to this connection, a search that will take her into the far reaches of the tundra.read more