"A talented writer pens a delightful who-done-it"
Alix Thorssen, owner of the Northern Sun Art Gallery in
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is heavily involved in the Auction
For Wildlife. This event supports Teton Land Trust, a
coalition of conservationists, hunters, and ranchers. The
Federal Government does not completely control Teton Nature
Park. Individual ranchers live in the park, trying to make
a go at a life that is rapidly fading into the past.
Wolves, an endangered species, are let loose in
Yellowstone Natural Park. However, the ranchers know the
wolves are visiting Teton, killing their livestock and
depriving the ranchers of food and income. Alix becomes
involved when artist Queen Johns asks her to look into the
identity of a boy shot and killed twenty-five years ago.
Alix is very good at asking the right people the correct
questions and figures out that Queenie's son was the one
that was killed a quarter of a century ago. Some of the
players involved in that deadly event are now prominent and
want to stop any investigations. Alix intends to do her
best to expose them and give Queenie the closure she
BLUE WOLF is a mystery that stars an engaging amateur
sleuth, but it is also a novel about human frailties and
fears that dog a person their whole life. Lise McClendon
captures the essences of the human spirit to perfection,
which is why her novels are so realistic. It is been a
long time (too long) since an Alix Thorssen mystery was
published, but this tale make the wait worth it.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 21, 2001