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Book Title: Piste sanglante|
ISBN 13: 9782290025314
The author of the book: Tanya Huff
Edition: J'ai lu
Date of issue: June 9th 2010
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Huff takes on werewolves, 1992 style. Henry tempts Vicki with a case needing discretion--a possible murder of werewolves. Since they were shot in wolf form while guarding sheep, it could have been a case of mistaken identity, until the most recent victim was hit with a silver bullet. City girl Vicki needs to head out to the country, and Henry goes to provide the night support. Back in the Toronto, Mike Celluci is digging deeper into Henry's past and discovers how little anyone really knows about him.
It's an interesting risk, taking characters out of their developed urban setting, and introducing a new species in only the second book. It turns out to be rather prescient, as a number of writers end up following in the same footsteps (Patricia Briggs Mercy series, Charlaine Harris' Sookie series). Here, the werewolves are known as wer, preferring to stay isolated with their own kind and only leaving established packs for genetic diversity. They made and broke their own mold, however, because these are the only werewolves I've seen who are more like human Labradors then vigilant meat-eating warriors. Their idea of patrols? Peeing on a fence post.
The mystery is straightforward, but keeping them safe is complicated by the wer's intense zen-ness. Vicki wanders around the land, eventually encountering a number of possible suspects. The killer was obvious to me as soon as they were encountered, leading to some frustration with Vicki for being so dumb. It's apparent that sometimes Huff makes the mistake of forgetting Vicki's police officer/investigator skills when it's convenient for plotting. However, at least the telephone does not have as crucial a role. This installment also has developments with Henry and Vicki, so when Mike arrives to share concerns with Vicki, it takes a somewhat predictable turn.
Should you read it? I find myself in a hard place on this series. I think, if one enjoys the genre and enjoys more detailed writing, it might be worth it. I can see this series appealing to Sookie Stackhouse fans. It's a pleasant read, though it stays rather firmly within genre lines, both in terms of mystery and in terms of romantic triangles.
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Read information about the author"Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia: Although I haven't actually lived "down east" since just before my fourth birthday, I still consider myself a Maritimer. I think it's something to do with being born in sight of the ocean. Or possibly with the fact that almost no one admits to being from Ontario…
Raised, for the most part, in Kingston, Ontario. It was the late sixties, early to mid seventies. Enough said for those of us who lived through it-and those who didn't seem to be getting another chance to fall off platform shoes.
Spent three years in the Canadian Naval Reserve: I was a cook. They'd just opened it up to women and I figured it would be the first trade that would send women to sea. I was right. Unfortunately it happened a year after I left. No tattoos.
Received a degree in RADIO AND TELEVISION ARTS (B.A.A.) from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute: The year I graduated was the year that the CBC laid off 750 employees in Toronto alone. We were competing for jobs with people who had up to five years experience. The cat threw up on my degree.
Spent eight years working at Bakka, North America's oldest surviving science fiction book store: Change Of Hobbit in California was actually a very little bit older but unfortunately it was a casualty of the recession in '91. During those eight years, while working full-time, I wrote seven books (the first seven, except for the original draft of CHILD), and nine short stories.
In 1992, after living in downtown Toronto, a city of nearly three million, for thirteen years, I moved with two large cats, one small psychotic cat, and my partner out to a rented house in the middle of nowhere. In the years since, we've purchased the house, buried two of the original cats, replaced them with three more felines and, unintentionally, acquired a Chihuahua. You're probably wondering how two reasonably intelligent adults can unintentionally acquire a Chihuahua. Please don't ask.
I love living in the country, writing full-time, anything by Charles de Lint, Xena, Hercules, and email. I dislike telephones, electric blankets, and bathroom renovations.
I always expect catastrophe; as a result, I'm usually pleasantly surprised."
Huff lives with her wife, Fiona Patton.
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