Honour Among Men

Honour Among Men

An Inspector Green Mystery

Book - 2006
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Inspector Green is coping with an office job, still eager to get back into the day-to-day fray of policing. His chance comes when an unidentified woman is drowned in the Ottawa River. In her possession is a Medal for Bravery from a peacekeeping mission. As Green and his team dig deeper into the military past, Green finds himself sucked not only into the murky past of a peacekeeping unit but into the high-stakes present of a federal election race. What crime was committed in Yugoslavia more than a decade ago? Is someone still killing to prevent that secret from coming to light? And does the diary of a dead soldier hold the key?

Publisher: [Toronto] : Rendezvous Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781894917360
1894917367
Branch Call Number: FRA
Characteristics: 347 p

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RedLeaf
Oct 16, 2012

This crime story is the fifth installment in the Inspector Green series and won for Barbara Fradkin another Ellis award. A murder in Ottawa connects to a cold case in Halifax and also to an earlier peacekeeping action in Yugoslavia. The mysteries revolve around each other with Inspector Green and his police colleagues trying to piece together enough evidence to find the guilty. The peacekeeping actions revealed in diary form are graphic in spots as are some other episodes and the personality dynamics of some characters would be better appreciated by mature readers. One of the themes of the story is how deep trauma can alter a life for the worse. Several more characters are introduced into the series are Green’s new boss Superintendent Barbara Devine and Sergeant Kate McGrath from Nova Scotia who produces hormonal sparks with Greene. The narrative is told from several characters viewpoints though the story unfolds smoothly and keeps the reader guessing as to which way the evidence will unfold.

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emerge
Jan 03, 2012

My first time reading this author & I will be picking up her other books. The characters are engaging & the plot keeps you turning pages as you have to know who dun-it The past intertwines with the present as Green tries to unravel a murder that may have ties to a peace keeping mission over a decade ago. The police procedural is played off the journal entries made by a young reservist in Bosnia that become increasingly difficult to read as we witness him going from a fresh, idealistic soldier to a jaded war casualty. My only criticism goes to the person who marked the pages with pencilled in comments about grammar and dialogue chosen by the author: perhaps in the future you could purchase your own copy to defile. I would rather read the book as the author has chosen to write it.

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blossom21
Mar 06, 2010

Winner of the Ellis Award 2007. I enjoyed the book thoroghly. A good murder mystery.

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lisangus
Dec 12, 2009

Quite well written and enjoyable. Better than I expected.

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RedLeaf
Oct 16, 2012

RedLeaf thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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