Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Body Surrounded by Water by Eric Wright (Book Review)

Wright, Eric. A Body Surrounded by Water. Toronto: HarperCollins Canada, 1988.

Charlie Salter is vacationing on Prince Edward Island where several burglaries have taken place. A body is found, and Salter's father-in-law tells Charlie about the purchase of a seal in which he, the deceased, and one other individual had been involved. The deceased had recently been to Toronto to pick up their purchase, but it is not found in his home. Are the burglaries and homicide related? Charlie assists the local Mounties in their investigation. This would a good way to pass two or three hours. The book is relatively short, and the mystery is not very complex. I enjoyed the PEI setting.   (3 of 5 stars)

Several people have told me this is Wright's weakest in the series.

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