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Books Reviews and Such

To Kill a Troubadour

To Kill a Troubadour is the 15th full length novel in the Bruno Chief of Police series, by Martin Walker. As with each Bruno novel, in To Kill a Troubadour, we return to a delightful world where crime fighting is interspersed with Baguettes, Bassets, and in this case, Balladry. To Kill a Troubadour Review To Kill a Troubadour begins with Bruno receiving a visit from his old friend J.J. Jalipeau, head of detectives for his départmente. He brings with him…Continue readingTo Kill a Troubadour

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Restaurants Reviews and Such

Prairie Ink Restaurant McNally Robinson Booksellers

Prairie Ink Restaurant is the located inside the Grant Park location of McNally Robinson Booksellers. McNally is my new books, bookstore of choice. If you read any of my book reviews, the links to the books in them are usually links to McNally. For used books, I generally visit Bison Books. Prairie Ink falls into that category of: Restaurant I’ve visited many times, but never got around to writing about. In the good old Pre-Covid days, I went a few…Continue readingPrairie Ink Restaurant McNally Robinson Booksellers

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Reviews and Such Books

The Woman in Green, Jack Todd (August 2020)

My reading inspiration comes from all sorts of sources. In the case of Jack Todd’s The Woman in Green, it’s because I follow the author on Twitter. It wasn’t his mystery writing that caught my attention. Rather, as a Montreal Canadiens fan, I find him to be one of the more restrained and well-thought out commenters on the team. Setting the Action One Christmas Eve 1913, a young woman shows up on the doorstep of a young doctor. She is…Continue readingThe Woman in Green, Jack Todd (August 2020)

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Reviews and Such Books

The Shooting at Chateau Rock – Bruno Mystery

The Shooting at Chateau Rock is the latest installment in the Bruno, Chief of Police detective series. Written by Martin Walker, the stories center around a rural police chief in the Dordogne region of France. The cases often have international significance. The heart of the books though, revolve around a close knit group of friends. At the heart of the friendships are many great meals.  I have written about Bruno before. You can find those posts here, here, here, here,…Continue readingThe Shooting at Chateau Rock – Bruno Mystery

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Reviews and Such Restaurants

Dug & Betty’s Ice Creamery and Cafe

  A little while ago I wrote about Fete Ice Cream on Assiniboine Avenue. Dug & Betty’s Ice Creamery and Cafe, is another, recent addition to the Winnipeg ice cream scene. Owned by the people behind Inferno’s Bistro, which is located just across the street. Dug & Betty’s is bringing small batch ice cream, and French inspired cafe food to Des Meurons Avenue in St. Boniface.   The name of the cafe is inspired by the owner’s Bassett hounds. I…Continue readingDug & Betty’s Ice Creamery and Cafe

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Reading Round Ups

August 2019 Reading Round Up

My August 2019 Reading Round Up is quite a short one. Only three books on the list today. I’ve got a couple of other books that I plan to write separate reviews for. This month is a couple of mysteries, and one food biography. January 2019. February 2019, March Fiction 2019, March Non-Fiction 2019, April 2019, May 2019, June 2019, July 2019 August 2019 Reviews   Taking the Fifth – J. A. Jance When I first started reading crime fiction,…Continue readingAugust 2019 Reading Round Up